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Create Assignments or Discussions in Canvas for Video Submission

There are three ways to allow students to submit videos: by creating an assignment for private submissions to the instructor, by creating a discussion for submissions to be viewed by the rest of the class, or by creating a group discussion for submissions to be viewed only within groups (if you've created student groups in Canvas).

Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion

Creating a Group Video Discussion

Learn how to view and grade video submissions in Speedgrader

Here’s a student guide to submitting video assignments in Canvas you can share with your class. 


Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion

The following process creates an assignment that accepts video submissions. These submissions can be accessed and graded via Speedgrader.

  1. Create an Assignment or Discussion in Canvas.

    For Assignments: u
    nder "Submission Type," check Text Entry; do not check Media Recordings.Don't check Media Recordings in the Submission Type box. Instead, check Text Entry.
  2. Ask your students to upload their videos to their personal My Folder. If they're unable to upload, they're probably in the wrong folder.

    Students can get to their My Folder by clicking the Panopto button in the Canvas course menu, clicking the title of the folder (the course’s name) to the right of the grey folder icon, and selecting “My Folder” from the dropdown menu. They can also reach it by going to panopto.emerson.edu and clicking "My Folder" in the lefthand panel.

    Note: All videos uploaded to Panopto have to be compressed for streaming (H.264/MP4).

     

  3. Once your students have uploaded their videos to a Panopto folder, they'll need to embed their videos in their submission or reply using the green Panopto button above the Rich Text Editor.

The Panopto embed button in the Canvas editor.


Creating a Group Video Discussion

The following workflow creates a discussion in which only group members can see and discuss each other's videos.

  1. Set-up student groups in your Canvas course.

  2. Create a Group Discussion in Canvas.

  3. Ask your students to upload their videos to their personal My Folder. If they're unable to upload, they're probably in the wrong folder.

    Students can get to their My Folder by clicking the Panopto button in the Canvas course menu, clicking the title of the folder (the course’s name) to the right of the grey folder icon, and selecting “My Folder” from the dropdown menu. They can also reach it by going to panopto.emerson.edu and clicking "My Folder" in the lefthand panel.

    Note: All videos uploaded to Panopto have to be compressed for streaming (H.264/MP4).

  4. Next, students will embed their videos in their reply to the discussion using the green Panopto button above the Rich Text Editor. 

    Students can add replies to their group's thread (and only their group's thread) as they would in any other discussion.

    The Panopto embed button above the Canvas editor.
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