How do I use Microsift Photos to make and edit video?

For PC computers with Microsoft Windows, you have a free option that comes with your computer (Microsoft Photos Application). If you have on older version of Windows, you may also try Microsoft Movie Maker (Free – with Windows).

Tutorials: The videos below are very short – and they help you address the different tools and features of video editing

      1. Getting Started: Starting a Project and Importing Your Media (Images, Video Clips, Photographs)
      2. Editing: Sequencing Images and Video Clips, Editing and Trimming Clips
      3. Adding Texts and Titles
      4. Sound Files: Audio Clips, Music and Voice-Overs
      5. Here is a different (longer) video that discusses most of basic aspects of video making using Microsoft.

What features are available in Moodle for discussion and feedback?

Moodle can help facilitate class discussions and feedback online. Some suggestions to do so are listed below:

  1. Create a Forum in Moodle:
  2. Use the survey/questionnaire (see polling FAQ)
  3. Blog in moodle.
  4. Create groups for students to respond to a particular video. Groups in moodle –




How do I save and store videos using Google Drive?

Cloud storage is password protected and generally a safe way to store your files and access them from multiple devices.

  1. Getting started with Google Drive:
  2. Uploading files to Google drive:
  3. Sharing files from google Drive:

How do I save and store videos using a memory stick?

A USB or memory key is a great portable option for storing your videos.

  1. Transfer files onto a USB/memory key:

How do I save and store videos using Vimeo?

Ensure you understand the privacy and sharing settings if you are using Vimeo to host your videos.

  1. Store a video as private? Public?

How do I save and store videos using YouTube?

Ensure you understand the privacy and sharing settings if you are using YouTube to host your videos.

  1. Store a Youtube video as unlisted or private? Public? :

How do I save and store videos using Office 365 and OneDrive?

Faculty at York University can store videos using OneDrive.

  1. Get started with OneDrive:
  2. To learn the basics of how to use OneDrive, click here:,
    1. OR for further detail, click here:
  3. Upload files to OneDrive:
  4. Create files and folders on OneDrive:
  5. Share your files and folders with OneDrive:
  6. Sync your files and folders to OneDrive:
  7.  For further questions or concerns:

Where can I get free images and sound to use in my video?

York University offers some free resources:

 There are several websites that offer royalty free sound and music, here are links to a few examples:

There are several websites that offer free images, a few examples are listed below:

How to trim a video with iMovie?

you can add or remove frames with the clip trimmer.

  1. In the timeline, select the clip you want to trim.
  2. Choose Window > Show Clip Trimmer. The clip trimmer appears over the timeline.
  3. Do one of the following: Extend the clip: Drag the edge of the clip away from its center. …
  4. Press Return to close the clip trimmer
  5. Hide other people faces for privacy

How do I ensure good lighting?

Some tips you can keep in mind when finding the perfect lighting for your video are available here:


How do I ensure good sound quality?

Some great tips for getting better sound in your smartphone videos are available here:

How do I record with my smartphone?

You should always record video horizontally. It maintains the correct aspect ratio to playback on all video players. In other words, the video will fill the whole screen when played back on your laptop or uploaded to YouTube. If you record a video vertically it creates two black strips on either side of the video during playback to fit the height of the video and therefore does not use the full screen. Additionally, here are some other great tips to keep in mind when recording with your smartphone,

How do I use Camtasia to give feedback on students’ video?

Camtasia is available to York University Faculty. It can also be purchased from TechSmith.

      1. Add annotations to video using Camtasia:
      2. Watch the tutorial on how to add annotations:

How do I use H5P to give feedback on students’ video?

H5P  is a free app that annotates videos.

      1. Install H5P:
      2. Use H5P, upload content, create content, edit content, and embed content:
      3. Watch the quick start video instructions:

How do I use YouTube subtitles to give feedback on students’ video?

The Youtube app is free and includes video interactive/annotation tool that can be used to give feedback by adding subtitles.

    1. Add subtitles to my Youtube video:

How do I use Zoom annotations to give feedback on students’ video?

Zoom is available to all York University faculty.

    1. To use annotation on a Zoom call you need to be in a call, and screen sharing.
      1. Learn more about starting calls and screensharing;,
      2. Learn how to use annotations;

How do I use Kahoot for polling and quizzing?

Create a Kahoot!


  1. Kahoot has several game modes available upon creation of a Kahoot. Provided is a link on how to create a Kahoot;
  2. Modify you questions:

How do I use iClicker for polling and quizzing?

Students and faculty at York can get access to iClicker here:

The Quick Start guide is available here:


  1. Use iClicker for online courses. You can use iClicker remotely for your online course, the service site is Follow the Instructor QuickStart Guide to download the software to your computer and create an iClicker course, and run a polling session Add the Student QuickStart Guide to your Moodle course and inform the students to follow the instructions to download the app, or use this URL  to create their account, join the course and participate in a polling session.
  2. Use iClicker to provide feedback:
  3. iClicker support and training is available to York faculty. Contact Lindsey Thomas at or 512-402-7728 or book your one-on-one appointment at

How do I use Zoom for polling and quizzing?

Zoom is available to all York University faculty.

  1. To start a poll on zoom see:

How do I record my iPhone screen?

Screen recording is build in to iPhone.

        1. To record you screen on iPhone see the tutorial here:

How do I record my Android smartphone screen?

DU Recorder is a screen recording App for Android devices.

      1. Download DU Recorder. 
      2. Watch the tutorial video:

How do I record my computer screen?

Loom is a free screen recording software that can be installed on both Mac and Windows computers.

    1. Install Loom:
    2. Record your screen using the google chrome extension:
    3. Share the videos you record:
    4. View the videos you record. The Loom interface allows you to create and organize folders to store and view your videos at a later time.

How do I record my screen with Microsoft OS?

You can use the xBox live video capture screen recorder in Microsoft Windows

  1. To record a video using XBox live:

How do I record my screen on my Mac?

Use Quicktime player, a software includes with iOS.

  1. To learn how to play, record, edit and share your movies:

How do I record my screen using Moodle with TechSmithrelay (Camtesia)?

York University Faculty teaching a course with Moodle get access to the free TechSmithrelay (Camtesia) screen recorder.

  1. Request moodle:
  2. Request TechsmithRelay (tie to a course and include a screen recorder feature)
  3. Upload screen recording:
    1. Then navigate to computing faculty and staff  > teaching and research > lecture recording at York > techsmithrelay

How to give feedback via Discord?

Discord is a free app for group chats and calls.

  1. Start a call on Discord:


How to give feedback via Google Hangouts?

Google Hangouts is a video conferencing tool available for free from Google.

  1. Open an account. To use Google Hangouts, you need to make a google account. Click the link to learn more
  2. Start a Hangout:
    1. OR start a video call:
    2. OR start a group conversation:
  3. Invite others to join my call:




How to give feedback via Zoom?

Zoom is a video conferencing tool available to York University Faculty. Faculty can get a standard account at York Universit by contacting

Information and resources about Zoom are available here:

  1. Start an instant zoom meeting and share my screen:
    1. OR join a zoom meeting:
    2. OR schedule a meeting:
  2. Configure audio and video:
  3. Record a conference call: See “Screen Recording” FAQ




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