Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshops

The Faculty Multimedia Center is now offering Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshops once a semester that will cover a variety of media creation topics. This workshops will be Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and use tools and software that are free to download or web-based meaning that faculty will be able to take what they learn in the workshop with them and also continue to use the skills and tools afterwards.

Course Logo/Banner – February 18, 2020

Have you ever been curious about how to create quick but appealing graphics for your course? In this workshop, we will show you how to utilize the free online tool, Canva, to create a logo or banner that can be placed in your Webcourses@UCF course. A logo can be useful in branding your course or can help remind students of what course they are working in. It can also be placed in videos or PowerPoints that you create for your students. Please bring a laptop or tablet and be ready to connect to the campus wifi. There will be no software required to download for this workshop. However, you will need a valid email address to sign up for Canva either ahead of time or at the workshop. You will walk away with at least one graphic but also the knowledge to continue to create your own graphics using Canva.

To register or find out additional information, visit the DIY Workshop – Course Logo/Banner webpage.

Course Logo/Banner Examples


Animated GIFs – July 23, 2020

Animated GIFs aren’t just for fun reactions on your friend’s Facebook posts. They can also be used to demonstrate quick concepts to students when an entire video with audio isn’t necessary. In this workshop, we will show you how to create an Animated GIF using tools you already have and/or free tools that are simple to use. Please bring a laptop or tablet and be ready to connect to the campus wifi. Depending on the GIF that you would like to create, you may be asked to download Open Broadcaster Software or OBS. You will walk away from this workshop with at least one animated GIF. Be ready with an idea of a concept you’d like to demonstrate. Examples are below to help you come up with a plan.

Animated GIF Examples


Captions and Alternative Text (Alt Text) – Fall 2020

It’s extremely important to ensure that your course materials are accessible. If you are using videos in your course, are they properly captioned? Are you using alternative text (alt text) when you post images online? In this workshop, we will show you how to transcribe your video and create captions. We will also briefly explain alt text and demonstrate how to add alt text to images in Webcourses@UCF and other popular image sharing platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Please bring a laptop or tablet and be ready to connect to the campus wifi.

Video with Captions Example