Course Production Tech Skills

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How to work with images

See Image Workshop


Flickr: Use the creative commons search on Flickr to find photos (easy, free, the copyright issue is hassle-free), you just need to give attribution or credit to the author.

Other Resources

  • Other sites for images via Kristen’s bookmarks: copyright information is included in the “notes” sections of the links
  • Photos for Class: Download creative commons licensed photos from Flickr with the attribution on the image

Designing Effective Presentations



MS Office Shortcuts and Customization


  • File formats supported: .asf, .avi, .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .mpg, .mpg, .swf, .wmv
  • Downloading Clips from YouTube: Savefrom.netKeepVid
  • Converting file types: Zamzar

Additional/Related Resources

Comic Sans


Animated Gifs

Animated gifs can be added to PPT files just like images. Here’s an example of an animated chart made into a gif.

Giphy– search and share animated gifs

Make an animated gif:


Using and Creating Engaging Audio

Video Filming and Audio Guidelines (PDF)


Audacity(iOS/Win, free), Tech Tips: Audacity(PDF)

The Best Voice Recorder, Bryan Gardiner, The Wirecutter, 8/15/13; Sony ICD-AX412 on Amazon

Free Music Sites



Using and Creating Engaging Video


Video Filming and Audio Guidelines (PDF)


Windows Movie Maker

  • Windows Movie Maker is a video-making tool which comes free with Microsoft Windows. It is not exactly a feature-rich application but it is well-suited to simple tasks such as creating video to save or send to YouTube or via email.
  • Microsoft Guide to Movie MakerView Here
  • YouTube – How to upload video to YouTube (view Using YouTube Tech Guide.pdf)

Quicktime Pro

  • Open your video file within Quicktime Pro, then Drag the beginning point and end point to where you want your video to start and end.
  • Click on the menu “Edit” then choose “Trim to election”.
  • View your edited version and make additional edits if needed.
  • Save your movie by going to “File > Save As”
  • QuickTime Pro X basic recording and editing guide.pdf

Compression Software


To use Handbrake to compress your file:

  • Select your “Source” file.
  • Click on Toggle presets and select Apple.
  • On the Apple dropdown, select iPhone and iPod Touch
  • On the main window, select the format Mp4, and to the right, check Web Optimized.
  • Scroll down and click on Picture settings and write down the Window size dimensions (usually says 480 x 272).

Tutorial on using Handbrake (with screenshots)

Clipchamp (browser based)

Fordham YouTube Channel

In order to enable your Fordham YouTube channel, you will need to agree to the Terms of Service for the Google Core Apps and agree to the Fordham Policy on the Use of Non-Core Google Services. Once you have completed both, you should have access to your YouTube channel within 1 business day. To access your channel, you can either click on the “App Pad” (listed under “More”) once you are signed into your Fordham Google Account or go directly to and sign in with your Access IT ID. For questions or assistance with enabling your Fordham YouTube Channel, please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999.

How to Upload Video to Fordham YouTube and Embed the Video in Blackboard Course Item

Tools and Tips




Working Screen-to-Screen


Do You Need a Webinar, Webcast or Video Conference

Google Hangouts


Additional Tools


Technology Tools

Working Screen-to-Screen

Collaborative Writing

Curation Tools

Video Tools

Multimedia Tools

Editing Tools

Annotation Tools

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