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jmerriam
Community Contributor

Student video submissions

I teach public speaking (now online), and will have students submit videos of their speeches. With Canvas' limit of 500MB, I think I'll have to use an external tool like YouTube, since a 6-minute speech will be more than 500MB. (Right??)

Does anyone know of a step-by-step guide for them on how to upload their videos to YouTube, then embed that onto a Canvas assignment? I know saw some discussions of this a few days ago, but of course now can’t find anything on Canvas, Canvas Community, Google, or anywhere else.

 

Also--and this is a bit complicated—I want to have other students in the class do an evaluation of their fellow students’ videos, and then have both me and the speaker be able to look at those comments. (I’ve created a .pdf form for student comments.) However…I’d like each speech to be evaluated by small groups of other students (maybe 4 or 5) rather than have the whole class evaluate everyone else’s speech. (In other words, Jane Doe would get comments from 5 students, Bill Doe would get comments from 5 different students, and so on until everyone’s been evaluated by 5 students.)  I can’t for the life of me figure out how to accomplish this on Canvas!

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awilliams
Community Champion

Hi  @jmerriam . Using an external tool is fine, but if students are uploading files to a graded assignment, the file size will not count against their user quota so you may not need to worry about that. For getting other students to review each other's work, I would recommend manually assigning peer reviewers to the submission, How do I manually assign peer reviews for an assignment? Give that a shot and let us know if you still have any questions!

awilliams
Community Champion

Oh, and if you do choose to go the YouTube route, students should only need to paste the link to their YouTube video.

jmerriam
Community Contributor

Oh, wow, Adam…it would have been nice to have that file-size issue mentioned in Canvas! (The only thing I’ve seen is that 500MB limit.) I’ll double-check the “manually assign peer reviews” section again…I’ve read it over several times, but couldn’t figure a way to make it work. I’ll let you know for sure!

Thanks again!

Joan