- [Narrator] Creating a video for your class

can be a great way to introduce your course,

discuss the concept, demonstrate a skill

or even provide timely feedback on an assignment.

When creating videos, it's always a good idea

to consider your audience and the fact that

some of them may be unable to see or hear

your video content.

This means when you plan your next video,

it'll be important to consider the language you use

to convey your content.

The more descriptive the language you use,

the greater the opportunity for all of your students

to learn from the video.

Generally speaking, a good way to ensure you're using

descriptive language is to imagine you're

lecturing live to your class.

How would you convey your thoughts in that situation?

It's likely you'd elaborate and provide examples

that will help your students understand the concept.

When demonstrating a skill or technique in a video,

keep in mind that some students will be unable to see

what you're portraying on screen.

So, the language you use will need to be specific.

For example, let's say you're demonstrating a

chemistry concept: how to recognize a meniscus.

Instead of asking students to look at how the

concave meniscus curves, you could ask them to notice

that the concave meniscus curves downward from the

edge of the container.

Providing specific details will help all of your students

learn the concept, including those unable to see

the image on screen.

Let's look at another situation where you've created

or selected a video, but it doesn't contain

much descriptive language.

There are tools available, such as YouDescribe.com

that will allow you to add voiceover to the video.

In this way, more descriptive language

can be interjected, which will

make the video more accessible.

However, it's important to note that adding voiceover

can be quite time consuming.

So, when you make videos, be conscious of using

descriptive language and specific details.

They'll save you from more work later on.