Can students upload more than one video when submitting media recordings? Also, when uploading a video from an external program, what type of video file is best to use... .mov .wmv .mp4 ??
If the submission type is set to Media Recording, only one media submission can be turned in. However, a workaround for that is allowing the "File Uploads" submission type. Then students can attach multiple files and file types to their assignment. The only caveat to doing this is that when you want to view submissions, they will not embed on your screen in the Speedgrader. You instead will have to click each file submitted to download and open the videos or media in your external media player. I was a video production teacher, and although it seemed like a nuisance to do this process, it was still worthwhile. I found it helpful to require all students to submit the same video format (such as mp4).
Canvas allows students to submit any file type, but you need to make sure you can open up the file types they submit using a media player. If you have them submit the media from an external program, I definitely recommend having the students render the videos and turn them into mp4 or wav files before they submit them to you. Those are some of the most commonly recognized video file formats for computer media players. It really depends upon which media players you have installed when you plan to watch their video submissions. Quicktime is one player that will recognize both mp4 and wav.
Good luck! I love that you are incorporating student videos in Canvas!
Fantastic, exactly what I wanted to know, thank you Erin!
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