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?
  • Who needs access?
  • What happens if it fails?

Sharing Video

Highly Recommended

  • Panopto: A video distribution platform with recording/screen casting capabilities.

Good Alternative

  • 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.

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 Panopto or VLC  to convert to an audio-only MP3.

Requesting Videos

Highly Recommended

  • Panopto: Create a folder and add Creators, or use the Assignment folder function with the Sakai integraiton.
  • 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

  • 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: Panopto.

Q: I've already recorded a presentation without Screencast-O-Matic or Panopto and have a video file. How can I share it with students?
A: Panopto.

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

Q: How can I share multiple narrated PowerPoints (created in PowerPoint) with students?
A: You could export them as movies from PowerPoint and upload to Panopto. For PowerPoint files (.pptx), 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: Students could export them as movies from PowerPoint and upload to Panopto. For PowerPoint files (.pptx), 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: Panopto.

Q: My students already recorded their presentations with their own software and the file is on their computer. I don't want the entire class to view submissions. How can they submit them?
A: Panopto.

Q: My students already recorded their presentations with their own software and the file is on their computer. I want them to share with the entire class. How can they submit them?
A: Panopto, though change the settings of the Panopto Assignments folder to "Allow viewers to see each other's sessions."

Details

Article ID: 102594
Created
Mon 3/23/20 3:59 PM
Modified
Thu 1/21/21 11:25 AM