Animoto is a free, and an easy to use, web-based media creation tool, that allows you to create slide shows and videos. You can use media to demonstrate procedures, or document things in your course; or in this case promote a student based trip. The following video was created for a Humanities course on International Development which also included a service learning trip to to work with a non-profit organization in Nicaragua.
Animoto is easy to use because all the end user has to do is upload video clips or images, choose a theme and click create. Animoto builds the slideshow/video for you. Another nice feature, is the music library of royalty-free titles available for adding a music track to the video.
For more information about Animoto or other web-based tools you can use in your courses, please contact the Tech Hub at 503.399.7873 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org