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.
First, you must create an assignment within LaunchPad. From the LaunchPad home page, click the +Add New button to display the list of assignment types.
- Select a due date and time.
- Enter the total points for the assignment and create a new gradebook category.
- Name the category.
- Click the Done Editing button in the top-left corner. This will open Video Assessment Program Activity Setup.
Assessment Activity Setup
Example: Students upload or record, then submit their own video (including attachments and timed visual aids) for instructor and peer feedback.
Use: Participants receive real-time feedback on live instructor-led recordings.
Example: Students deliver in-class or live-streaming presentations for simultaneous feedback from instructor and peers.
Use: In a Stimulus activity, the instructor provides a stimulus/prompt media file and students submit a synchronized video response. This type is commonly used in interpreting and other language activities, for mock interviews, and other prompt-oriented responses.
Note that if you have chosen a Stimulus/Prompt activity type, the panel will display red and you'll see a red exclamation icon in your activity list until the source media has been added. If you would like students to be able to submit their own stimulus media, simply check the box next to Student Selected Stimulus/Prompt.
Example: Students respond via self-recorded video, either directly via webcam or by file upload. The instructor views each student’s recorded video alongside the stimulus video or document and provides annotated feedback.
- Group Discussion: allows participants to have a conversation about the stimulus/prompt media, seeing all comments from everyone. If unchecked, comments remain private as usual.
- Individual Graded Response: allows the instructor to score each participant individually on their comments. Using this option will result in an individual video session appearing on the dashboard for each student participant.
Note: To participate in a Comment Only Activity, student participants do not click Create Video. Instead, they will see a Start Activity button in the middle of their dashboard.
In addition, note that for this activity type, the Test option (mentioned under Activity Settings below) is not available because no recording is submitted.
The annotated activity settings screen below explains how to enable different feedback types:
- "Test" option
Enabling the Test option enforces the following:
- Only one submission is allowed per student participant, and only one recording attempt is allowed.
- If a time limit is entered, the participant's recording will end automatically when the allotted time expires.
- Students may not delete their submission from the Dashboard. (Instructors can reset a participant's test by simply deleting their video submission from the Dashboard using the button. This will allow a new submission.)
- Stimulus media (if applicable) may not be previewed.
- Recording Instructions
- Video Instructions
- Activity Resources: Add Attachment
- Recording Options: Allow Presenter slide deck (Slide Sync)
- Total Points
- Feedback Instructions
- Video Instructions
- Feedback Options
All comments are public: Allows everyone in the course to see all timeline feedback (except for rubric evaluations). If unchecked, only instructors and the video's presenter(s) can see these items.
Use ratings: Allows everyone in the course to rate the presenter multiple times during the presentation. The ratings scale is a clickable scoring slider with points ranging from 1 to 7. Ratings display as a horizontal graph.
- Instructor Rubric. Add a structured evaluation to the Activity. You can create a Rubric or choose one you've previously used from your Library.
- Markers. A set of labels that you create for marking up a video in addition to comments. They are time-coded into the video within the comment stream.
- Click the red Done button when you have completed your setup.
Feedback Permissions: Instructors and reviewers can always give any type of feedback that is enabled for an Activity. Presenter and peer feedback is dependent on the permissions set by the instructor, as indicated above.
Supported media file size and formats
Accepted file types
- MP4 / M4V (MPEG 4 format)
- MP2 / MPG (MPEG 2 format)
- MTS (MPEG Transport Stream)
- WMV (Windows Media Video)
- MOV (QuickTime Movie)
- AVI (Digital video)
- FLV (Adobe Flash Video)
- 3GP (Mobile video format)
- VP6 (Another Flash format)
- H.264 (Video Codec format)
Note: Video formats can vary widely (with different audio types, etc.) even with the same file type, and not every variation is guaranteed to work.
If your format does not work, or if your file is too large for your account limits, please see “How can I convert or compress a video?” for details on how to re-save your video in an acceptable size/format.
- MP3 (MPEG 3 format)
- WMA (Windows Media Audio)
- M4A / AAC (AAC format)