The course editing stage is the final step in the course creation process. At this stage, you will have one last chance to edit the recording to make the perfect course. The final edit will help your course look more professional and engage learners.
Here are some common ways to edit your course:
- Mistakes and filler words like hmm and ah should be avoided.
- Add descriptions and images to highlight specific points in order to assist learners to learn faster.
- Include some slides and images to help students learn more effectively.
- Improve the quality of your course by including transitions and B-roll.
While you’re recording the course and reviewing your videos, follow these steps to help you keep track of the edits and get the course perfect.
- Removing mistakes and ums and ahs
Learners who learn online may be more impatient than those who learn in person. It is easy for them to depart if they become bored. If they find your course distracting, it will interfere with their learning and may have a bad impact on their review of it. When editing your videos, you should concentrate on fixing mistakes and minimising rambling, tangents, and extended pauses. When people are uncomfortable or unprepared, they tend to use ums and ahs as filler words, which are incredibly distracting and more noticeable online. You’ll want to get rid of as many of these fillers as possible. Also, make sure your narrative is concise, clear, and interesting. The more you prepare your course ahead of time, the fewer distractions you’ll have when recording and, as a result, the less editing you’ll have to perform. Make sure you’ve read your script out loud and done a table read to ensure you’re familiar with the material.
- Include annotations that add value to the course
This is one of the most crucial changes you can make to your cycle. Descriptive phrases are frequently used to draw attention to certain details. By picturing crucial concepts, these statements help to attract the learners’ attention and keep them engaged. Avoid copying everything you say while annotating. Instead, concentrate on emphasising key points, phrases, or new concepts and terms for learners. Don’t overwhelm learners with too many texts; instead, concentrate on the important principles you want them to memorise.
- Include images and graphics.
Including images or graphs is a brilliant way to highlight key points you want your learners to remember, but keep in mind that the majority of your course will be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet. As a result, you should think about how much information and font size your photos will have. Highlighting or zooming in on photographs, importing your own photos, and viewing them later during revision can all support learners.
- Adding B-Roll and transitions
Your course may be enjoyable, but it is likely to get tedious. As a result, we advise adopting a variety of shooting techniques, such as combining camera images by cutting between two shots. To increase the voice quality, you can employ the B-roll method, which involves cutting the main video into short pieces. If you record the screen digitally, you can trim images or slides to give diversity to the movements in your course and keep learners engaged. Making too many cropping modifications in your video creates gaps in the video and makes it appear as if you skipped a stage, which can distract learners. To eliminate this problem, use transitions or B-roll to disguise the sudden gaps.
- Add music or sound effects
Music has the ability to change the mood of your course. Where specific music might be used to elicit the feelings of the learners and lift their spirits. Additionally, in order to make your videos more lively and professional. It is also important to emphasise that music can be a distraction, so make sure that it draws attention while not distracting it from the topic you are discussing. So pick your music wisely. Most importantly, make sure it’s the right size with the video.
Every program is different, so be sure to take the time to learn how to use your editing program.
Some common editing software that teachers use: