Much information can be conveyed using video. It is also extremely useful for demonstrating dangerous activities, showing processes (especially close-ups etc) and adding interest to your courses.

Those with visual or hearing impairments will need a transcript of the video to ensure that they understand what is happening.

Topic/issue Action Comment
  1. Check resolution and format and resize to an appropriate physical size if necessary.
  2. Compress files to reduce the file size.
Large files may be difficult/impossible to download.
Transcript or description Ensure your videos are accompanied by transcripts and/or descriptions – this could be an audio description. Where descriptions are needed, be concise and clear.

If there is something happening in the video that is not accompanied by any sound, be sure to describe this for those with visual impairments.
Format Select a format that can be used on the majority of computers. If you are putting your video in a VLE, make sure it will play.

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