Video Dropbox Assignments and the Canvas Gradebook

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Video in SpeedGrader Ensemble Video allows Video Dropbox Assignments to be viewed and graded in the Canvas SpeedGrader.  Please note, you must be able to create a Video Dropbox in Ensemble Video and an Assignment in Canvas. To learn how to create an Ensemble Video Dropbox,  please review this article. Also, you must have the Canvas LTI Integration Setup.  To learn how to configure the Canvas Integration, please review this article.

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Add Canvas Assignment 

Login to your Canvas course and go to the Assignments area. Then click on +Assignment.

Canvas Assignments

 

Name the Assignment

Enter the name of the Canvas Assignment. This will show up as the column header in the Canvas Gradebook for instructors and students.

Name the Assignment

 

Modify Assignment Settings

Determine the Points for the (1) Assignment, choose how to (2) Display the Grade As, then select (3) External Tool as the submission type and then click (4) Find.

Modify Assignment Settings

 

Choose Ensemble Video External Tool

Select the Ensemble Video External Tool.

Choose Ensemble Video External Tool

Choose Dropbox

Click the (1) Choose Dropbox tab and then select the Ensemble Video Dropbox you would like to use by clicking the (2) Choose button.

Choose Dropbox

Then click the Save button.

Save Assignment

And finally click Save & Publish Button to add the Video Quiz in the Assignment.

Save and Publish Assignment

 

Video Quiz Assignment Added

Instructors and students will see the Graded Video Assignment in the Canvas Assignments area. 

Video Quiz Assignment Added

 

Grading Video Dropbox Assignments

Option 1: Launch SpeedGrader from Assignment (less steps and faster)

Login to the Canvas course and go into the Assignments area and click on the Assignment (Graded Video Assignment).

Launch SpeedGrader 

In the top right area of the screen click on the SpeedGrader button

Click SpeedGrader Button 

Instructors can now review the Video Dropbox Assignments using the Canvas SpeedGrader. The SpeedGrader allows instructors to (1) Play the Video Submission, (2) add a grade and (3) comments for each Video Dropbox Assignment. The instructor will click (4) Submit to save the grade. The grade and comments will automatically be displayed in the student's Gradebook.

Using the SpeedGrader

 

Option 2: Launch SpeedGrader from Gradebook (more steps, but you can choose individual Video Dropbox Assignments)

Login to the Canvas course and go into the Grades area and click on an individual Assignment icon in the Assignment (Graded Video Assignment) column. 

Launch SpeedGrader from Gradebook

Click on the Arrow icon in the Assignment (Graded Video Assignment) column. 

Launch SpeedGrader Arrow Icon

Click on the SpeedGrader button.

Launch SpeedGrader

 

Instructors can now review the Video Dropbox Assignments using the Canvas SpeedGrader. The SpeedGrader allows instructors to (1) Play the Video Submission, (2) add a grade and (3) comments for each Video Dropbox Assignment. The instructor will click (4) Submit to save the grade. The grade and comments will automatically be displayed in the student's Gradebook.

Using the SpeedGrader

 

Submitting a Video Dropbox Assignment (Student Preview)

After a student logs into Canvas and navigates to the Canvas course, the student will go in the Assignments area and click on the Assignment (Graded Video Assignment).

Canvas Assignments

 

Load the Ensemble Video Dropbox Assignment (Student Preview)

The student will click on the Load Assignment Button (the text will be customized based on the assignment).

Load Ensemble Video Dropbox Assignment

How to Submit a Video

  1. Web Browser
  2. Mobile App 
  3. Chrome Extension

Option 1: Upload using Web Browser (Student Preview)

The students can upload their content using the web browser. The students will (1) Enter the Content Title, then the students will (2) Choose the Web Browser tab and then the students will (3) Select the file to Upload (or drag and drop the video file).

Dropbox-Web-Upload.png 

After uploading the Video Assignment the students will get a confirmation message that there content has been uploaded. 

Video Assignment Submitted 

 

Option 2: Upload using Mobile App (Student Preview)

The students can upload their content using the Mobile App. The students will need to download the Ensemble Video Mobile App. The students will (1) Choose the Mobile App tab, then the students will (2) Click the Download button and then the students will (3) Scan the QR Code.  The students will point their camera or QR Code reader at the QR code on their computer screen and they will be redirected to Ensemble Video app in the App Store.

Download Mobile App in App Store

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Configure the Ensemble Video Mobile App

Students (or users with no account) can Scan the QR Code on their computer screen to configure the Ensemble Video mobile app. The students will (1) Choose the Mobile App tab, then (2) Click the Configure button and then the students will (3) Scan the QR Code.  To scan the QR code the students will point their camera or QR Code reader at the QR code on their computer screen and they will be given an Authorization code. The students will enter an authorization code in the Dropbox configuration text field to (4) Authorize their Device

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Record and Upload

The students will then be able to tap the (1) Start Upload Button to Record video using the Camera. Then they will use the (2) Record Button to Record video using the Camera, or the students will tap the (3) Gallery Tab to select a video from the Camera Gallery. Students can (4) Trim the Start and End points of the video prior to uploading. Then students will add a (5) Title and Description. Finally, the students will tap (6) Upload to upload the video to Ensemble Video.

Student Upload Process Using Mobile App

 

Option 3: Upload using Ensemble Video Chrome Recorder Extension (Student Preview)

The students can upload their content using the Chrome web browser. The students will (1) Choose the Chrome Extension tab, then the students will (2) Install the Chrome Recorder Extension and then the students will Record their Screen or Webcam.

First, click on the Install button to download and configure the Chrome Recorder Extension.

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After clicking the Install button, the Chrome Recorder Extension will be configured to upload to the Ensemble Video Dropbox Assignment. 

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Next, you will open the Chrome Recorder Extension. The Recorder will know the (1) Identity of the Student and it will be configured to upload the recording to the appropriate  (2) Ensemble Video Dropbox Destination. The student will Click (3) Start Recording to record their Screen or Webcam.

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When the recording is finished, it will open in a new tab. The Recording Details page displays all information about the video. To submit the video to the Video Assignment Dropbox, click the Upload button. 

Ensemble-Video-Recorder-Upload.png

 

 

Viewing the Ensemble Video Dropbox Graded Video Assignment Grade in Canvas (Student Preview)

After the Graded Video Assignment is graded the students will go to Grades in the Canvas course to view the Graded Video Assignment grade and the comments (if added).  Additionally, the students will be notified by email that the Assignment has been graded.

Viewing Grade in Canvas Gradebook

 

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