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Instruction Resources

Video Master List Link

YouTube Account Info

The Miami University Libraries Instructional Video Youtube Channel


Password: lookitup

Standardization Files

Feel free to create and use your own intro if you don't like mine. I do ask, however, that if you host your videos on the MUL Videos YouTube channel that you use the PowerPoint file below to create the thumbnail image. This is so that the channel maintains a consistent look and feel.

Free Software

If you are a Mac User, you already have the tools needed for video creation on your computer; Quicktime can be used for for screen capture and iMovie had most of the editing features that you need. On a Windows-based PC, the built-in solutions are less than ideal. There are, however, some great options available free of charge. My favorites are:


Capture: Atomi ActivePresenter ( This program, designed for capturing and narrating PowerPoint slides, also allows you to capture your screen in 1080P and export it as an MP4 file. I have had good results using this.


Editing: There are a number of very good video editing platforms available to you free of charge. You could use WeVideo, but if you want a video platform not based in the cloud there are a number of choices. 

  1. OpenShot ( LIke iMovie for Windows. Really easy to use, but lacking in some higher-end features.
  2. VSDC ( This is a free version of a platform whos paid version was used to edit feature films. even the free version has most of the features that you will ever need for creating the types of videos that we make as librarians.

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Lindsay Miller
211 King Library
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In order for your videos to appear on the video page on the library homepage, you need to add a tag to the video record in YouTube. That tag is ShowThis