There are 4 locations on campus for light boards
Ann Belk Hall - to reserve contact Darrell Laws firstname.lastname@example.org
Peacock Hall (Peacock Hall 2064-B) - COB faculty should contact their department admins. Non COB faculty should contact Sabrina Cheves at email@example.com.
Belk Library and Information Commons https://library.appstate.edu/services-search/video-recording-room
Leon Levine Health Sciences (LLHS 459) Lightboard Calendar Link
- When writing on the board, look at what you are writing. When talking about something on the board, point at it and look at it.
- When you aren't writing or pointing, look at the camera.
- Leave yourself a window - a blank space on the screen. Or at least try not to draw horizontal lines through your eyes or mouth.
- When pointing, try to point from the side, not from the back, so that your fingers stand out against the black background.
- Dry-erase and wet-erase markers squeak. To reduce squeak, use fresh markers and don't push so hard against the glass. With a light touch, you can mostly avoid squeaks. Taping Tapping on the glass will also be heard on the video.
- Plan your talk so you know where you are going to be drawing on the lightboard. If you need to erase frequently or add another board, it's probably too long.
- Pause before starting, and look at the camera. This gives you a clean cut point to edit out your walk-on.
- Expectations for videos are higher than for classroom lectures, but you needn't strive for perfection.
- Leave room at the bottom of the screen for closed captions.
- Do a practice run before recording a long piece.