Eyejot is a FANTASTIC and FREE tool that is super handy for online instructors. You can use Eyejoy to embed or email short (5 minutes or less) videos to your students. Check out how Jack Kinworthy is using Eyejot to introduce his macroeconomics course (I only included the first minute of his message):
Notice how we embedded Jack’s video right into the new version of Blackboard!
Using Eyejot couldn’t be easier. Just visit the site (http://www.eyejot.com/) and create a free account. Go to the messages section and click “Compose New Message.”
Allow Eyejot to enable your webcam.
Click the red record button and start talking! You can then add email addresses by entering them in the address box and clicking “add.” Then click “send Eyejot.” If you want to embed the video in Blackboard, send it to yourself.
You (or Whoever you sent the Eyejot to) will get an Eyejot in your email. If you want to embed in Blackboard, click on the image or where it says “here.” You will then be taken to a page that will allow you to copy the embed code. If you need more instructions from there, contact me and I’ll be happy to help!
Copy the embed code under “Embed this message.”