How to get help with LEO
- See the full list of LEO help available from this link.
- Moodle's online documentation for technical information and some pedagogical advice on managing your units.
- LEO Support for telephone or email-based LEO technical support.
- IT Service Desk for help with Lecture Capture (Echo 360) and desktop software (such as Excel or Photoshop).
- Faculties-based help and support.
- eLearning 101 web page for regular interactive webinars on a range of technology enhanced learning topics. The recordings of previous webinars can also be accessed from this link.
- LEO professional development workshops for information on a series of face-to-face workshops before the start of semester one.
- Feedback form or email eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au directly to request a workshop for five or more participants.
- Learning and Teaching website or the Learning and Teaching Contacts page for learning and teaching help that is not directly technology related (such as assessment, curriculum, evaluation or awards).
This guide will step you through how to create a video assessment, where students can upload their video into LEO to be marked. There is a video at the end of this page which visually shows you these steps. There is also a video on how to grade your video assessment.
Videos can be created in a number of different ways: screen capture software, mobile phones, webcams and yes, even video cameras. The steps below assume the student is able to create a video file and have that video file ready to upload into LEO. Video files come in a number of different formats. .mov, .mp4, .wmv and .avi are a few of the standard extensions of video files. How and what type of file is created shouldn't matter, as long as the student can create one.
As part of the assessment description you will want to give some specifics to the students about what type of video to create and how to create it. In the description you can also link to the student guide on how to submit a video assignment, which complements this guide.
Pay attention to what length of video you would like the students to create. A lot can be shown or said in a few short minutes. Aim for quality over quantity.
It is also useful to point out that (unless you're marking cinematography) it is unlikely that the students need to record in full high definition. A lower resolution video will still look good on a small screen.
Long videos and videos in high definition create very large file sizes which can take minutes or in some cases hours to upload.
- Log into LEO, navigate to your unit, turn editing on and click 'Add an activity or resource' in the section where you would like the video assessment to exist.
- Select 'Assignment' for your activity type, then click the 'Add' button.
- Give your assignment a name and description. In the description you can link to the student guide on how to submit a video.
Try being bold. Add a video of yourself in the description field explaining the assessment to the students!
- In the 'Availability' section select the appropriate dates.
- In the 'Submission types' section, tick only the 'Online text' option.
- In the 'Grade' section ensure the grade 'Type' is 'Point' and enter the 'Maximum grade' that the assessment will be marked out of.
- There may be other settings you will want to change depending on the type of assessment, such as group settings, feedback types, rubrics, marking guides and restricting access. Each of these setting is the same for any standard LEO Assignment and is covered in the Assignment guide.
- Click the 'Save and return to unit' button.
- As with any LEO Assignment you will want to hide the Assignment mark from students until you are ready.
That's it. The video assessment should be ready to go.
Page last updated: 2017-06-28
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