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 Webinars & Workshops 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 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

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 Quality Matters to Improve Your Course (Part 1, Part 2)

These videos discuss how to use the Quality Matters rubric.


Fostering Student Interaction and Engagement (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

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.


Best Practices for Inclusive Teaching

This video will introduce you to the best practices of inclusive teaching.

Assessing Discussions and Participation Online

This session offers some foundational strategies to help instructors create robust prompts and clear policy statements, which will guide students toward effective online discussions and participation, as well as some things to consider when assessing those discussions.

Course Materials: Copyrighted and Open Resources

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.

Authentication and Academic Honesty (Part 1, Part 2)

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.


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.

Basics of Lecture Capture

This video demonstrates how to record simple lecture capture, and get the best possible results.


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.


Third Party Videos

Using the Accessibility Block (Moodle)

This video, by Rutgers faculty member Derek Malenczak, of the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Counseling Professions, demonstrates how to enable and use the Accessibility block in Moodle.

How to use UDOIT (Canvas)

This video, by the makers of the UDOIT accessibility checker, briefly demonstrates how to use the checker.


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

eCollege Threaded Discussions vs. Canvas Discussions

eCollege Gradebook vs Canvas Grades


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:


Our Videos

Introduction to Canvas (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

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

The UDOIT accessilbility checker is integrated into our instance of Canvas.

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


Moodle Videos

Our Videos

Introduction to Moodle

This video covers the basics of how to navigate and add content to Moodle.

Grading in Moodle: Pt1 – Grade Book Setup

This video demonstrates how to adjust gradebook settings, create categories, and set weights or grade schemes.

Grading in Moodle: Pt2 – Using Rubrics

This video demonstrates how to create a rubric to use for grading.

Grading in Moodle: Pt 3 - Assessing Discussions

This video demonstrates how to grade contributions to a discussion forum.

Using the Assignment Tool

This video demonstrates how to create an assignment and adjust the submission and grade settings.

Quiz Setup & Management

This video demonstrates how to create a quiz and adjust the settings.

Moodle Discussions

This video demonstrates how to create a discussion forum, and how to adjust the posting and grade settings.

Using the Book Tool

This video demonstrates how to use the Book tool to create a linked set of content pages and activities.

Groups & Team-Based Learning

This video demonstrates how to set up student groups, in Moodle, and how to create group activities.

Conditional Release & Completion Tracking

This video demonstrates how to create basic learning paths, in Moodle, and how to track completion of activities.

Intro to Kaltura in Moodle

This video demonstrates how to use Moodle's Kaltura integration to embed video content in your course.

In-Video Quizzes with Kaltura

This video demonstrates how to set up in-video quizzes, using Kaltura videos.

iSpring Quizzes (PC Only)

This video shows how to use iSpring to create quizzes.

Plagiarism Prevention

This video offers some advice on how to help prevent plagiarism, among your students.


Third Party Videos

Using the Accessibility Block

This video, by Rutgers faculty member Derek Malenczak, of the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Counseling Professions, demonstrates how to enable and use the Accessibility block.


Sakai Videos

Our Videos

Sakai: Creating a Site

How to create a new course site in Sakai.

Sakai: Managing a Site 1

Learn how to use the Edit Site Information, Manage Tools, Tool Order, Adding Participants, Editing Roster and Managing Groups tabs.

Sakai: Managing a Site 2

Learn how to use the Manage Access, Duplicate Site, Review Dates, Import/Export tabs.

Sakai: Sites (Email)

Learn how to associate your email with your Sakai account.

Sakai: Sites (My Workspace)

Learn how to navigate MyWorkspace in Sakai.  My Workspace allows you to create your Profile, view what sites you are a member in, upload global resources, as well as create new sites, among other things.

Sakai: Sites (Site Info)

Learn how to navigate Site Info in a Sakai site.  Site Info is your local settings management tool.

Sakai: Assignments (Creating Assignments)

Learn how to create an Assignment.

Sakai: Assignments (Finding Missing Attachments)

Sometimes students will upload a submission but fail to click Submit.  In these cases, Sakai has a tool that allows you to see what your student has uploaded.

Sakai: Assignments (Grading and Feedback)

Learn how to grade assignments as well as provide feedback to students.

Sakai: Assignments (Rubrics)

The use of rubrics can make grading faster, more efficient and more objective for the instructor as well as provide guidance for the student as far as what your expectations are.  Learn how to create rubrics in the Assignments tool in this video.

Sakai: Gradebook (Adding and Editing Items)

Learn how to add and edit items manually added to the Gradebook.

Sakai: Gradebook (Setup and Setting Permissions)

Learn how to set up your Gradebook as well as how to set/change permissions.

Sakai: Lessons (Introduction)

This video is a general introduction to the Lessons tool in Sakai and explains how it differs from the Resources tool.

Sakai: Lessons (Begin Creation)

Learn how to begin organizing and structuring your Lessons pages.

Sakai: Lessons (Adding Content 1)

Learn how to add text, embed content, content links, and subpages to your Lessons page.

Sakai: Lessons (Adding Content 2)

Learn how to add links to items in the Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums tools; as well as how to add Student Pages, and external links.

Sakai: Resources (Creating Folders)

Learn how to create folders and subfolders in the Resources tool.

Sakai: Resources (Importing Resources)

Learn how to import resources from other sites.

Sakai: Resources (Settings)

Learn how to manage your settings in the Resources tool.

Sakai: Resources (Uploading Files)

Learn how to upload files into the Resources tool.

Sakai: Resources (WebDAV)

Learn how to use WebDAV to transfer large files into the Resources tool.


Third-party Tool Videos


BigBlueButton is the web-conference tool integrated into Canvas, Moodle, and Sakai.


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 on the Kaltura standalone website, and how to embed videos in a Canvas course.

Using Kaltura CaptureSpace for Students (Canvas) and Using Kaltura as a Student (Sakai)

These videos demonstrate how students can use Kaltura to record and submit video, in Canvas and Sakai.

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

Accessing Kaltura with Sakai

How to find and add the My Media course tool in Sakai.

Adding Kaltura Media Gallery, Sakai

How to add the Media Gallery course tool in Sakai.

Kaltura: Sharing Media in Multiple Sakai Sites

How to share Kaltura media to more than one Sakai course site.

Kaltura Student Content (Sakai)

How to allow students to upload Kaltura media in a Sakai course.

The following videos are demonstrated in Sakai, but cover consistent features of Kaltura in every LMS:

Accessing Analytics

How to access viewing analytics in the Media Gallery.

Kaltura Playlists

How to create a playlist of Kaltura media.

My Media Overview (Sakai)

How to navigate the My Media area.

Managing Media, My Media

How to curate and manage media in the My Media area.

Uploading Media

How to upload Media to the My Media area.

Kaltura Media Gallery, Overview

How to navigate the Media Gallery area.

Adding Media to the Media Gallery

How to add (share) media in the Media Gallery area.

Using CaptureSpace

How to use the CaptureSpace recorder.

Launching CaptureSpace

How to launch CaptureSpace for the first time.

CaptureSpace Settings

How to change CaptureSpace settings.

CaptureSpace Library

How to find and use the CaptureSpace Library, where your recordings are stored locally.

Editing Media in CaptureSpace

How to make simple edits to media recorded with 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.

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

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



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

VoiceThread Overview

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 (Canvas)

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

Sakai: Assignments (Using Turnitin)

Turnitin is a tool that allows faculty members to more readily determine if their students have cited resources properly or not.  This webinar will teach you how to use Turnitin in Sakai.

Third Party Videos

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



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.

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