Screencast: Offsite Faculty or Team Development
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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.
4.0 (25 ratings)
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6,245 students enrolled
Created by Gregory Brown
Last updated 4/2014
Price: Free
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
View Curriculum
  • 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

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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
3 Lectures 05:57

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

Course overview and purpose

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

Who am I?

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

Concise vs. Complete

What's this whole thing about?

What's this whole thing about?
2 questions
Software requirements
2 Lectures 05:00

Novamind Mind-mapping software free trial download

Mindmapping software

Screenflow 4 for Mac

Screencasting software

What software is involved with this course?

Software focus
4 questions
Hardware requirements
4 Lectures 07:53

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.


How will this work on my computer?

Clarifying hardware needs
2 questions
Horrific errors to avoid
5 Lectures 06:23

Error number 1

The talking head

Error number 2

Microscopic font choices

Error number 3

Audio Video mismatch

Error number 4

Reading slides word for word

Error number 5

Using mouse as a general pointer

What not to do

Errors or not?
3 questions
6 Lectures 27:08

Create a file structure that will save time.

Support file structure

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

Understand timing: keep it short

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

Novamind getting started

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

Novamind mindmapping basics

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.

Novamind outline feature

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

Novamind output format for screencasting

Quiz on Mindmapping section

What is this Mindmapping stuff?
4 questions
5 Lectures 28:27

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

Clapper board

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

No hurry!

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.

Program settings

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

Take 2

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

Record, then synchronize audio and video

Recording section

4 questions
7 Lectures 34:06

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


Adding media and placing media in the timeline.

Adding media

Learn to remove sections of the video and audio.

Edit the video and soundtrack

Create starting and ending transitions for screen elements.

Add transitions

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

Add annotations and call-outs

Powerful animations to bring emphasis to your topic.

Add animations

Add a logo or watermark to the screencast product.

Watermark or logo

Post recording section.

Post Recording
4 questions
1 Lecture 03:08

Turn your screencast into an .mp4 video for sharing.

Export format
Wrap-up and Review
3 Lectures 03:27

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

What we've learned

Thank you! No. Really. Thank you!

Thank you for your time and focus

Rating the course would be greatly appreciated.

Please rate the course
About the Instructor
Gregory Brown
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6,245 Students
1 Course
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.