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Two helpful video enhancements

There are two applications that add functionality to video that could be very helpful in delivering content to students, for both online classes or for flipping your class lectures, as well as having students use the applications for homework assignments or to create artifacts for more formal assessments.

Movenote  creates an online experience  that allows  you to combine video or audio alongside  a slide show. Movenote accepts a variety of file types to prepare a slide show, and also allows you to add slides on the fly as you are recording your video.

Movenote can be accessed on any browser through your Google account or with a separate user identity. The advantage of syncing your Google account with Movenote is that it enables access to your Google Drive documents (slides, images, etc.). Movenote can be added as an extension to record directly from  Gmail or Google Drive and it is Android and IOS friendly.

Quickly  share your final product through social media, embed in Blackboard, a Google Site or a WordPress site or download as an .MP4 and upload to YouTube. You can also just share the link. Artifacts are stored on  There is a paid version  – the free version may have advertisements.

The other application is called This application  gives you the ability to add notes alongside of a video. As a video plays on one side of the screen, you can add notes at specific points (timestamp) in a separate notes areas on the other side of the screen. As a viewer, you can read the notes and skip around the video by clicking on the timestamps.

This application  is integrated with Google Drive to take advantage of Google’s sharing capability. You can share the you have created with your students and allow them to add their own notes or you can give read only access. Peer review? Feedback on presentation style? Video analysis for individual study note taking. There are lots of possibilities.


To see an  example, you’ll need to download into your Chrome browser.



Author: Heidi Olson

Heidi enjoys working with content experts in developing eCampus courses to provide alternatives for students. Her other interests include faculty training in best practices for eCampus and researching eCampus tools to help fulfill learning outcomes. Having worked in the distance education arena for over 20 years, she has a wide range of experiences in supporting students and faculty as technology and pedagogy evolve.

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