Creating a video assignment in WebCampus

 

Creating video assignments in WebCampus

You can use WebCampus to collect video assignments. You can then use SpeedGrader to view and grade the video submissions. Use the instructions below to set up a video assignment in WebCampus.

Step 1: Log in to WebCampus and browse to your course.


Step 2: Click on Assignments in the Course Menu.


Step 3: Click on the + Assignment button to create a new assignment.


Step 4: Enter a name for the Assignment in the “Assignment Name” field.


Step 5: Use the text editor to add any instructions for the assignment.

NOTE: Student instructions on how to turn in a video assignment are available for you to distribute to your class from IDT. Contact the Instructional Design Team for more information.


Step 6: Enter the point value for the assignment, assign an Assignment group if needed (by default it will be in “Assignments”) and choose how the grade will be displayed.

Screenshot of the WebCampus Assignment editor with arrows indicating that the submission type is set to online for this example and that the text entry checkbox is selected.
[Figure 1] Screenshot of the WebCampus Assignment editor with arrows indicating that the submission type is set to online for this example and that the text entry checkbox is selected.

Step 7: Under “Submission Type” select Online and check the box next to Text Entry. Do NOT select Media Recordings or File Uploads.

NOTE: Using this method allows you to view the videos online without having to download the videos to your computer and resolves most format issues that could cause technical problems with video file formats.


Step 8: Check the boxes next to Group Assignment and/or Peer Reviews, if appropriate for your assignment.


Step 9: Under “Assign” select to whom you would like to give the assignment as well as any availability & due dates. If not specified, it will be assigned to everyone in the course class. If you need to assign to multiple groups or increase time as an accommodation, etc. click the “+ Add” button to specify to whom and adjust availability or due dates.


Step 10: Click the Save & Publish button (or just the Save button if you do not want the assignment to be published at this time).

NOTE: This assignment setup will work with video files students create outside of WebCampus (i.e. SmartPhones, other software applications such as Zoom or Adobe Premier) and videos created with Kaltura Capture. Kaltura Capture is the webcam/screen recording software that is part of Kaltura. See the TLT‘s Kaltura Capture resources for more information.

 

Using video from My Media in WebCampus Discussions

Videos can also be used with Discussions in WebCampus. Instructors can post videos for the class to review and discuss, and students can submit videos - both with initial posts and replies. Discussions can be a great tool for reviewing video content. Allowing multiple students to comment and reply to others’ comments. More information on using Discussions in WebCampus can be found on the Canvas Guide.

Step 1: Log in to WebCampus and browse to your course.


Step 2: Click on Discussions in the left-hand Course Menu.


Step 3: Browse to the discussion post where you would like to add the video or create a new discussion. See Canvas Guide on Discussions for details.


Step 4: Click on Reply (or the + Discussion button for a new Discussion).

Screen clipping of a reply in a WebCampus discussion. The Rich Text Editor is shown with the More External Tools drop-down menu activated and the mouse cursor over the Embed Kaltura Media option. The entire More External Tools drop-down menu is highlighted.
[Figure 1] Screen clipping of a reply in a WebCampus discussion. The Rich Text Editor is shown with the More External Tools drop-down menu activated and the mouse cursor over the Embed Kaltura Media option. The entire More External Tools drop-down menu is highlighted.

Step 5: In the Rich Text Editor that opens, click the ˅ (More External Tools) drop-down menu and select “Embed Kaltura Media.”


Step 6: In the window that opens, you can select existing content in your My Media by clicking the Select button adjacent to the video or you can upload a new video by clicking the + Add New button and navigating to a locally saved video file you would like to use.


Step 7: The video will embed in the text editor. 8. Click the Save or Save & Publish button to save your work (and Publish the page if desired).