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Create a Digital Assignment

What is a digital assignment?

Digital assignments provide students an opportunity to engage with technology and create media in their coursework. Some examples of digital assignments include

  • Animated videos
  • Blogs
  • Digital Stories
  • Infographics or posters
  • Podcast/Audio walk

What are the benefits of digital assignments?

Digital assignments can help students develop digital literacy skills. Digital literacy moves beyond learning specific tools and is about gaining the ability to think critically about technology, create meaningful digital objects, and communicate to a larger community. Integrating digital literacy into courses and the curriculum is important because it ensures that students at the University of Guelph learn how to create digital things in a knowledgeable and ethical way in order to contribute to an ever growing digital society. Through this, students gain opportunities for experiential learning, reflection, and developing employability skills.

Online Support for Digital Assignments

The Media Studio can

  • Work with Instructors to design digital assignments and rubrics
  • Offer online consultations about assignments and tools
  • Access to classroom accounts for PowToon and WeVideo
  • Online help guides, videos and tutorials 
  • Online appointments to get help learning a new tool or troubleshoot issues with a tool. 

Please contact the library for more information. 

Resources to Plan your Digital Project

Link to Guide: Create a scriptLink to Guide: Create a StoryboardLink to Guide: Apply Graphic Design Principles in Your Digital Creations

Resources to Help with Filming

Guide: Learn Video and Filming BasicsLink to Video: How to Frame Your ShotLink to Guide: Record Audio Interviews & Film Video InterviewsLink to Guide: Film a Pitch Video or Video ResumeLink to Video: Filming a High Quality Video on Your Smartphone Filming a High Quality Video with Your SmartphoneLink to Guide: Create a Whiteboard Animation Video

Resources to Find Media

Link to Module: Finding MediaLink to Guide: Find Audio, Images and video for remixingLink to video: Find Freely Licensed Media to use in Your Digital Project

Resources to Help Edit Video Footage

Link to Guide: Edit Video WeVideoLink to Guide: Edit Video: iMovieLink to gudie: Edit Video: Shotcut

Resources to Help with Recording Audio

Link to Guide: Record Audio with AudacityLink to Guide: Record Audio on your computer or phone

Resources to Finalize your Digital Project

Link to Handout: How to Give Awesome FeedbackLink to Guide: Make Your Digital Media Project AccesibleLink to Guide: Make Your Digital Content Public

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