Video Tutorials

In addition to course design, we also offer many workshop and webinar sessions, and record those so that faculty and view or review them at their own pace. We also collect useful tutorial videos from other sources to support our faculty.

Below are tutorial and how-to videos, both from us and from the makers of online teaching tools. These are made for faculty to view at their own pace, as needed. If you are interested in attending our online and in-person workshops live, please visit the Learning Opportunities page to view our offerings and register for sessions. If you prefer how-to webpages, please visit our website's Resources area and the Help Desk Support Center.

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Online Teaching Issues Videos

Our Videos

Intro to Teaching Online

This webinar video covers the specific needs of online students, and how to manage the online teaching environment. We will briefly cover measurable outcomes and backwards course design.

Using Copyrighted or Open Educational Materials

This webinar video demonstrates how to find the license of course materials, how to perform a Fair Use assessment, and how to locate Open Educational Resources (OER). We will also cover some of the best ways to present both copyrighted and Open materials to online students, including course-packs, e-reserves, and streaming from the Swank movie catalog.

Authenticaion and Academic Honesty

This session discusses some of the causes of academic dishonesty, and suggests some tactics that can be used to ensure student authentication and honesty in online courses, including proctoring options and assessment alternatives for exam-heavy courses.

Fostering Student Interaction and Engagement

This session introduces some practices that help foster student engagement, such as frequent feedback and authentic assessments, as well as some helpful tools for instructors to use.

How to use the Rutgers iTV Project Studio

This short tutorial video demonstrates how to find, schedule, and use the iTV Project Studio, a self-service recording room set up for faculty, so that you can record quality video lectures and demonstrations with just a few buttons to push.


Accessibilty and Universal Design Videos

Our Videos

Accessibility and Universal Design: Text and Documents

This session focuses on using headers and styles effectively, and on how to make accessible PDFs.

Accessibility and Universal Design: Images and Videos

This session focuses on how to add alt text and captions to images, and how to prepare a video for captioning.

Accessibility and Universal Design: Math & Equations

This video focuses on how to use the math editors of common Learning Management Systems to create accessible mathematical equations on the web, and how to convert LaTeX to MathML.

Accessibility and Universal Design: Course Management

This video will cover what information should be included in course documents, and how to structure your course consistently.


Canvas Videos

Migration/Comparison Videos

This section is designed for faculty who are migrating from eCollege to Canvas. It contains short, focused video tutorials showing some of the differences between the eCollege and Canvas Learning Management Systems.

Course Navigation in Canvas vs. eCollege

Dropbox vs. Assigment Submission


Instructure Videos

Instructure, the makers of Canvas, maintains a large archive of high quality how-to video guides to Canvas. We strongly recommend exploring these videos!

Some videos you may find especially useful are:

Canvas Overview for Instructors

Assignments Overview

Discussions Overview

Quiz Creation: Settings

Quiz Creation: Questions

Gradebook Overview

SpeedGrader Overview

Groups: Creation & Management

Communication Overview


Our Videos

Introduction to Canvas

This is an overview of the Canvas Learning Management System and covers how to navigate the platform, load or edit a syllabus, generate the gradebook, create modules, and create basic content.

Managing Your Canvas Course

This video is intended for instructors who have a Canvas course shell set up and need to manage students, grade assignments, and administer the course. The video covers how to send messages, make announcements, grade, edit content and manage assignment settings, and how to manage student groups.

Adding and Editing Content in Canvas

This video focuses on adding and editing course content using the Rich Content Editor and the link/embed menu options.

Communication Tools in Canvas

This video covers how to use the Inbox, Announcements, and gradebook comments to communicate with students, student groups, and whole classes.

Exams and Surveys in Canvas

This session is intended for users comfortable with completing basic tasks in Canvas, who would like to examine specific course tools in more depth. This session focuses on the Quizzes tool and how to create quizzes, exams, and surveys.

Conferences / BigBlueButton in Canvas

This video deals with the integrated web-conferencing tool, BigBlueButton. The video covers how to create, join, and participate in a Conference, including how to use polls and breakout rooms.


Third Party Videos

BigBlueButton is the web-conference tool integrated into the core of Canvas.

BigBlueButton: Moderator/Presenter Overview

BigBlueButton: Viewer Overview

WileyPLUS also maintains how-to vidoes to show instructors how to integrate WileyPLUS e-textbooks with their Canvas courses.

How to pair WileyPLUS with Canvas

How to do a basic integration of WileyPLUS with Canvas

How to add tool and chapter readings to integrated WileyPLUS within Canvas

How to add deep-linked assignments to integrated WileyPLUS within Canvas


Moodle Videos

Our Videos

To view video-capture of any of the following sessions, visit the Moodle Videos page in our Moodle instance (requires log-in).

