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Getting started

You can record videos at home, or you can record them in one of the studios of Utrecht University. There are DIY studios where you can record videos independently, and there are studios where you can get professional support from professional video makers.

It is possible to record knowledge clips at home. For example, by using the UU video platform. You can also record videos in Microsoft Teams.

DIY studios

There are several DIY studios at Utrecht University where you can record knowledge clips. These studios are built in such a way that you can easily record a video by yourself.

  • DIY Kromme Nieuwegracht 80 Studio 1.03
  • DIY Universiteitsbibliotheek Uithof Studio 2.48
  • DIY Bolognalaan 101 Studio 2.042

You can book these studios via Resourcebooker. Here you can also find information on who you can contact in case you do want practical support during the recording.

Professional studios

Next to the DIY studios, Utrecht University also has a couple of professional studios where you can get support from a professional video producer, who could also help you with editing the video. The UU has the following professional studios:

It is also possible to record educational videos on location. For example: in a lab, in or around a public building, in a museum. The location can help to clarify and enrich your story. Recording a video on location does require a lot of preparation and time from you as a teacher. The guidance of an educational consultant and a media team is highly recommended.

Are you interested in recording educational videos on location? Then please contact:

Liesbeth van de Grint



Aleid de Jong

Didactic Consultant


It is possible to edit videos within the UU. The UU Video platform offers some basic editing options (deleting fragments from a recorded video). For more advanced editing options you can download Adobe Creative Cloud via the UU software center.

This software package also includes two applications for editing videos:
• Adobe Première Pro (for the more experienced videographer)
• Adobe Rush (more accessible, for a starting videographer)

When you have consulted a professional videographer for a recording in one of UU's professional studios or for a recording on location, the videographer can edit the video for you. Make sure to have discussed this with the videographer beforehand.

Practical steps for recording your video

  1. First determine the purpose and target group for your video.
  2. Think about how you want to integrate the video into your course design. Would you like to create the video as part of an e-module? Or do you want to link an assignment to the video?
  3. Decide upon the subject you are going to cover in the video. Do you want to cover a broad and extensive topic? Then try to break it down into smaller and more specific sub-topics for which you can each create a separate video.
  4. Think about how you want to record your video. At home, in a studio or on location? This will depend on the means and time you have available and the goal of your video.
  5. Make a script for your video. If you are planning to make a short and informal video, a number of bullet points may suffice. For a video on location, it is recommended to create a more elaborate, in which you already think about the combination of text and Would you like some advice on how to write a good script? Please contact Aleid de Jong or Liesbeth van de Grint.
  6. Make sure to work according to the GDPR regulations. Will there be colleagues or other people on screen in your video? Make sure to keep into account the GDPR regulations. Go to this page more information on GDPR and video.
  7. Publish your video. You can publish your educational video on Blackboard, on the UU video platform, in Feedbackfruits or on Figshare. It is also possible to place your video on one the YouTube channels of the UU (as hidden or public) or on Vimeo. See this intranet page for more information about how to publish videos within Utrecht University.