Where can I host large video/audio files? How do I embed these into Canvas?
Watch this short 4 minute video tutorial Host Video on MS Stream to learn how to use MS Stream to ‘host’ your large video files. You can then embed them into a Canvas page and as they are hosted outside of Canvas, it will not…
Can I divide students into groups for breakout discussions in Teams?
You could either schedule a number of separate meetings and add the relevant students to each meeting. You could also schedule a number of Teams meetings, inviting all students to all the meetings but name the meetings, group A, group B, etc. Then tell the…
If we use Teams to record a lecture, where does the file go, and can others view it?
If you record a Teams session, then the video is available to the meeting organiser in MS Stream. If others are to view this then the organiser must grant them access, so a link to the video on Stream could be added to Canvas but…
Is there a way for us to test a Conference on a dry run basis with no students present?
You can set up a Canvas Conference in your Familiarisation Area to test how to use Conferences as an instructor. However, you will not be able to access the conference as a student using the ‘student view’ functionality. More information on the Canvas Conference interface…
How can I deliver/record a live lecture online?
Watch this short 6 minute video tutorial Online Meeting in MS Teams to learn how to use MS Teams to record your lecture/tutorial/meeting with students. MS Teams may be more robust for dealing with larger class sizes, there is no time limit on your recordings…
Why am I having trouble recording voiceovers or videos?
To record audio or video, you must ensure your device and your web browser has access and/or permission to use your webcam/microphone. Look at the guidance for PC and for Mac to check your audio/video permission settings and also check your browser preferences. It is a…
Does the Canvas media recorder allow editing like Mediasite?
You can select whether to ‘upload’ or ‘record’ media through the Canvas inbuilt tool. If you decide to record, you can also select an audio or video option, however there is no facility to ‘edit’ your recording.
How long should videos be?
Research suggests the optimal length for a video recording is 6 minutes to capture student engagement. You could consider doing a short 5 minute ‘introductory video’ before your lecture/weekly content. Or perhaps after your lecture/weekly content you could consider doing a short 5 minute ‘recap…
How do I get access to Mediasite?
To register for a Mediasite account and for further information Click here
How can I record video/audio, my powerpoint presentation or computer screen to deliver my teaching online?
Watch this short 2 minute video tutorial Recording Video in Canvas to learn how to use the Canvas inbuilt recorder to do a piece to camera from within your Canvas course. Watch this short 2 minute video tutorial Screencasting using MS Powerpoint to learn how…
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