Create professional quality content quickly with Video Express

Creating high-quality, professional-looking course content from your home or office computer can be difficult; aspects like lighting, sound quality and even the visual elements can be hard to master in a space not designed for video production.  

Purdue’s Video Express rooms, however, were designed with educator’s needs in mind. The self-service rooms allow you to quickly create high resolution recordings that can incorporate lecture slides, screen captures, video content and more into a final product. Each room is equipped with a pre-set camera and lights, a green-screen background, and a high-quality microphone for audio.  

This past summer and, in some cases, the first few weeks of the semester, Video Express rooms on campus were undergoing a series of security upgrades that required closing the service. But the rooms are now operational, with five rooms open on the West Lafayette campus, and others in West Lafayette and the regional campuses reopening soon.

Video Express also offers features such as teleprompting and lightboard mode, where the presenter appears behind the content while writing on the screen. Professional captioning is provided for all faculty and staff videos. Finished videos can be uploaded to Kaltura and are processed and available within 48 hours, although typically much faster. Kaltura videos can be integrated into the Brightspace learning management system to simplify content delivery.  

Staff from Innovative Learning and ITaP are available to help walk inexperienced users through the video creation process, and a series of instructional videos offer self-service guidance for getting started.  

To learn more about Video Express, or to make a room reservation, visit To request a consultation, contact 

Last updated: Oct. 28, 2022