Do-it-Yourself Video Recording Ideas

There are a number of ways you can record your own videos. The Dutton Institute’s Do It Yourself Video Recording site provides resources and best practices for DIY video recording solutions. The following is information about some of our University-supported tools:


Zoom is a tool available to all Penn State faculty, staff and students to host and record online meetings for up to 500 participants. Zoom can be used for teaching and learning in the following ways:

  1. Hosting live sessions,
  2. Recording lectures and presentations,
  3. Holding virtual office hours, and
  4. Providing a platform for online student group/team meetings and planning.

The eLDIG team created Zoom Instructions overview to help you get started with Zoom.


Kaltura is Penn State’s enterprise-level, cloud-based media management platform for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other media. Kaltura will work in tandem with Zoom, the University’s conferencing system, to help users record, store, and stream media. You can share Kaltura recordings in Canvas and even capture student analytics if you want to verify whether your students have watched your class videos. The Kaltura Learning Path for Teachers can help you become familiar with Kaltura.

Penn State’s One Button Studio

The One Button Studio is an easy-to-use resource for producing a wide variety of videos including lecture recordings, student presentations, green screen videos, and course introductions. There are four One Button Studio locations on the University Park Campus.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]