VideoX: Creating Video for the edX Platform

6 Hours 2 - 4 hours per week recommended

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About this course

VideoX is an introduction to the video creation process for This course is part of the edX Course Creator XSeries and should be taken after completing StudioX.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • identify best practices for video production and implement them in your edX course,
  • recognize common pitfalls in the video production process and determine how to avoid such difficulties,
  • train your instructor on edX best practices, including edX course segmentation and how to present content on-camera,
  • create an effective plan for video production that accounts for time, resources and your production team’s abilities,
  • identify the main recording methods used in video production, understand what each method involves (in terms of technical, physical and logistical considerations) and employ them to create high-quality, impactful videos,
  • utilize non-linear editing systems to manipulate your raw footage and incorporate graphics, animations and third-party media to produce polished video segments,
  • describe the editing process from start to finish,
  • encode your finished videos, upload them to edX and incorporate them into your course, and
  • how to work with instructors – segmentation and how to talk to the camera

VideoX is a course for everyone and does not require any previous experience in video production. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

What you’ll learn

  • best practices for video production
  • how to get a video from an idea to delivery
  • advice for instructors and course teams
  • marketing video guidelines

Meet your instructors

Erik Brown

About Me

As a Producer on the edX media team, Erik has edited, filmed, and crewed for various edX productions, from course introduction videos to labs to lectures. Erik aspires to help edX make education as inviting as it is accessible. Erik enjoys all things indie art. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from Kingston University, London.

James Donald

About Me

James Donald is a Video Producer at edX. James has produced course video content for MIT and Wellesley College, as well as course announcement videos and other pieces of edX media. James also helps to instruct edX Partners on best practices for video creation. Previous to edX, James had a 17-year career in documentary filmmaking, producing award-winning television programs for PBS, National Geographic Television and other clients. James' other passions include movies, his three children, dogs, and home-brewed ice coffee.


2 Weeks

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Program Type

Professional Certificate