How to submit a Video Assignment

There are 2 ways to submit a video assignment.

  1. Upload your video to a video or file hosting service and share the private link. PREFERRED METHOD
  2. Submit your video file directly to the assignment submission area.

 

 

Uploading to a video / file hosting service

Most video or file hosting services allow you to upload and share videos privately with your course facilitator. There are a wide variety of free services you can use to submit your assignment video such as:

YouTubeVimeoDropboxOneDriveGoogle Drive

All of the free video / file hosting services mentioned require an account

There are 4 simple steps to using a video / file hosting service to submit your assignment.

  1. Upload your video to a hosting service.
  2. Adjust the privacy settings of your video (if you wish).
  3. Get the link to share your video.
  4. Submit the video link within your course assignment submission area.

 

Make your video private

YouTube

YouTube allows you to create 'unlisted' videos. An unlisted video is a different type of private video. "Unlisted" means that only people who know the link to the video can view it (such as friends or family to whom you send the link). An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces (such as search results, your channel, or the Browse page).

You can choose to make any of your uploads an unlisted video in your YouTube Account settings. Here’s how:

  1. Sign into your YouTube Account
  2. Go to your My Videos page
  3. Select the video you’d like to make unlisted. Click the Edit button to access the video’s settings.
  4. Go to the Privacy section of the page. There you’ll see the option to mark you video as “unlisted”, “public”, or “private”. Select unlisted.
  5. Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button. Once you’ve done this your video will be an unlisted video.
Vimeo

Vimeo provides an option to password protect videos.

  1. Sign into your Vimeo account.
  2. Click the My Videos tab.
  3. Select the video you wish to make private and click the settings icon (cog).
  4. Click the Privacy tab.
  5. Update the following settings to maximize the privacy of your shared video.
    1. Under Who can watch this video, select Only people with a password
    2. Enter a password (You will submit this password along with the video link)
    3. Under Where can this video be embedded, select Nowhere
    4. Under Who can comment on this video, select Noone
    5. Under What can people do with this video, uncheck the Add it to collections box. You can also uncheck the Download it box if you wish.
    6. Click Save Changes to update the privacy settings for this video.
  6. Now your video can only be viewed by anyone you share the video link and password with.

 

 

 

Get your video link

Once you've uploaded your video to a video or file hosting service, you need to submit the link to that video / file in the corresponding Assignment Submission Area of the course.

To get the correct link for your video, please use the following instructions.

YouTube
  1. Sign into YouTube.
  2. Select the video you wish to share.
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  3. Click the Share icon.
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  4. Copy the video link.
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Vimeo

Instructions coming soon...

Google Photos
  1. Sign into Google Photos on your computer or access the app on your mobile device.
  2. Select the video you wish to share.
  3. Click the share icon.
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  4. Click the Get link option.
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  5. Click Copy to copy the link.
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iCloud Photos
  1. Open the Photos app on your Apple device.
  2. Select the video you wish to share.
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  3. Click the Share icon.
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  4. Select iCloud Photo Sharing.
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  5. iCloud will create a shared album with your video inside; enter a name for the shared album and click Next to continue.
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  6. You will be prompted to share with specific contacts; ignore the "To:" field and click Create to create your shared album.
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  7. Add a comment if necessary and click Post to publish your video in the album.
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  8. To get the link to your album, navigate to the Shared tab.
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  9. Select the shared album containing your assignment video.
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  10. Select People to open the album sharing options.
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  11. Using the slider, enable the Public Website option.
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  12. A public link will be created for your shared album. Click Share Link to begin copying the link.
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  13. Click Copy to copy the link.
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Submit your link to the Assignment Submission Area

Within your course session...

  1. Open the assignment icon assignment submission area where you wish to submit your video link.
  2. Click Add Submission.
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  3. In the Online text submission area, paste the link to your video (that you copied previously). If a password is required to access the video link (example. Vimeo link), please make sure to enter that as well. When you are ready, click Save changes.
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  4. If you need to edit your submission, click Edit submission. Otherwise, click Submit assignment to complete your submission. Depending on the course, once you're assignment is submitted you may not be able to edit it.
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  5. If required, check the box to verify that the content of the assignment submission is your own work. Click Continue to finish.
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Submit your video file directly

To submit your video file directly into the assignment area, please follow these steps.

Your video file must less than 55 MB

To submit an assignment using a video hosting service, please follow these steps.

  1. Click the assignment assignment icon activity on the Moodle course home page. The assignment summary page appears where you can view any details your course facilitator may have provided as well as the due date for the assignment.
  2. Click the Add submission button to enter your submission.
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  3. Click the attachment icon button to add a file or drag the file from your computer folder and drop it into the marked area (dashed rectangle). The options available to you may vary depending on what your course facilitator has setup and the browser / device you are using.
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  4. After your file has been successfully uploaded, click the Save changes button to complete your submission.
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  5. The submission status page appears showing details of your draft submission. You can edit your submission if necessary by clicking Edit submission. Once you are ready to finalize your submission, click Submit assignment to finish.
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  6. If required, check the box to verify that the content of the assignment submission is your own work. Click Continue to finish.
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  7. A notification email will be sent to your specified address to confirm your submission
Last modified: Monday, 6 March 2017, 1:05 PM