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Asynchronous Online Learning Materials: Best Practices

This guide is for librarians and library staff that create asynchronous online learning materials, primarily videos tutorials.

Sample Scripts, Videos, and Outlines

A script is the fleshed-out version of your outline. This should literally be exactly what you plan to say while recording. The script should be word for word what will be read into the camera.You can modify the sample scripts and outlines for your own videos. Sample videos are also included.

Tip: Federal law requires multimedia content to be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Essentially, this means that text transcripts should be made available for any enrolled students. Therefore, it’s a good idea to write out your script word for word so you’ll have a transcript already prepared when you’re done recording.