CETL Studio

Distance Education oversees a recording studio in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) on the 3rd floor of Doyle Library.  CETL Studio offers a wide-range of tools to create high-quality video.

Reserving time in the CETL Studio

To schedule a CETL Studio consultation or to schedule Studio time for your project, please contact Matt Pearson (mpearson@santarosa.edu).  Matt will help you determine what tools are best for your project and answer any questions that you have. 

You are welcome to reserve the Studio for up to 3 hours per day. A minimum 30 minute in person training is required before independent studio use by Faculty. 

In this video, we take you into CETL Studio to show you where blockbuster instructional videos are made by SRJC's faculty. 

  • Stand in front of a green screen to be transported to exotic locations with special video effects.
  • Watch example Learning Glass videos and imagine yourself delivering vibrant lecture videos while projecting slides, images, and video.
  • Make use of a plethora of multimedia tools including the latest in iPad technology for recording whiteboard videos and screencasts.

Filming Instructors using the Learning Glass in the CETL Studio

Multimedia Types

Types of multimedia that can be created in CETL Studio include:

  • Welcome videos—introduce students to you and your course
  • Whiteboard or light board videos—draw to help students visualize difficult concepts
  • Video modeling—demonstrate a new skill
  • How-to tutorials—walk students step-by-step through a process
  • Guest interviews—expose students to multiple perspectives
  • Lectures or mini-lectures—use voice, gesture, facial expression, and eye contact to connect with students
  • Slideshow videos—use graphics and outlines to illuminate lecture topics
  • Sketchnote videos—record pen & paper sketches to visually interpret information


  • Video camera
  • Teleprompter
  • Green screen
  • Learning Glass
  • iPad
  • Elmo document camera
  • Screencast-o-matic
  • Camtasia
  • Adobe suite
  • Zoom
  • Webcam
  • USB microphone & headphones with mic
  • ViewSonic interactive Flat panel
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