Audio and Video Features: Quick Tips

This article highlights the audio and video recording features available to students in Buzz.

Students can add audio and video to submissions when they see the camera and microphone icons as a feature in their text editor. To use these features, they must use a secure URL, which is one that begins with https://.

Students can record audio and video submissions (e.g., video blogs and podcasts) as activities or as supplemental material to their activities. Student recordings can be up to three minutes long.

CREATING A DROPBOX SUBMISSION

To complete a Dropbox submission, click Show Dropbox when you have the activity open.

You can then submit using one of three options:

  1. Attach a document from your computer.
  2. Use the Choose Google Document feature.
  3. Create an audio or video file from the text editor within the comment box.

 

IMPORTANT: The comment box is not typically the preferred method of submission for an upload/Dropbox activity. However, this is where you can create audio and video submissions.

CREATING AN AUDIO SUBMISSION

To create an audio submission, click the microphone icon within the text editor of the comment box. Within the pop-up menu, make sure the radio button for Record is selected. Next, click the blue Record button.

IMPORTANT: You might be asked to permit the use of your microphone and/or camera to begin recording. Click Allow to do so.

Your recording will begin, and the countdown will show your remaining recording time. You can stop or cancel the recording at any time.
Once you have completed your recording, you will see the file begin to process.
Once your recording is complete, you will see an audio player preview window. Click OK to add your recording to your Comments field.

CREATING A VIDEO RECORDING

You will follow the same steps to complete a video recording, but you will select the camera icon to begin.

Within the pop-up menu, make sure the radio button for Record is selected. Next, click the blue Record button.

Your preview for a video recording will look slightly different than the audio preview.

NOTE: Buzz maintains a 50MB upload limit per file. When you are uploading video or audio files, make sure they are no more than three minutes in length so your file uploads properly.

SUBMITTING AN AUDIO OR VIDEO FILE

You can submit your audio or video file by clicking Submit.

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