Screencast: Offsite Faculty or Team Development

Learn the basics of screencasting in less than two hours: embrace a new technology for team building and communication.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

This is a course for busy faculty members or business owners who need to communicate with employees or faculty who work in off-site locations. It demonstrates rapid and efficient means of organizing files, creating a mind-map presentation which can be used through the series, and screen-casting to tie the material together. This will emphasize both the "big picture" and the necessary details. Basic information about saving the files and where to host the videos to allow your learners access will finish up the class.

This is not a detailed course examining every option within each software package, as there are several excellent Udemy classes which already accomplish this task. Rather, take this course to learn the key details in less than two hours. You can hone your skills over time.

Videos, sample mindmaps, and assignments represent the course materials. Bring your own project and work through it so that you will have a meaningful product by the time you finish the course.

What are the requirements?

  • Know how to open and save files on a computer
  • Novamind mindmapping software or a general equivalent
  • Screenflow or Camtasia for screen casting and post recording editing
  • Ideally an external camera and microphone to improve quality
  • Interest in learning the basics of this technology
  • If you have a project in mind work though it lesson by lesson

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will be able to organize and execute an information series for offsite team members or faculty using mind mapping material and screen casting
  • You will learn how to economize on time by using an organized file structure
  • You will be able to plan and organize an information series for off site faculty or team
  • You will be able to use mind mapping software to create the outline of material
  • You will learn to integrate the mind map into screen casting software
  • You will create a focused series of brief compelling communications
  • You will learn to create visually interesting effects to support your learning objectives

Who is the target audience?

  • University faculty
  • Post graduate faculty
  • Graduate medical education faculty
  • Business owners who need to communicate with independent contractors
  • Team leaders communicating with non-local individuals

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Review of the purpose of this class and an overview the educational goals.


A bit about myself and how I came to learn about screencasting as a part of medical education.


Finding the balance of detail versus overview to make the course flow for the learner.

2 questions

What's this whole thing about?

Section 2: Software requirements

Novamind Mind-mapping software free trial download


Screenflow 4 for Mac

4 questions

What software is involved with this course?

Section 3: Hardware requirements

Know the capacities of your computer system to reduce frustration levels!


This demonstrates the difference in quality between the built in microphone of the laptop and the quality of a USB microphone.


Finding a USB camera

Logitech HD Webcam 920

iGlasses Software for webcam control on a Macintosh:


Very basic discussion of lighting and how to eliminate harsh shadows and distracting backgrounds.

2 questions

How will this work on my computer?

Section 4: Horrific errors to avoid

Error number 1


Error number 2


Error number 3


Error number 4


Error number 5

3 questions

What not to do

Section 5: Pre-recording

Create a file structure that will save time.


Make each presentation short! This isn't an hour long lecture format.


Create the style and background for your mindmap, which will create the overall format for your presentation conent. provides a free product download for you to try


What is a mindmap? Also see handout for an example of a more detailed mindmap.


How to complete your mindmap to prepare your presentation, both for content and for visual style changes. Please see the supplementary material for two examples in .pdf format for your review. Note: uploads of the .nm5 format are not allowed within the system. Email me if you would like these in .nm5 format.


Learn the best output form from NovaMind for use in screencasting software.

4 questions

Quiz on Mindmapping section

Section 6: Recording

The purpose of a clapper board and why you need one to obtain professional level results.


This is not a live lecture. Take your time, and feel free to repeat material in multiple takes on your recording.


Set the recording size, the background, create text blocks for your title, import your mindmap, and save a template screencast document for use in the entire series.


Try different versions of wordings from your presentation. You can choose that which you like best later.


Record your presentation from your mindmap branch. Then insert the recording into the timeline and synchronize audio and video.

4 questions

Recording section

Section 7: Post-recording

Learn how the layers of the timeline present in the canvas.


Adding media and placing media in the timeline.


Learn to remove sections of the video and audio.


Create starting and ending transitions for screen elements.


Add annotations and call-outs to emphasize areas of screen content.


Powerful animations to bring emphasis to your topic.


Add a logo or watermark to the screencast product.

4 questions

Post recording section.

Section 8: Sharing

Turn your screencast into an .mp4 video for sharing.

Section 9: Wrap-up and Review

Review of course content: are we on the same page?


Thank you! No. Really. Thank you!


Rating the course would be greatly appreciated.

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Gregory Brown, Associate Professor & Residency Director, UNSOM Psychiatry

I am a physician with a specialty in psychiatry and a sub-specialty in forensic psychiatry. I am an Associate Professor and Residency Training Director and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in Las Vegas, NV. In the context of graduate medical education, outreach to community based faculty is a necessary and important task to ensure educational standards throughout the system. My interests include models of psychotherapy and hypnosis, topics within forensic psychiatry, and areas related to consciousness research.

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