Tools and Work Aids For lecturers

Video in higher education

From lecture recordings and specially-produced instructional films to the analysis of videographic case studies - videos are becoming increasingly important in university teaching. They can be used as as helpful supplements to face-to-face teaching or a basis for new teaching scenarios.

Below you will find comprehensive information, scenarios and examples of application for the use of videos in university teaching. The Support Center for ICT-supported Teaching and Research (iLUB) is available to advise you on the implementation. Request an individual consultation, training tailored to your institute's needs or visit one of the next courses. Information about our offers is also available as leaflet (in German).


Production and publication of videos

Several of the lecture halls at the University of Bern are equipped with podcast infrastructure. This infrastructure and the SWITCHcast software make it easy to record, process and publish lectures, conference talks and other events. More...

Learning videos can be produced with various production techniques, with more or less effort. Furthermore, they can be used in numerous didactic settings such as the Inverted Classroom. We will be delighted to advise and support you with technical equipment, software, tips and tricks for creating learning videos. More...

There are several online platforms for publishing your videos. We present a selection and consider important aspects of the levels of public access. More...


 Working with Videos - Use Case Scenarios in Teaching and Research

The students learn the learning content at home with the help of videos or podcasts. The knowledge is processed, deepened, or applied during the course under the teacher's supervision. More...

The video annotation mode of SWITCHcast ist available for analyzing videos in teaching and research. The analysis is performed online and accessed via ILIAS. Possible application scenarios include case-based learning with video cases, enhanced podcasts, or video analysis for research purposes. More...

The recordings made of students during task completion (e.g. communication training or rhetoric courses) represent a promising source for reflective learning. By adopting the technical solutions offered by the University of Berne, both video-based self-reflection and video-based peer coaching are feasible. More...


Video communication

Lecturers, employees and students at the University of Bern may use mobile video software on their personal devices or in a special room for communicatiing and collaboratiing. There are several possible settings and variants depending on different needs. More ...