Usually associated with online courses, videos often constitute a significant portion of the content for an online course. This page helps you with the video uploading process.
Note: For NovoEd hosted videos, and you can upload MP4 files of 750 MB’s or fewer. We also allow for the delivery of recorded lectures through video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. For the latter sites, NovoEd does not collect video viewing and completion statistics, which is something you may want to keep in mind in your decision.
When uploading lectures, you can request captions and transcripts which NovoEd provides through our captioning service within 5 business days. You can also upload pre-existing captions, transcripts, and slides for each video segment. Note that including the transcript or adding closed captioning to the video is necessary to make the educational content accessible to students with disabilities, which is required under various laws and regulations and is enforced by several institutions.
In-Video Quizzes: You may also embed a quiz in your lecture to provide students with immediate feedback on their comprehension of the presented concept. In-Video quizzes are most effective when they follow the explanation of a specific concept or a discrete segment of knowledge. These quizzes can be of assessment or practice type.
- How to upload content videos
- How to upload or replace caption files
- How to change the video thumbnail image
Things To Check
- Is there a short promo video included for the flyer page?
- Is there a clear title for the video?
- Will the videos have captions? (This is an accessibility standard)
Pedagogical Foundations Tips and Ideas
Students benefit from being able to view lectures in short (5-15 minute) segments, organized around a specific topic, which allows them to synthesize material more easily and to go back and review key concepts more efficiently
For some useful tips for shooting your online videos, have a look at our Tips & Resources article.
Things To Check
- Are the video topics aligned either to the course objective or course content?
- Are the videos a reasonable length?