Winthrop University: edTPA Materials
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Instructional Technology Center (ITC)
307 Withers Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4374 (fax)

edTPA Materials

Fall materials will be available in August 

Documents and Tutorials

Please look at these documents and tutorials to help you film using the Canon Vixia or Swivl video cameras, export the video to a computer, edit your clips, and compress the file for Live Text.

The ITC You Tube Channel has many short video segments to help you during these processes!

Before you Film and Using the Video Camera

Video Camera Tips - edTPA Filming Tips (pdf - 309 KB)

Using the Canon Vixia Video Camera - edTPA Using the Video Camera (pdf - 885 KB)

Using a Wireless Microphone

Microphone options - Choosing a Microphone (pdf -380 KB)

Using the Canon Microphones - Canon WM-V1 Microphone Directions (pdf- 298 KB)

Exporting and Clipping Your Video

Exporting from the video camera- Exporting Your Video (pdf - 347 KB)

Clipping your video using the Microsoft Photos app- edTPA Clipping Using Photos app (pdf -851 KB) for Windows 10 machines

Clipping your video using Adobe Premier - Clipping Using Adobe Premiere Pro (pdf -474 KB)

Clipping your video using iMovie- Clipping Using iMovie (pdf -1457 KB)

Clipping your video using Microsoft Moviemaker for Windows 8 or older- Clipping Using Moviemaker (pdf - 458 KB)

Compressing Your Video and Uploading into Via

Compressing your Video - Using HandBrake to Compress Videos (pdf -511 KB)

Please note that if you are compressing your movie using Handbrake on a Mac:

  • In the area to save your file, change the location to your desktop.
  • Some of the screenshots are slightly different than the view you will see on the Mac.

Via Support -


Blurring Faces

Blurring a face using Adobe Premier - Adobe Premiere Pro Blurring Faces (pdf -464 KB)


We no longer recommend using the Swivl for edTPA due to sound issues, however if you would like to use them for other course where you need to videotape in the field, we have some directions listed below.


Guide to Using the Swivl (pdf - 108 MB)

Swivl Troubleshooting (pdf - 175 KB)

Clipping Your Video Using Swivl Cloud (pdf- 300KB)



Last Updated: 6/13/19