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Video and podcast production

Do you wish to use video or audio in your teaching or dissemination? Here you will find an overview of available services and tools for video and audio production.

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The UiB Learning Lab can help you produce videos and podcasts for teaching and dissemination. Our production staff have both technical and pedagogical competencies, and many years of experience with video production for the university. We can guide you with your own productions with a phone or a webcam, we can assist you with studio productions or provide large scale productions. We will also provide guidance on how to integrate these productions in your courses.

Further, you can make simple screen recordings of yourself in front of the web camera yourself using the video service Panopto, which is integrated in Mitt UiB.

How to request our services

All requests for the UiB Learning Lab can be sent through the Self Service Portal UiBhelp. Check the box for "Media production" when you want support for a video or podcast. When you send a request, it is important that we receive detailed information about your project. Among other things, we need to know what the project is about, how extensive it is, and when it must be produced. Before sending a request, please take a look at this guide.

When you are planning to produce by yourself 

We recommend that you take a look at Robert Gray's introduction to sound pedagogic use of videos in online learning and also recommend part 3 of the course "Online Teaching and Learning".

The UiB Learning Lab can assist with tips and advice on how you can use your own mobile phone to make recordings when you work from home. We can also give advice on how to equip your mobile phone to become a better video and photo camera. We have information about extra equipment and offer guidance for purchase, use and setup. Contact the UiB Learning Lab for advice.

See recomended extra equipment for mobile phones (in Norwegian). 

We can also assist by lending equipment and providing a range of services for larger productions. 

Borrow camera packages from the UiB Learning Lab

We also have camera packages that can be borrowed by researchers who wish to film work in the field, during trips or similar. We provide guidance for use and can also assist with editing work afterwards, by appointment.

Use our studio in Media City 

In our studio in Media City, you can get help to do recordings (by appointment). We have a large touch screen that can display content and is filmed as a "board" in the room. We also have equipment for 3-camera productions, and the option to film against a white/black background or make "green screen recordings" (Chroma key). This makes it possible to add images/graphics to the studio background if necessary.

Get help with a complete video production

Video production requires planning, recording and editing. Get in touch early if you want a total production, then, you can get help from the planning stages. Video is a type of media and it is important to think about the content from the start. If you already have an idea about what is going to be included in the video, you kan start here. Write down what one should see, and hear or read, in the video in the correct order. You can eventually use the recording plan if you plan to do your own recording. 

The website http://videoforelesning.no/ has good examples and instructions for making a video lecture (in Norwegian only).
 Takk a look at these instructions before you send us a request. 

Read more about video productions here

Create podcast 

An audio file is simple in production, takes up little space and can be listened to anywhere and anytime. Audio is perhaps the simplest and most user-friendly format of communication. We can help you get started and advise on the best use of audio for teaching and dissemination. Loan equipment from us, or record audio in our recording room. Feel free to ask us for advice if you want to use your own mobile phone.


The production group has wide knowledge about use of video for teaching. Contact us if you need advice about how to use video in your teaching activities.