The CITL lightboard studio is an automated video recording solution that uses a of a pane of glass between the presenter and the camera, special markers, lighting, and software to allow you to write or draw content on the glass while facing the camera. The entire studio is turned on and off with a single switch and the record to USB function enables unattended self-service recording. The Lightboard Control Center also allows you to share and interact with overlaid images/videos. The lightboard studio can be used to create recorded videos to share in courses and on the web or can be used in live meetings in Teams, Collaborate, or Zoom.
While permitted by University policy, the Lightboard Studio will continue to be available by appointment. To ensure the safety of users and CITL staff, we must adhere to the following requirements:
It is important to follow the clean up instructions below carefully to ensure a clean work surface for the next appointment and to prevent damage to the lightboard.
Once you have reviewed the support information for the Lightboard Studio and are ready to schedule an appointment, use the button below to request an available 1 hour appointment between 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments must be requested at least 2 business days in advance. You will receive a confirmation email and additional support materials. Once you have reviewed the instructions support materials in the email confirmation, if you still feel you need additional assistance, contact email@example.com for support options.
Self Service Recording in the CITL Lightboard Studio
Using Overlays with Lightboard Videos
Most research on video for learning recommends keeping videos short - in the 5-15 minute range - with multiple short videos as opposed to a single long video. Other than this recommendation, the Lightboard Studio allows you to record as long as you would like, within the capacity of your flash drive. Usually, 10 minutes of video requires 1 GB of storage.
In theory, the Lightboard Studio is designed so that you will not need to edit your videos. If you do need to edit them, and you use a Mac, we would recommend using iMovie.
If you use a PC, check out this article reviewing The Best Free Video-Editing Software for 2021 for someone options you can consider.