Taking notes is a critical path in learning. Learn how to take notes in videos in iTunes U. Sean demonstrates this process and then shows how to access the notes later on.
- [Narrator] The first thing I want the students to do whenever they get into the course is watch the Course Intro video, so here we are in the Course Intro video assignment post, and we're going to click on it, and you can see here we've got a download link that I'm going to tap on. That's going to download the video, and we will watch it. Now one of the things that I've asked them to do in this assignment is to review it. I'm going to show you how, during this review process, they can actually take notes on it if they want to. Once the video has completed the download process, all you do is tap on it, and it opens up full screen.
(narrator on Intro video speaking) At any time during the playback, you can tap the Notes area right up here at the top right-hand corner of the screen, and you can type a note. You can also pause the video in order to type your note. And once they've typed a note, they can hit Play again. (narrator on Intro video speaking) You see a transition there, that looks really cool with the text and everything.
(narrator on Intro video speaking) That looks really, really great, so I'm going to type another note right here. New note right there, "Love the text effect." OK, so I'd like to point something out about what we just did. Press Play again, I can remove the Notes field by just tapping Notes in the upper right-hand corner. All right, so that played all the way through, and that was pretty cool. Note that because I've played this, and I typed notes in, at the very top of the screen where you have the progress bar, you have little timecode indicators where I typed those notes, they're indicated in red.
If I go back and I tap down here at the very bottom of the screen where it says Notes, my notes on that audio/video are here. I say audio/video, it's that way for audio files and for video files, this is obviously a video note. If I tap on it again, it takes me directly to the timecode where I made that note. So I see the note, "Love text effect," and it takes me to the text effect. Where I say "This video looks great, I'm excited about this course," that takes me and jumps me right back to that timecode. So this is a great way for students to review video content, know exactly where they were when they typed a note about something in the video content.
In a longer video, that perhaps is a half an hour or an hour ortwo hours long, this gives your students an opportunity to take notes on the video content that are in context with where in the video they wanted to take the note. It's a very, very powerful feature that I think you're going to really enjoy, and your students are going to get a lot out of it.
- Installing and setting up iTunes U
- Creating and defining your course
- Importing course materials
- Enrolling students in your course
- Inviting course contributors
- Interacting with students
- Reviewing and grading assignments