Video Note enables users to create video recordings from a webcam and insert them via the HTML Editor's "Insert Stuff" option. The ability to record video also shows up anywhere video attachments are supported. Video length is limited to 3 minutes.
Video Note has removed dependencies on Flash® technology and now uses HTML5. It reverts to Flash technology when it detects a legacy browser without HTML5 support.
Accessing Video Note via the HTML Editor
Access the HTML Editor - for instance, an instructor can use "Create a File" when in the Content area. Below is an illustration of a "Week 8" module with a new file about to be created.
After the HTML Editor is available place the cursor where the video is to be located and select the "Insert Stuff" icon.
Select "Video Note" from the pop-up dialogue box.
Dependent on operating system and browser choice, Video Note will attempt to connect with a camera via the browser. If no camera is detected, users may see a warning similar to that displayed below.
Dependent upon browser and operating system, the system may query the user regarding browser media settings as below. Select "Allow" to make the connection. Note that the decision can be remembered by selecting the "Remember this decision" checkbox.
After the webcam image appears, select the "New Recording" button and recording of the video will commence. Up to 3 minutes of recording time is available.
To stop the recording select the "Stop Recording" button.
After a recording is stopped, select the "Next" button.
A processing notice will typically appear.
Give the video a description and, if necessary, a title. Select "Next" (lower left) to move ahead in the process.
Select "Refresh Preview" if user wishes to preview the video - or just select "Insert" button (lower left) to insert the video into the html file where the cursor is located. Users can also step back through the process by selecting the "Back" button.
Select "Publish" to make the video available to users. Selecting "Save as Draft" holds the document in place but users cannot see it until "Publish" is selected.
The video will be accessible via the HTML document located inside the Content module and will play inside of D2L.
Video attachments appear in different areas of the interface. For instance, users creating a new thread in the discussions area are presented with an option to record a video. This option appears thoughout the interface. Select the "Record Video" button.
After selecting the "Record Video" button, steps to record a video are similar to those described previously.
Note: The HTML Editor is accessible throughout the Learning Environment so it is possible to use "Insert Stuff" to record and post videos anywhere there is an opportunity to use the HTML Editor in D2L. Both faculty and student participants have this ability.
Because Video Note uses HTML5 - legacy browsers will still utilize Flash technology when Video Note is used.
Select to "Allow" Flash to access your webcam (if necessary) - it might take a few seconds for it to engage properly - then you'll see the image from the webcam in the window and the "Record" button will become active.
NOTE: What dialogue box windows look like and how dialogue box windows and browsers interact is dependent upon the operating system and browser being used. The screenshots in this tutorial may differ from the screen that the user is viewing when performing the actions described in this tutorial.
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