Videos can be created in a number of different ways: screen capture software, mobile phones, webcams and yes, even video cameras. The steps below assume the student is able to create a video file and have that video file ready to upload into LEO. Video files come in a number of different formats. .mov, .mp4, .wmv and .avi are a few of the standard extensions of video files. How and what type of file is created shouldn't matter, as long as the student can create one.

As part of the assessment description you will want to give some specifics to the students about what type of video to create and how to create it. In the description you can also link to the student guide on how to submit a video assignment, which complements this guide.

Pay attention to what length of video you would like the students to create. A lot can be shown or said in a few short minutes. Aim for quality over quantity.

It is also useful to point out that (unless you're marking cinematography) it is unlikely that the students need to record in full high definition. A lower resolution video will still look good on a small screen.

Long videos and videos in high definition create very large file sizes which can take minutes or in some cases hours to upload.

  1. Log into LEO, navigate to your unit, turn editing on and click 'Add an activity or resource' in the section where you would like the video assessment to exist.
  2. Select 'Assignment' for your activity type, then click the 'Add' button.
    Assignment option in LEO Activities
  3. Give your assignment a name and description. In the description you can link to the student guide on how to submit a video assignment.
    Try being bold. Add a video of yourself in the description field explaining the assessment to the students!
  4. In the 'Availability' section select the appropriate dates.
  5. In the 'Submission types' section, tick only the 'Online text' option.
    Check online text option
  6. In the 'Grade' section ensure the grade 'Type' is 'Point' and enter the 'Maximum grade' that the assessment will be marked out of.
  7. There may be other settings you will want to change depending on the type of assessment, such as group settings, feedback types, rubrics, marking guides and restricting access. Each of these setting is the same for any standard Assignment and covered in Assignment.
  8. Click the 'Save and return to unit' button.
  9. As with any LEO Assignment you will want to hide the Assignment mark from students until you are ready.

Your students can now embed their videos in the Online Text option when making assignment submissions.

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