Lights, Camera, Action! The Lifecycle of a 2U Instructional Video Project

Poster Description: This poster demonstrates the collaboration amongst librarians and faculty at Pepperdine University while developing and filming library instructional videos meant to be integrated into the 2U platform. This poster showcases the project life cycle and the shared experiences of the project librarians.

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Presenter Names: Lauren Haberstock, Pepperdine University; Hector Lujan, Pepperdine University

Presenter Bios: Lauren Haberstock is the Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian at Pepperdine University where she works with the Graziadio Business School, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and the School of Public Policy to support the information needs of distance, full-time, and part-time faculty and students. Lauren’s email is

Hector Lujan is the Irvine Graduate Campus Librarian at Pepperdine University and supports both the Graziadio Business School and the Graduate School of Education. Hector holds an MLIS from San Jose State University and a B.A in U.S History from the University of California, Riverside. Hector’s email is

6 replies on “Lights, Camera, Action! The Lifecycle of a 2U Instructional Video Project”

In the future, would you make your own video using a software such as Screencast-O-Matic?

Hi Ruth,

I do not have much experience with Screencast-O-Matic but looking at the company product description it does look like a product I could try in the future.
Usually, for screen capturing software I liked to use Loom for Chrome because I can add it as an extension in my Chrome browser. I also like the fact that Loom allows me to pause the video recording which is a helpful feature.

Hi Ruth, great question! I personally haven’t used Screencast-O-Matic specifically, but I am definitely taking the lessons I learned and applying them to other recording platforms. For example, I recently created a tutorial video for a professor using Zoom to record and iMovie to edit. Knowing how to give myself clean cuts made the editing process a breeze.

Hi Sila! I am still learning about 2U myself. The 2U platform itself is similar to other LMS platforms I’ve encountered. One of the main differences is that 2U and the institution are partners in delivering an online program. Rather than primarily providing a hosting platform, 2U designs the course alongside faculty at the institution and then is involved in the recruitment of students for the online program. I’d be happy to share more if you have any follow-up questions!

I created the video using a template in Canva! I’ve been able to do a lot with the free version. You can upload video files into a pre-made design template or you can create your own.

Lauren, thank you! So 2U is an LMS platform built in with design support and online recruitment? If so, wow! Thank you for introducing it to me. And wonderful! I really need to tap into Canva. I know they have free versions for educators. I appreciate the information.