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One Button Studio

User guide

Best Practices

There are a few basic guidelines that have a place in every project you assign and will vastly improve your chances of success.

  • Assign Group Projects
    • Media authoring involves multiple roles that often work simultaneously. Working in teams will improve the overall quality of outcomes. Teams of 2-3 students are recommended.
  • Assign Short Projects
    • A good rule of thumb is that final videos should be 3-5 minutes long and podcasts should be at most 10-12 minutes.
  • Require Mid-Project Deliverables
    • Audio and video production is very feasible with a little up front planning. Last minute work is usually of very poor quality, if it's finished on time at all.
  • Provide Copyright Information
    • Students cannot put their work online or use it in their e-Portfolio if they are appropriating 3rd-party media illegally.
  • Decide on Publishing Format
    • Will students be posting their work to Blackboard, YouTube, or turning in a video file on a flash drive?