Recording lecture content can be done in a couple of different ways. You can create one long recording that covers a whole lesson, or you can break that same content up into a Lecturette - smaller, more consumable chunks - and share them as a playlist.
Below is a video on how to create a playlist, and then we'll go over why we recommend creating a playlist, and how to do that with ilos.
They are easier for students to consume
Having an hour long lecture video to watch all at once is hard for students (and therefore, realistically, it's less likely to actually happen), and also makes it hard to dig in and find specific pieces of content they need. Let's say they need to find a specific part of the lecture video to help during a certain homework problem - having to dig through an hour long video makes this really difficult. On the other hand, having 5 or more descriptively titled videos makes it a lot easier to watch one after another, and also easier to reference later on.
Unfortunately, mistakes do happen. There are editing components to ilos that can help with this, but it's always nice to have a seamless video. If you're using the playlist method, it's not a big deal to redo a 5 or 7 minute video. Redoing a 45+ minute video, on the other hand, is no fun.
Your subject matter changes
If you teach in a fast changing field, you're well aware of how often you'll have to update your materials. Rather than redoing an entire long video, you can simply redo the short video in your Lecturette playlist that has changed since last semester, instead of altering all of it.
Shorter is better
The shorter the videos, the easier they are to record and re-record. We generally recommend keeping content below 5 to 7 minutes.
Use descriptive titles
This allows your students to find the right content faster, and also makes it easier for you to reference in your video library later on.
Make sure your videos are set to Public
Most institutions don't set up accounts for students, so it's important to make sure that your video links are set to Public for student viewing. (Note: for organizations with SSO/Enterprise Login enabled, there may be student accounts. Please check with your ilos Admin)
Create your playlist before recording
This allows you to put a video in the playlist right after recording, which is simpler than populating the playlist after all videos have been made (see video for more)