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Creating educational video

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Brandon Mosqueda Caidedo - Work in Progress. Undergraduate (BA): Sound Arts and Design. London College of Communication

Educational videos are pre-recorded videos that can be watched by students at any time. These can include talking heads, PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations, instructional videos and recordings of lectures.


Educational videos support students to achieve learning outcomes. They can also measure measure student engagement to support teaching reflections.


Educational videos are most effective when clearly aligned with a learning activity.

Learn how to design video supported learning activities.

Use the LCF-produced pre-recorded videos principles and guidelines for a comprehensive and pedagogically informed guide to video design and production.


You can produce and share educational videos with your students using Panopto. Panopto captures live teaching for later and review and supports a wide range of learning activities:

  • tutorials
  • demonstrations
  • briefings
  • feedback

Learn how to enable Panopto for your course. This process only needs to be completed once.

Review our introduction to Panopto to learn more on recording, editing and sharing educational videos.

Educational video policy

We are currently developing a comprehensive policy for the production and sharing of video for teaching and learning. During this time, use this educational video guidance note to inform your video production for, and with, students.

Use the Video, Photography and Audio Recording Release Form (Canvas login required) to obtain consent from any guest speakers.

Next steps

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    Staff development sessions  

    Learn more about upcoming opportunities. (Canvas login required.)


If you would like any support or guidance, submit a ticket through MySupport or get in touch with your college Digital Learning staff.