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Video Assignments

Video Assignments are now possible on Blackboard using Echo360 (Otago Capture)


Instructions for staff

  1. Set up a basic assignment(Not a Turnitin Assignment)
  2. Put a note that students must use the Echo360 Video Library from the Mashups part of the text editor.
  3. Grade the assignments inside Blackboard.

Recordings are stored on Echo360 and as such don’t contribute towards your blackboard quota. These recordings once submitted cannot be edited by the students but they will display in their student library.

These recordings will display inside Blackboard just like a word document assignment file would.  This way you do not need to leave Blackboard to grade the assignments.

Instructions for Students

  1. Log in to Blackboard
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Find your assignment and open it up.
  4. Click on Write Submission.
  5. In the Test box you will see a Mash Ups button with a multi coloured circle click this icon.
    1. If you don’t see this icon you may see two downward facing arrows at the far right of the text box, click these arrows.
  6. Under Mash Ups click Echo360 Recordings – from here you can select any content currently in your Echo360 Library or you can Upload Existing Media from your computer, DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive etc.
  7. Follow the on screen instructions and finally click Insert next to the video you wish to add to your assignment (this will add the video into the Text box).
  8. Add any text you wish to about the video or just click submit.
    1. if you are asked by Blackboard that the submission is blank and you are not submitting anything, click ok.
  9. You should see a copy of the submission with the video there and you should have an email receipt of submission.

More details on the Echo360 support site: