Video Talking Points
Example ‘Video Now’ Talking Points
A capstone video response, which we call the Video Now asset, can deal with any of the topics below. Use your discretion in regard to which topics seemed most engaging to participants throughout the module. Do not feel the need to address every single topic/question listed below. Response videos should be no longer than five minutes.
Possible Topics for the Expert Guide to cover in their video:
•Dominant themes from discussion forums
•Particularly compelling discussion posts. Use names & direct quotes if suitable for the company culture
•Best practices surfaced in forums
•Important trends from assessments. Are the cohort’s results typical?
•Actionable insights from discussion or assessments. What should participants focus on next?
•Breakout group themes and connections. If two groups surfaced opposing positions/viewpoints, you might encourage the cohort to discuss and debate further in the capstone forum.
Additional Topics for the Executive Sponsor (If Applicable)
•Respond to common questions/concerns raised in the forums
•Share what the organization is already doing around the content from this module and how participants can contribute
•What are some specific opportunities to apply what participants have just learned? How can they take action?
All videos must conclude with a question or idea for participants to discuss further in the discussion forum immediately following the video response
•“In the forum following this video, respond to...”
•“Based on the results of the assessment, use the upcoming forum to discuss...”
•“In the following forum, identify one specific...”
Steps to Create the ‘Video Now’
Here is a suggested process for capturing and sharing your video:
1.Draft an outline of what you will cover on your video
2.If this is your first time preparing a video, you are invited to have the project team check your agenda before proceeding, or you can prepare and send us a short demo video to make sure all the steps work. There are also sample videos you can watch to get a better feel for the finished products. Ask Helen about the
3.Prepare any slides you want to show during your video (not necessary, but a good visual aid)
4.Reference the ppt doc titled “Tips For Filming Yourself” in the facilitation plan.
5.Record your video using a mobile phone, computer webcam, iMovie, GoToMeeting (
can set this up for you) or other available video technology; CorpU does not have a preference, but see below for some good options
6.Don’t worry about including Breakout Group report-outs, assessment results, or any late discussions, if they’re not ready or participants haven’t contributed; but do be aware that the course designer may decide to include that report or document as an attachment within the asset so that participants can review it after they watch your video
7.Upload the video to the platform using the video widget in the right panel on the course landing page
8.Alert the following people by email that you have uploaded the video: firstname.lastname@example.org and the client leader/Solution Architect(s)
Uploading your video to the platform
Options for Video Technology
Here are a few of the software tools that facilitators have used to produce their videos:
•GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar (great when you want to share slides)
•iMovie (for Mac)
•MovieMaker (for Windows)
- Create the descriptive slides
- Use insert video to record a video using computer camera or add an audio narration on a particular slide
- Then record a slideshow just clicking to move from slide to slide or play the video or audio file
- Save the PowerPoint as an mp4 file
(Mac or Windows, trial is free but must eventually purchase)
Some of our folks have a PC without a camera, so they suggest purchasing:
•Webcam: Logitech HC 3-10 with built in microphone