Do-It-Yourself Video Station

The CTL Learning Commons offers a DIY Video Station for instructors interested in creating media to use in their courses, particularly as part of flipping their classroom. Instructors canĀ use this Video Station to create a variety of types of media, including interactive videos, screencasts, and annotated media.

Where is the DIY Video Station and how do I reserve a time to use it?

The DIY Video Station is located in Butler Library Room 204 and can be reserved for up to 2 hours at a time. To reserve the DIY Video Station, please email a CTL Learning Designer with some dates and times that you are available to come in and a description of the media that you would like to create. If you are new to using the DIY Video Station, a CTL Learning Designer will join you for your first reservation.

What hardware and equipment is available at the DIY Video Station?

  • Apple Mac Computer
  • Microphones: lapel, headset or standing USB Condenser Microphone
  • Wacom Pen Tablet and Stylus (tablet pen)
  • HD Webcam
  • Headphones or speakers for playback

What software is available at the DIY Video Station?

  • Screen capture and editing: Camtasia or ScreenFlow
  • Annotations and drawing tool: Autodesk Sketchbook
  • Video Editing: iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere
  • Audio recording & editing: Audacity
  • Music creation: GarageBand

Contact us! You can find contact information for the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department at http://ctl.columbia.edu/ctl-learning-designers.