D2L Brightspace: Personalized Learning with Video Notes

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What are Video Notes?

Video notes are a built-in media recording tool in Brightspace.  It makes it easy to personalize the learning experience with short, video-based feedback, comments, and instructions.

  • Engage leaners with a quick video clip using your webcam and embedding directly into course materials.
  • Leave Personalized, video-based feedback for each student’s assignment.
  • Easily record a video note in discussions, course content, quizzes, and more.

Create and insert a video note

  1. In the HTML Editor, click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Video Note.
  3. Click Allow when the Flash player prompts you to allow camera and microphone access.
  4. Click Record and record your video. Click Stop when you finish recording.
  5. You can click Play to preview your video note.
  6. If you want to re-record, click Clear. If you are satisfied with your recording, click Next.
  7. Enter a Title and Description of your video note. Text you provide in these fields become searchable if users have permission to search and insert other people’s video notes.
  8. Click Next.

    NOTE After this step your video note saves to Video Note Search. If you have permission to search and insert video notes, you can reuse this video in the future.

  9. You can preview the video note before you insert it.
  10. Click Insert.

Insert a video note in HTML Editor

  1. In the HTML Editor, click Insert Stuff.
  2. Click Video Note.
  3. Select Upload File or Choose Existing.

If you select Upload File, do the following:

  1. Click Choose File and select the locally saved file you want to upload.
    Note: You can only upload MP4, FLV, F4V, or MOV files that are less than 5.00 MB in size.
  2. Click Next, and enter a title and description.
  3. Click Next, and then Insert.

If you select Choose Existing, do the following:

  1. Select Video Note Search.
  2. Select your desired pre-existing Video Note
  3. Click Add.

Reuse video notes

If you have created previous video notes, and if you have permission to search and insert video notes, you can reuse video notes.

  1. In the HTML Editor click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Video Note Search.
  3. Enter your search terms in the Search Notes field, then click Search. You can also perform a blank search to see all search results.
  4. Select the video you want to insert and click Next.
  5. You can preview the video note before you insert it.
  6. Click Insert.