Sharing video and other large files

Faculty, staff, and students can mitigate bandwidth issues, data caps, and other storage limitations by following these recommendations for files larger than 50MB. Consider these questions about an application you are thinking of using to handle video:

  • Is there enough storage space?
  • Does it handle video efficiently?
  • What happens if it fails?

Sharing Video

Highly Recommended

  • Screencast-O-Matic: Record and share videos. Videos can be saved locally or published to Screencast-O-Matic where they can be organized by channels.

Good Alternative

  • Ensemble Playlist: Share videos you've recorded elsewhere. Videos can be uploaded to an Ensemble media library and published to a playlist. For an Ensemble playlist, submit a request and include the Sakai course names and numbers (e.g. BIOL 101).

Only If Necessary

  • Zoom: Record and share videos. Videos can be saved locally (recommended) or recorded to the cloud where they can be accessed individually via a link. Consider sharing your Zoom recordings on an Ensemble Playlist.
  • Audio-only (convert): Converting video to an audio-only file produces a much smaller file for situations when audio-only may suffice. Use VLC  to convert to an audio-only MP3.

Requesting Videos

Highly Recommended

  • Screencast-O-Matic: Create a channel with a record button and share this channel via a web link. Channel visitors can create and upload their own content in one fell swoop. All channel collaborators see submissions.

Good Alternative

  • Ensemble Dropbox: Create a dropbox for visitors to submit videos they've recorded elsewhere. For an Ensemble dropbox, submit a request and include the Sakai course names and numbers (e.g. BIOL 101), and if the content is video or audio only. Only you see submissions.
  • OneDrive: Create a shared folder (all folder collaborators see submissions) or set up a request for files  (only you see submissions).

Other Files

Highly Recommended

Only If Necessary

  • Sakai
  • Network Drives

FAQ

Q: How do I record myself delivering a short lecture with a PowerPoint and share it with students?
A: Screencast-O-Matic.

Q: I've already recorded a presentation without Screencast-O-Matic. How can I share it with students?
A: Ensemble Playlist.

Q: I've recorded a Zoom session on my computer. How can I share it?
A: Ensemble Playlist.

Q: How can I prompt students and meeting attendees to provide consent to be recorded?
A: Enable the recording reminder  setting in Zoom.

Q: How can I share multiple narrated PowerPoints with students?
A: OneDrive if any one file is larger than 150MB and the sum of files is greater than 1GB, otherwise Sakai.

Q: How can students submit a narrated PowerPoint to me?
A: OneDrive if any one file is larger than 150MB and the sum of files is greater than 1GB, otherwise Sakai.

Q: How can students submit video recordings of their Presentations?
A: Screencast-O-Matic.

Q: My students already recorded their presentations without Screencast-O-Matic. I don't want the entire class to view submissions. How can they submit them?
A: Ensemble Dropbox (IT creates this) or OneDrive Request for Files (you create this).

Q: My students already recorded their presentations without Screencast-O-Matic. I want them to share with the entire class. How can they submit them?
A: Ensemble Dropbox and Ensemble Playlist (IT creates theses)

Details

Article ID: 102594
Created
Mon 3/23/20 3:59 PM
Modified
Mon 3/30/20 1:39 PM