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The DIY studio is a pilot initiative that offers staff a facility to create purposeful educational videos with ease. It has been designed to provide a user-friendly and efficient experience that minimises the need for post-production (e.g. editing, adding titles).


This is how your teaching and learning content probably looks like now, but you can go from this, to this.

Hi, my name is Tim and I'm an Educational Technologist here within LTC. I'm here in our newly developed DIY Studio, which is able to be booked by staff to create purposeful video for your teaching and learning content.

The studio provides a user-friendly hardware and software solution that assists staff in creating high quality video content. From the moment you walk through the door, the studio will guide you step by step to Prepare, Practice and Record. I'm about to record a quick video. Let me show you how it's done.

The studio setup is fully run by the Stream Deck control panel. In the Prepare stage, the control panel will guide you through the process of setting up the studio. (Testing, testing, 123. Just getting it right). You are then able to record a practice recording, allowing you to become familiar with the recording controls, switching views and annotating with digital annotation.

Once you are comfortable with the studio, press the record button to start the countdown to record your high quality, purposeful video recording.

Once you're recording is finalised, it will be available within the videos folder on your desktop, ready to be uploaded to Echo360 or OneDrive.

We look forward to using this facility to enhance the quality of your teaching and learning content.

Learn more about the studio

See how easy it is to record video content for your subject using the DIY studio in this 2 minute video.

To book, contact ltc-central@uow.edu.au.

In the studio you can:

  • record high-quality videos
  • write, draw and annotate videos
  • switch seamlessly between camera views while recording (e.g. live switching between slides, document camera, talking head etc.)
  • add titles to videos
  • use the confidence monitor to view videos in real time from the student perspective
  • practice, review and improve video delivery skills

As new functions and refinements are added to the DIY studio for a more seamless recording experience, images on this page may differ from the current studio setup.

Erin Twyford in the DIY studio
The DIY Studio is very well set-up for recording high-quality materials. The studio is user friendly, with many visual cues to help guide you through the recording process. The support from the staff running the studio has been superb, and I was made to feel really comfortable using the space. When you arrive everything is set up ready to go, so you don't need to waste time fixing any tech issues. I would highly recommend the DIY studio to all staff who need to record materials, not just because the sound and picture quality is fantastic, but because it is so intuitive and easy to use.
Erin Twyford | Subject Coordinator
Theo Farrell  in the DIY Studio
Academic staff across the institution will find this is a great facility as we launch our Blended Learning Enhancement Initiative where we're seeking to significantly improve and enhance the use of digital resources in our teaching.
Theo Farrell | Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

The purpose of this information is to outline the terms of use for the DIY Studio facility.

Users must:

  • Be current UOW staff. The DIY Studio facility saves the recordings to your UOW user account. As per the Acceptable use of IT Policy — “Users must not use an account assigned to somebody else”.
  • Complete an induction to the facility with LTC staff.
  • Use the studio for its intended recording context, unless prior communications and specific requirements have been approved by LTC.
  • Adhere to the duration and times of their booking. The facility has other users, please be respectful of their time.
  • Notify ltc-central@uow.edu.au of any cancellations or amendments to their bookings.
  • Clean up any mess made and ensure all belonging are taken with you when leaving the facilities.

Users must not:

  • Bring any food or beverages into the DIY facilities.
  • Alter the equipment in any way. Beyond adjusting the height of the standing desk, no equipment or furniture is to be moved, modified or removed from the DIY Studio facility unless with the prior written consent of LTC.

Learn more

To learn more about accessing the DIY studio, please contact ltc-central@uow.edu.au

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