LaunchPad > How do I record a video assessment program video?

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 4, 2018Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 19, 2018
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You will need to set up a good recording environment both visually and technically to get a quality video recording. 

The video assessment program recording feature is currently not working in Chrome. We are working to fix it. For now, we recommend using Firefox. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Recording with a webcam

The following are requirements for webcam recording:
  • A connected webcam on Windows or Mac
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Flash Player must be granted access to your webcam

Open the Video Assessment Program activity in LaunchPad. The center of the page will read You haven’t completed this activity yet. Click the red Add Video button directly below.

In the new window that pops up, click the Record button.

Verify your recording setup 

You’ll see a preview of your webcam’s current view. (If the preview is a black screen, make sure your webcam is connected and that Adobe Flash has been allowed access to the camera.)

We highly recommend recording using a wired internet connection (as opposed to wireless). If you have strong Wi-Fi signal, that will usually work as well. We also strongly encourage doing a 5-10 second test video first to make sure you're comfortable with the quality. (Note: Make sure you don't attempt a test video on a timed Test activity!)

Click the Begin button on the upper right to start recording. The red light will flash while recording. To stop or pause, click Stop, then Resume, if needed. (Note: if you click Stop on a Test activity, your video will automatically post). 

For Self-Submit recordings you will see tools for trimming, posting, or discarding your video. (For activities with source media, the trim function is disabled to keep the source and recorded videos in sync.)

When finished, click Post and the video will be automatically posted (only for Live Review recordings).

There may be times where you wish to trim your video—maybe the few seconds where you reach for the mouse to start or stop the recording, for example. To do so, click the scissors icon to enter Trim Mode. Then click and drag the handles at either end of the time bar or click the up and down arrows to adjust the time. When finished, click Trim and Post at the top of the video window.

To cancel your trim, click the scissors button again to exit Trim Mode.

Post or discard your video

Once you have previewed and/or trimmed your video, you can post it so that it will show up on your dashboard or you can discard it if you'd rather start again. Discarded videos will not show up on the dashboard, but will be in your trash can and can be restored if you wish.