Assignment Overview Videos
What is it?
An assignment overview video steps students through the requirements for course assessments and activities. Each video should overview only one assignment or assessment. Embed assignment overview videos with the written instructions for the assignment.
Why should I do it?
These videos allow you to "walk" a student through an assignment, providing emphasis and focus where needed. You can also use these videos to proactively describe and discuss "frequently asked questions" and areas where previous students have faced difficulty. In doing so, you will reduce student anxiety and decrease execution-based questions.
What tools do I need?
a free recording application
free video hosting
What does it look like?
Overview videos are usually talking head style or screencasts.
How do I organize it?
Begin by formulating your objective and creating a solid plan, storyboard, or outline for your video. Assignment overview videos should provide the context that is necessary for students to understand assignment requirements.
Assignment Overview Video Template
Assignment overview videos will likely have to reference course specifics such as readings and assignments.
Whenever these elements change, the assignment overview video should be updated before the next offering of the course.
Provide tips to success in the assignment overview or create additional success tip resources for learners.
Keep these videos brief; fewer than five minutes if possible.