How to Record Video Lectures

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to adapt to a new normal. To practice the kind of physical distancing that will keep our members safe, we have begun offering prerecorded video lectures for them to watch from the safety of their own homes.‚Äč If you're interested in recording a video lecture for our members but aren't sure where to begin, we invite you to start by considering the programs listed below. We'll be compiling all of the useful information we find on how to record video lectures on this page.

Click the name of each program in the list below to view video tutorials and step-by-step instructions on how to use the program to record a video.


Zoom is a webconference platform used by many businesses, colleges, and OLLIs. In addition to offering the capability to host virtual meetings in real time, Zoom also has a recording feature that allows you to record yourself and your computer screen. See Dr. Craig Neumann's video below as an example. Zoom offers a free basic account that will allow you to record video.


Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most common programs used by lecturers to create slideshow presentations. Once you've created a PowerPoint slide presentation, you can record your own audio narration and then export the entire slideshow as a video.


UNT faculty have access to Panopto through the univerisity. Panopto allows you to record yourself speaking along with any slides you may have prepared.

How To Share Your Video With Us

We prefer to receive your lecture as an mp4 video file. Your file will likely be too large to attach to an email. We recommend using a cloud storage service like DropboxGoogle Drive, or iCloud to share your video with us. Copy the link to your video, paste it into the body of an email message, and send it to us at

Our current policy is to make videos available to our members but not the general public. If you have questions about how we'll be sharing your video, please let us know.

Example Video:

Dr. Craig Neumann produced this video lecture for us using Zoom. We are seeking video lectures that are between 30 and 90 minutes long.