Join the Online Pedagogy Forum on TWEN

Tools for Creating and Distributing
Asynchronous Content


Use PowerPoint’s built-in slideshow tools to create videos for posting on TWEN.

Pro: Quick and easy
Con: No editing, only PowerPoint


Create a “meeting-for-one” to pre-record your lecture for posting on TWEN.

Pro: Record anything on your screen
Con: You have to be online


A great, free tool for desktop capture that allows for multiple inputs.

Pro: Record anything on your screen, even while offline
Takes a bit of setup to get started


Files too big to post on TWEN?  Upload them to Box and create a link for sharing on TWEN.

Best Practices

Create Videos by Topic

Create an outline to map out what you want to cover in the class, then use that outline to divide the class into topics.  These topics will turn into your videos or presentations.

Limit Each Video to 5-10 minutes

Do not lecture for 2 hours straight! Not only is this hard to follow, it also creates large file sizes and will also be harder to edit later on.

Follow Up with Assessment

To help your students gauge their understanding of the material being covered, follow up your presentation with a short assignment (graded or ungraded). This could be a quick quiz, a discussion board post, or a written reflection. You could also ask them to prepare questions for your next live session.

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Additional Resources

Here is a selection of additional resources we recommend to learn more about instructional design, course content creation, and other technology topics.

DIY Guides

The following guides were created by our friends at Wiley Education Services:

DIY Video Guide

DIY Video Quick Start Guide (Do’s & Don’ts)

DIY Screen Capture Guide

LinkedIn Learning is the new A separate platform from LinkedIn, this service provides quality training on a range of topics from technology tools to instructional design concepts.

Click here to learn more

Provided by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), these computer-based, interactive tutorials cover narrow topics of law. 

To request access to CALI and CALI Lessons, please email David Burch in the Rains Library.

To view topics, please click here.

Additional Reading

Keep Teaching – the University’s continuity of teaching website.

iDesign iDEA Book – covers educational research and practice examples for course design.

Resources for Law Faculty on Remote Teaching – links curated by