Grading in Moodle: Pt1 – Grade Book Setup

Grading in Moodle: Pt2 – Using Rubrics

Grading in Moodle: Pt 3. Assessing Discussions

Quiz Setup & Management

Groups & Team-Based Learning

Conditional Release & Completion Tracking

Using the Assignment Tool

Building Exams with Respondus (PC Only)

Intro to Lecture Capture with iSpring (PC Only)

Intro to Kaltura

In-Video Quizzes with Kaltura

Working with Discussion Forums

Moodle Orientation

Accessibility Strategies

Plagiarism Prevention with Turnitin

Peer Review Tools


Sakai Videos

Our Videos

Sakai: Sites (Site Info)

Sakai: Assignments (Creating Assignments)

Sakai: Assignments (Finding Missing Attachments)

Sakai: Assignments (Grading and Feedback)

Sakai: Assignments (Using Turnitin)

Sakai: Assignments (Rubrics)


Third-party Tool Videos

Kaltura MediaSpace

Kaltura MediaSpace is a video recording and streaming tool.

Our Videos

Kaltura MediaSpace - Recording and Streaming Videos

This training video covers how to access your Kaltura account, record, edit, and upload video, and how to embed videos in a Canvas course.

The following videos apply to use of Kaltura in Rutgers' Sakai:

Accessing Kaltura with Sakai

Kaltura Student Content (Sakai)

Accessing Analytics

Kaltura Playlists

Kaltura: Sharing Multiple Sites

My Media Overview

Managing Media, My Media

Uploading Media

Kaltura Media Gallery, Overview

Adding Kaltura Media Gallery, Sakai

Adding Media to the Media Gallery

Using CaptureSpace

Launching CaptureSpace

CaptureSpace Settings

CaptureSpace Library

Editing Media in CaptureSpace

Third Party Videos

PowToons, a service integrated with our instance of Kaltura, offers a short tutorial on how to create animated videos by editing simple templates.

PowToon tutorial video

Kaltura, the makers of MediaSpace, also offer the following video tutorials in using the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder:

CaptureSpace - Installation

CaptureSpace - Getting Started

CaptureSpace - Setting Up

CaptureSpace - Screen Recording

CaptureSpace - Screen and Webcam Recording

CaptureSpace - Webcam Recording

CaptureSpace - Audio Recording

Kaltura offers the following video tutorials on using the In-video Quiz option in MediaSpace:

Interactive Video Quiz - Create

Interactive Video Quiz - Settings

Interactive Video Quiz - Reports

Interactive Video Quiz - Take a Quiz



VoiceThread is a discussion tool that allows users to annotate and create text or multimedia comments on a central media item (slide, PDF, video, image, etc.).

Our Vidoes

Using VoiceThread in Your Course

This video focuses on the basics of creating and sharing a VoiceThread.

Third Party Videos

VoiceThread offers the following tutorial videos on their Support webpage:

Creating a VoiceThread

Commenting on a VoiceThread

Doodling on a VoiceThread (annotating a VoiceThread)



Turnitin is a tool for detecting plagiarism in written work.

Our Videos

Using Turnitin in Your Course

This video covers how to create a Turnitin assignment, in your course, how to edit Turnitin settings, and how to use Turnitin originality reports as a teaching tool for your students.

Third Party Videos

Turnitin offers the following tutorial videos on the Turnitin Academy YouTube channel:

Creating a Turnitin Assignment

Accessing the Assignment Inbox

Viewing an OriginalityCheck Report



Camtasia is a desktop application by TechSmith; faculty and staff will need to purchase it if your department does not have a license already. It allows users to make sophisticated screencasts and webcam recordings, edit the video and audio tracks, and add effects such as zoom or highlighting actions on the screen. TechSmith maintains a library of high-quality video tutorials.

Record, Edit, Share

Transitions, Annotations, & Effects

Animations & Effects

Editing Audio

Produce & Share

If you are using an older version of Camtasia, be sure to take a look at the tutorials specific to that version:

Camtasia Studio 8 (Windows)

Camtasia 2 (Mac)


LearningStudio (eCollege) Videos

Our Videos

Introduction to eCollege

This video presents an overview of eCollege, system navigation, and basic course-building.

eCollege: Gradebook and Rubrics

This video covers how to set up the gradebook, including how to add assignments, set points and weights, create rubrics, and enter grades.

eCollege: Exams and Question Banks

This video covers how to create and grade quizzes and exams, including creating and re-ordering questions, using question banks, grading, and adjusting grades.

Using the Visual Editor in eCollege

This video deals with how to use the Rich Text Editor, how to add and format text, how to add images, and how to include links or embed videos.

Introduction to ClassLive

This video introduces the ClassLive (Blackboard Collaborate) webconferencing tool, how to start a session, how to use the whiteboard, share files, open websites inside the session, and take polls.