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Student Technology Assistance Center: Ed TPA Help

Creating your edTPA videos

The Student Technology Assistance Center (the STAC) is here to help you edit, blur faces, compress, and submit your final edTPA videos.

Please make sure to take a look at our top 10 list of Tricks and Tips before videotaping in the classroom. They will save a lot of time when you need to edit your videos.

If you need an appointment, please visit, and schedule an appointment.

If you need additional help or want to meet with Maggie or Beth, feel free to Make an appointment and we will try to accommodate a time that works for everybody. 

Top Ten Tips and Tricks Before Recording in the Classroom

Getting ready to record your EdTPA Videos

  1. Get as many permission slips as possible to eliminate face blurring.
  2. Make sure you don’t have the student (without a permission slip) in the camera shot. Again, this eliminates face blurring.
  3. No nametags on tables/desks or students.
  4. No school names on clothing or bulletin boards or walls.
  5. DO NOT move the camera while videotaping (keep camera static). Best to use a tripod or prop up on books.
  6. Speak clearly and audibly (loud enough). It’s a good idea to do a sound check on your camera. Be aware that we cannot eliminate background noise, so if we raise the audio, the background noise will also increase.
  7. If you choose to use your phone, tablet, or personal/borrowed camera, make sure you have the cords or a way to get the video off and imported into our computers. Remember video files are very large and not easy to email. Using Google Drive or your WSU Drive is an excellent place to keep videos.
  8. If you use the Libraries’ Canon Powershot Camera be aware that somebody needs to restart it every 15 minutes.
  9. Familiarize yourself with your equipment. Don't wait until the day of.
  10. HAVE FUN!  Breathe! Smile!


Feel free to book an appointment with Beth Anderson ( if you can’t come to edit and compress your final EdTPA video between Monday-Thursday 4-8.

Steps to Creating your EdTPA Video After Recording

  1. Import, and download your original video onto your laptop, campus OneDrive, or a USB.
  2. Edit/Trim your video (on your iPhone or use iMovie/Quicktime to trim.) iMovie and Quicktime are available in the STAC.
  3. If you need to blur faces or names, please set up an appointment to blur using Camtasia (only found in the STAC) or YouTube (Make sure you have the video set to PRIVATE! If you use YouTube you will have to download the completed blurred video before compressing. 
  4.  Use HandBrake To Compress your Video (under 100 MB)
  5. Submit your Artifacts (Video or Videos) to edTPA

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Beth Anderson
Dunbar Library 210A
(937) 775-3144
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