As a consequence of the unusual circumstances in which we find ourselves for the Summer 2020 exam season, it may be that you are considering setting an assignment for your students that involves video. This is often a good way to gauge students’ engagement with the content, and provides a useful method of assessing presentation skills.
However, video files are usually quite large and may place a strain on Blackboard if you ask students to upload their videos directly to the assignment inbox. Our colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities have come up with a method whereby students can upload their videos to the University’s Video Portal, and paste the generated link into Blackboard. This will enable you to view the videos in the Blackboard assignment tool, without placing a strain on Blackboard’s servers.
Details of this two-stage method of submitting video files are in this document, which you can reference in your instructions to students: How to submit video assignments in Blackboard using the Video Portal