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iMovie (Apple)

iMovie is a video creation application installed on every Mac. iMovie allows videos and images to be combined into a movie and shared in a variety of formats.

Known for its simple interface, iMovie makes it easy to create great-looking videos and movies. Video can be recorded or imported into iMovie ’11, and organized by date and time. Video and audio can be added, with just a few mouse clicks, to add some special effects; and, for more creative options, iMovie also offers a variety of title slides and transition effects.

Instructors may use iMovie for a variety of tasks, including to:

  • deliver an overview of a course topic using media;
  • invite students to create a video presentation for a class project;
  • assemble video clips and/or pictures to create an enhanced podcast in GarageBand;
  • record and edit a personal introduction for placement on Canvas;
  • create a mini-lecture for occasions when the instructor may be unavailable;
  • allow students to illustrate concepts they have learned;
  • deliver demonstrations for students to review during and outside of class.


  • Music Theory podcasts, Dr. Brandon McConveille, the University of Tennessee. Follow the View in iTunes link for the MT 100 Online Video. When prompted, open the iTunes application.

Getting Started

Contact The Studio, a media production lab for UT students, staff, and faculty located in the Hodges Library. The Studio provides computers, software, and staff to assist users in the creation of multimedia-enhanced educational projects and offers instruction and consultations on iMovie by request.


Instructors may request OIT’s Help including the development of course materials and consultations. For details, contact the OIT HelpDesk, phone 865-974-9900.