GEOG 858
Spatial Data Science for Emergency Management

Project Proposal Presentation


The ability to synthesize technical information into a concise package that is appropriate for a broad audience is a skill that is hard to hone and yet highly sought after in the workplace. This assignment provides you an opportunity to do just that. I would like you to create a short (5 - 7 minute) recorded presentation about your term project proposal. The presentation will be shared with your classmates.

Guidelines for your video

  • Must be no longer than 5-7 minutes (no exceptions!).
  • Outline the topic you chose, brief background, and key contributions of your work.
  • Create a slide presentation that includes key points, graphics, photos, etc. to explain the project.
    • Avoid lots of text (and reading your slides) if you can make the same points with a graphic. You want the audience to focus on what you are saying and not on reading the slide!
    • Do not go into extreme detail in five minutes - the idea here is to provide a quick teaser of your work that will entice someone to read your final report.
    • Be creative!

Make Your Video

  1. You may choose your own screen recording software, or record your screencast from within Canvas. Here is a link to instructions (Links to an external site.) on how to use Kaltura Capture to record within Canvas. Note: Kaltura Capture is accessed in Canvas by clicking on My Media in the Canvas menu and "Add new". If you do not use Kaltura Capture, you will need to upload your own video file to My Media using these instructions (Links to an external site.).
  2. Record your screen while you give your five to seven-minute slideshow (make sure the slides are visible and the audio is clear - using a headset microphone is normally the best way to ensure decent audio quality).
  3. Need more help? Contact the World Campus Helpdesk for assistance.
  4. Make sure that you have added your screencast video to My Media in Canvas.

Add Your Video to the Media Gallery

You're almost done! The last step is to add your video to our Term Project Presentation gallery so everyone can see!

1. Click the Media Gallery link in the course navigation on the left side of the page.

2. Click the + Add Media button in the upper right of the page.

3. Select the video you would like to add by checking the checkbox to the left of the video.

4. Click Publish in the upper right of the page.

5. Let me know you've uploaded your video, and I'll approve it for the Media Gallery. 

NOTE: The video will not appear in the Media Gallery until I approve it. 

Review your peers' presentations

Go to the Media Gallery in Canvas and view your peers' presentations. Please provide comments and feedback to your peers. 


  • Share your video in the Media Gallery.