Video Dropbox Assignments and the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook

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Ensemble Video allows Video Dropbox Assignments to be viewed and graded in the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook. Please note, you must be able to create a Video Dropbox in Ensemble Video and you must be able to add Activities or Insert Stuff in Brightspace by D2L. To learn how to create an Ensemble Video Dropbox, please review this article.  Also, you must have the Brightspace by D2L Plugin Setup.  To learn how to configure the Brightspace by D2L Plugin, please review this article.

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Add a Video Dropbox Video Assignment

Login to your Brightspace by D2L course and go to the area where you would like to add the Graded Video Dropbox Assignment. Note: There are two ways to add a Graded Video Dropbox Assignment.

Option 1: Add Existing Activity (less steps and faster)

Click on Add Existing Activities button and then click on Ensemble Video. Now you are ready to Choose your Video Dropbox. You can skip to the next step by clicking here.

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Option 2: Insert Stuff (more steps, but you can add more content in the text editor)

Click on the (1) New button and then click on (2) Create a File.

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Name the File and Insert Stuff

Enter the name of the (1) File and then click on the (2) Play Button (Insert Stuff Button) in the editor. 

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Choose Ensemble Video

In the Insert Stuff menu, select Ensemble Video

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Choose Video Dropbox

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

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Then click the Save button.

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Then click the Insert Button to add the Gradebook integrated Video Dropbox.

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And finally click Save and Close button to add the Gradebook integrated Video Dropbox.

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Video Dropbox Assignment Added

Faculty and students will see the Ensemble Video Dropbox (Graded Video Assignment) in Brightspace by D2L. 

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Grading Video Dropbox Assignments

Launch Video Dropbox Assignment from Brightspace by D2L

Go to the Brightspace by D2L course and click on the Video Dropbox Assignment (Graded Video Assignment).

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In the top left area of the Ensemble Video Dropbox click on the Submissions button

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Instructors can now review the Video Dropbox Assignment Submissions in Ensemble Video by clicking on the Video Thumbnail.

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After viewing the video submission(s) the instructor can go to Assessments > Grades in Brightspace by D2L. 

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Instructors will go to the Video Dropbox Assignment column (Graded Video Assignment) and select Enter Grades.

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Instructors can (1) enter the Grade for the Video Dropbox Assignment Submission, add a (2) Feedback in Brightspace by D2L and click (3) Save and Close.  Brightspace-Dropbox-Grades-3.png

After saving the Video Dropbox Assignment grade will be displayed in the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook.  

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Submitting the Video Dropbox Assignment (Student Preview)

After a student logs into Brightspace by D2L and navigates to the Brightspace by D2L course,the student will click on the Ensemble Video Dropbox (Graded Video Assignment).

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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).

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

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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 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. 

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Viewing the Video Dropbox Grade in Brightspace by D2L (Student Preview)

After submitting the Graded Video Assignment the student will go to Grades in the Brightspace by D2L course to view the Ensemble Video Dropbox Graded Video Assignment Grade.

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