Search for Media to Use in Your Courses!
Check out MTSU's Walker Library Audio, Video, and Image search page. The library's media search page provides MTSU faculty, staff, and students access to an abundance of media sources.
Audio file types (extensions) that display on the web
The .mp3 file type is the most compatible file type for use on the web as it will play on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices. Provide transcripts with all audio files in order to meet accessibility guidelines.
Images file types (extensions) that display on the web
The .jpg (or jpeg), .gif, and .png file types all work on the web.
Video file types (extensions) that display on the web
The .mp4 file type is the most compatible file type for use on the web as it will play on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices. All video files need to be closed captioned and a transcript should also be provided in order to meet accessibility guidelines.
Learn How to Add Closed Captioning to Your Videos
Contact the Faculty Instructional Technology Center, 615-904-8189 for help in adding closed captioning to your videos. Directions are also provided on the accessibility page.
D2L and Audio and Video Files
If you have a couple small video or audio files, it is okay to upload them into your D2L course. But if you have larger or several video and audio files to share with your class, it is best to store them outside your course and link to them. Two of the most popular options on campus for storing your audio and video files are MTSU's Media server and YouTube.
- Request an MTMedia account and directions for linking to your videos on the MTMedia server (Windows XP) and (Mac)
- If you have a gmail account, this will work as your login to your YouTube account. Consider the various video privacy options provided by YouTube.
To Record Video Lectures / Hold Synchronous Online Class Meetings
Faculty on campus have access to various methods for recording video lectures. Some of these methods are restricted by department or the type of campus telephone available in your office.
- Panopto (opens in new window) - Business Dept.
- D2L Capture (Nursing Dept.) - D2L Capture Documentation and D2L/Brightspace Capture 9.0 Instructor Guide (opens in new window)
- Skype for Business (Available to all faculty and staff who have had their phone systems
changed to Skype for Business)
Skype for Business can also be used for synchronous class meetings. Use Lynda.com for several tutorials. (MTSU access)
- Camtasia Tutorials (opens in a new window)
- Zoom (3rd Party available to everyone)
Zoom can also be used for synchronous class meetings.
Contact the FITC if you would like to learn more about recording video lectures or hold a synchronous online class meeting, 615-904-8189.
If you do not see what you need please call 615-904-8189 or scan this QR code.