Uploading videos to PlayPosit 3.0

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • This article only applies to Pro users and certain Institutional license holders who are part of a license that includes direct video upload.
  • The PlayPosit 3.0 video recorder only works for users on the Chrome browser, but users should be able to upload video from any browser. If you're using Chrome and are somehow unable to use the recorder, please make sure you've enabled audio and video recording.

In this article

  1. HLS Video Recording, Hosting and Streaming Solution
  2. Pro license
  3. Institutional license

HLS Video Recording, Hosting and Streaming Solution

With PlayPosit 3.0, the PlayPosit Team introduced a new HLS video recorder and uploader that allows Pro and Institutional users to:

  • record their webcam or record their screen.
  • upload mp4, mov, webm, flv, avi, mkv, and many more file types.
  • leverage adaptive bitrate playback (smooth-streaming) such that video files will play without interruption on poor-, medium-, and high-bandwidth internet connections.

Only institutional partners who have opted to add this premium video hosting package or pro-users will have access to HLS.

Pro license

The Pro license includes 100 minutes of direct video upload per year. When Pro users exceed that 100-minute limit, they will be charged per additional minute of video uploaded. Click here for more information.

How to upload videos to PlayPosit

Pro users have two places in the Designer in which they can upload videos to PlayPosit:

  • As a video segment
  • As rich text within an interaction

Pro users will see the option to Record and Upload Video when they select a video source within the Designer

Pro users will also see the option to upload video to any interaction that supports rich text (i.e. free-response and discussion forums) by using the rich text editor. 

Please note that students may also have the ability to upload video as responses to those same interactions using the rich text editor, and their uploaded videos will also count against their teacher's quota

How to record videos with PlayPosit

Please note that recording on iPad is not currently supported at this time.

  1. Open the Video Segments tab in the designer.
  2. Click the Add Video button.
  3. Click the Record button.
  4. Click the Record button.
  5. In the window that pops up, select the recording source you wish to use.
    • Selecting Webcam indicates that you wish to record video using your computer's webcam, and you may need to grant access from your browser in order to use it.
    • Selecting Screen indicates that you wish to create a screen recording. You can select from your Entire Screen, Application Window or Chrome Tab in the tabs that are presented. Once you select a source, click Share.
  6. After selecting your recording source, click the Record icon.
  7. After clicking the record icon, a webcam or screen recording will begin. You can check how long your recording has been running by looking at the time code beneath the record icon.
  8. When you are done recording your new video, click the recording icon to stop the recording. You will be presented with a preview of the recording you just made. If you wish to keep the recording, click the green arrow icon to upload the video clip. If you need to re-record click the trash icon.
  9. After clicking the green arrow icon, your video upload will begin. 
  10. Note: Depending on the length of your screen recording this may take a considerable amount of time. We recommend being on a strong internet connection to assist with your upload speed.

  11. Once the upload is complete you will be shown a Success message and your video will be added to the Video Segments stepper of your bulb.
  12. Click the Done button to add the screen recording to your bulb.

How to download a copy of the recording

Once you finish recording, select the triple dots from the preview screen. 

Select Download. This will save a copy of the recording to your computer.

How much video have you uploaded?

Pro instructors can always check their User Profile to see how much video they have uploaded for the year.

Institutional license

If an institution has opted for the HLS video uploader, then its license may include a set number of minutes of direct video upload per year. Admins for institutional licenses should contact their account manager to discuss overages.

How to upload videos to PlayPosit

Institutional instructors have two places in the Designer in which they can record or upload videos to PlayPosit:

  • As a video segment
  • As rich text within an interaction

In addition, admins can use their admin dashboard to upload videos directly to their institution's media library (only available with the HLS video uploader):

  1. Click the Admin icon in the left sidebar.
  2. Select the Media Library tab.
  3. Click Upload Video, and then drag and drop the video into the dialog.
  4. The video uploader will automatically build the video into a bulb, and the instructor will be prompted to change the title, thumbnail, and other settings prior to closing the dialog.

How to record videos with PlayPosit

Please note that recording on iPad is not currently supported at this time.

  1. Open the Video Segments tab in the designer.
  2. Click the Add Video button.
  3. Click the Record button.
  4. Click the Record button.
  5. In the window that pops up, select the recording source you wish to use.
    • Selecting Webcam indicates that you wish to record video using your computer's webcam, and you may need to grant access from your browser in order to use it.
    • Selecting Screen indicates that you wish to create a screen recording. You can select from your Entire Screen, Application Window or Chrome Tab in the tabs that are presented. Once you select a source, click Share.
  6. After selecting your recording source, click the Record icon.
  7. After clicking the record icon, a webcam or screen recording will begin. You can check how long your recording has been running by looking at the time code beneath the record icon.
  8. When you are done recording your new video, click the recording icon to stop the recording. You will be presented with a preview of the recording you just made. If you wish to keep the recording, click the green arrow icon to upload the video clip. If you need to re-record click the trash icon.
  9. After clicking the green arrow icon, your video upload will begin. 
  10. Note: Depending on the length of your screen recording this may take a considerable amount of time. We recommend being on a strong internet connection to assist with your upload speed.

  11. Once the upload is complete you will be shown a Success message and your video will be added to the Video Segments stepper of your bulb.
  12. Click the Done button to add the screen recording to your bulb.

How to download a copy of the recording

Once you finish recording, select the triple dots from the preview screen. 

Select Download. This will save a copy of the recording to your computer.

How much video has your institution uploaded?

This is only applicable to institutions whose licenses include the HLS video uploading service. Admins will be able to see how much video has been uploaded in three places:

  • They can click on their User Profile.
  • Whenever they upload videos, whether through the Designer or the Admin Dash.
  • Whenever they look at the Admin Snapshot tab of the Admin Dash.

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