If you know an external speaker who would interest your students you could think about creating an online audio-visual asset or short educational film with them. The asset can be uploaded to your Blackboard site and enjoyed by your students in their own time.
This short film was made locally in our UEA studios. In making it Henry Sutton from LDC has brought a powerfully inspiring external speaker, Lee Child, to his students. Henry has personalised the interview to UEA and to his particular learning outcomes which increases its value as a resource. A great benefit of using audio-visual in this way is that the film can be drawn upon by successive cohorts of students and across a variety of modules. Without AV it might have been very difficult to synchronise students’ and speaker’s availability and Lee’s input would have been limited to the current cohort of students.