Audio and Video Production

There are a myriad of choices for how you can produce videos and record audio for your lectures.

Hörsaal aus Sicht des Vortragendentisches, der voller technischen Geräte ist

In the Lec­ture Hall

A lot of lecture halls have been supplied with complete recording studio equipment. The advantage of this method is that you can use all available aids and tools in the lecture hall (blackboard, document camera, tablet-PC) in your recording. The recordings are saved automatically on the Opencast-Server and integrating them in your OpenOlat courses is very easy.

Kamera und Scheinwerfer vor Green Screen

In the AV-Stu­dio

In the rooms of the AV-Studio you can produce video recordings in front of a greenscreen or audio recordings with a professional studio microphone. Please refer to the Abteilung Digitale Medien und Lerntechnologien for a more thorough consulting on your options.

Opencast Studio Screenshot

Open­cast Stu­dio

Opencast Studio is a tool that has been offered for every lecturer since 2020. It is an easy-to-use browser-based application with which you can record both your screen and/or yourself via webcam together with the audio signal. The results will be saved to the university-internal Opencast-Server (only you can access your own videos!) and integrating the videos in your OpenOlat courses is very easy.

Vortragender mit schematischer Darstellung der Vertonung einer PowerPoint-Präsentation

Adding sound to PowerPoint-Pre­sen­ta­ti­ons

Directly in the PowerPoint program you can record yourself speaking in tandem with your slides and then save the resulting presentation as a video for your students.

Camtasia Stimmungsgrafik


Camtasia is a professional video cutting program for learned users and is the ideal tool for the creation of screencasts. You can for example add annotations and animations to your screen recording. However, for this program you will need a license.

OBS Stimmungsgrafik

OBS (Open Broad­cas­ter Soft­wa­re)

OBS is a free program with which you can record individual videos and stream them live. This program is very extensive and powerful. Thus, we recommend this program mainly to people who are willing to put in the effort to learn more about the software.

Ordner in einer Wolke

Sto­rage space for your videos

Do you need more storage space for your recordings? For the ideal integration of videos in OpenOlat as well as for storing videos online we offer the service “Streaming Media”.

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