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