#CampusTech – Making the Most of Multimedia

Session Description: Technological advances have put multimedia directly into the hands of faculty and students. It is not uncommon to find video lectures, interactive modules, audio/video assignment feedback, and other multimedia tools used in both online and face-to-face courses. Learn how to take your multimedia content to the next level. This presentation explains how to use audio, images and video effectively to make your presentations and courses more engaging. Additionally, you’ll see examples of mini-lecture videos, audio feedback and screencasts from faculty at the University of Cincinnati.

Speakers: JP Long, Nikki Holden, University of Cincinnati


  • What is multimedia? Well… it’s anything digital eg.: webcam videos, screen recordings, lectures, guest speakers, presentation slides, interactive applications, etc.
  • Online Learning at CECH: 8,163 faculty created videos in CECH were produced, 13,927 student created videos, 23,015 faculty created videos in all of UC.
  • Benefits of multimedia: add instructor presence, demonstrate processes, promote UDL, increase retention, reinforce learning objectives, etc.
  • UC faculty use self-produced videos such as screencasts, lectures, software demos, assignment feedback, student video assignments, web conferencing tools, interactive modules, etc. 

Four Best Practices of Design

  1. Contrast
  2. Repetition
  3. Alignment
  4. Proximity

Design tips from presentationzen:


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