Media Production


The Instructional Media Studio provides a variety of media-related support for faculty in face-to-face, hybrid, and online synchronous and asynchronous courses. 

We provide guidance and training on how to record quality videos and audio on your own, as well as space, equipment, and staff to support professional recording in the Studio. We are also regularly producing and updating how-to guides, and tips & tricks documents to help answer common questions and concerns. 

Are you curious about video or audio but don't know where to start or how to use it in your class? Watch this short video to learn about the considerations you should make when incorporating media in your class. Do you have other media production needs for your courses? Reach out and we’d be happy to discuss how we can support you.

Ready to explore media in your classroom? You can book an appointment with the Instructional Media Studio Coordinator through the online calendar, emailing, or calling 907-786-4850. You can also visit us in the Studio on the second floor of the UAA/APU Consortium Library - follow the signs for "Media Design Studio" or "Alaska Collection" to get to the right area of the library. The studio is in LIB 210, next to the ARLIS atrium and the Alaska Collection's glass newspapers.


Recording on your own

At UAA we have several options for recording your own screen or webcam. Picking the right tool depends on whether you need to include certain types of media in your recording, you want a level of interactivity in your final product, or you want to work with something familiar and simplify the process. Our Instructional Media Studio staff can work with you to help you determine which tool is the right one for your project. To read more on your own about UAA's video creation tools, visit the Creating Videos page of the Faculty Development & Instructional Support website.

Professional Video Production

The Instructional Media Studio has access to professional cameras, audio, and lighting. Highly-skilled production staff in the Instructional Media Studio can provide recording and editing services for faculty.

Audio Production Resources

We have a sound booth in the Instructional Media Studio that can support up to 4 microphones, and is ideal for recording high-quality audio.

One of the best things about audio production is the widespread accessibility of it. We can provide guidance about how to improve your audio recording quality at home - whether it’s determining which external mic might be best for you, or how to set up a voice recording on your iPhone or Android. 

We can also provide limited support for recording and editing through Audacity - a free, open-source software that can be used on both PC and Mac computers. Recording done in the Instructional Media Studio’s sound booth is done with Audacity, and basic editing consultations or video walkthroughs may be available.

Media Support in Blackboard

Using video and audio media in your Blackboard courses is a great way to connect with students and engage them in the content. UAA has access to tools like Kaltura and VoiceThread that can do that in unique, interactive ways. There are also integrations for YouTube and Zoom that make sharing media in your class easy and efficient. If you want to know more about incorporating media into your Blackboard course, we are here to support you.

If you have Blackboard support needs unrelated to media, contact to connect with one of the Instructional Designers.


The Instructional Media Studio is located at the UAA/APU Consortium Library - follow the signs for "Media Design Studio" or "Alaska Collection" to get to the right area of the library. The studio is in LIB 210, next to the ARLIS atrium and the Alaska Collection's glass newspapers. Appointments can be in-person or virtual and are generally available during normal business hours. Walk-ins are welcome!

Copyright Information & Resources

As an educator, you enjoy some privileges when sharing copyrighted materials with your students.

It is the responsibility of individual faculty members making requests for services to secure any and all permission, consent, licensing and necessary clearance regarding recording, copying, altering and/or publishing audio and video recordings.

The best policy is always to secure permission or licensing for use. Your department or the library may already have done so. Also, there may be online or broadcast viewing alternatives.  

It is the policy of the University of Alaska to abide by federal copyright law and refrain from using copy-protected materials unless prior permission or licensing has been obtained or unless use is deemed permissible under the exemptions outlined in the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act or the TEACH Act. Provisions of the TEACH Act provide limited educational use of copyright protected material. To learn more about the TEACH Act visit the Copyright Clearance Center web page.

Decision Making Rubrics

It is highly recommended that your thought process, intent, use, and permission-seeking be documented. Below are a few decision-making rubrics that may be helpful in organizing this process:

For additional information with UA-wide copyright policy or intellectual property and licensing policy, please contact the Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing for the University of Alaska, P.O. Box 757560, Fairbanks, AK 99775 or phone 907-474-7765.

Faculty Development & Instructional Support 
Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence, Academic Innovations & eLearning, and Center for Community Engagement and Learning 
Library 213 • 907-786-4496 • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.