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 Chrome, the new Edge browser, or Safari (14.0.2 or above) for desktop, but users should be able to upload video from any browser. If you're using Chrome, Edge, or Safari, 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

PlayPosit has 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 a video uploading option. Video uploading is charged per minute with unlimited storage. Click here for more information on pricing. To enable video uploading, please email help@playposit.org.

How to upload videos to PlayPosit

Pro users have two places in the Designer where videos can be uploaded to PlayPosit:

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

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

From the designer, select Upload video in the Video Segment tab and click My Device

After the video has been fully uploaded, an alert banner will be displayed, saying “Your video is fully uploaded It is now transcoding. If you leave this page, you will be able to find the transcoding video in My Videos”. 

The page can now be refreshed while the video is transcoding, if desired.

After the designer has reloaded, select  My Videos. The first entry will be the video that was just uploaded. If the video is still transcoding, an arrow icon will be shown next to the video’s title, and the subtext below the video title will say “This video is still transcoding. Please try again later.” 

Clicking on the video before the video has fully transcoded will cause a toast message to appear in the upper right corner of the screen with the current progress of the upload (0 to 100%). 

How to record videos with PlayPosit

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

  1. Under the Video Segments tab in the designer, click Add Video
  2. Select Record
  3. Click Record.
  4. In the window that pops up, choose a recording option; Screencast or Camera
    • Camera - record video using the computer's webcam. Please note access may need to be granted from the browser to allow the camera to turn on. Click here for directions on how to grant access.
    • Screencast - create a screen recording. Choose the following options; Entire Screen, Application Window or Chrome Tab in the tabs that are presented. Once the source is selected, click Share
  5. Click the Record icon. 
  6. Once the record icon is clicked, a webcam or screen recording will begin. View how long the recording has been running by looking at the time code beneath the record icon. 
  7. When finished recording, click the recording icon to stop the recording. A preview of the recording will be available. To keep the recording, click the checkmark icon to upload the video clip. 
  8. After the video has been fully uploaded, an alert banner will be displayed, that says “Your video is fully uploaded It is now transcoding. If you leave this page, you will be able to find the transcoding video in My Videos”. 
  9. Note: Depending on the length of the screen recording this may take a considerable amount of time. We recommend being on a strong internet connection to assist with your upload speed.

  10. After the designer has reloaded, select My Videos. The first entry will be the video that was just uploaded. If the video is still transcoding, an arrow icon will be shown next to the video’s title, and the subtext below the video title will say “This video is still transcoding. Please try again later.” 
  11. Clicking on the video before the video has fully transcoded will cause a toast message to appear in the upper right corner of the screen with the current progress of the upload (0 to 100%). 

How to download a copy of the recording

Once the recording is complete, 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 the HLS video uploader, the license will include a set number of minutes for 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

From the designer, select  Upload video in the Video Segment tab and click My Device

After the video has been fully uploaded, an alert banner will be displayed, that says “Your video is fully uploaded It is now transcoding. If you leave this page, you will be able to find the transcoding video in My Videos”. 

The page can now be refreshed while the video is transcoding, if desired.

After the designer has reloaded, select  My Videos. The first entry will be the video that was just uploaded. If the video is still transcoding, an arrow icon will be shown next to the video’s title, and the subtext below the video title will say “This video is still transcoding. Please try again later.” 

Clicking on the video before the video has fully transcoded will cause a toast message to appear in the upper right corner of the screen with the current progress of the upload (0 to 100%). 

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. Under the Video Segments tab in the designer, click Add Video
  2. Select Record.
  3. Click Record.
  4. In the window that pops up, choose a recording option; Screencast or Camera.  
    • Camera - record video using the computer's webcam. Please note access may need to be granted from the browser to allow the camera to turn on. Click here for directions on how to grant access.
    • Screencast - create a screen recording. Choose the following options; Entire Screen, Application Window or Chrome Tab in the tabs that are presented. Once the source is selected, click Share. 
  5. Click the Record icon. 
  6. Once the record icon is clicked, a webcam or screen recording will begin. View how long the recording has been running by looking at the time code beneath the record icon. 
  7. When finished recording, click the recording icon to stop the recording. A preview of the recording will be available. To keep the recording, click the checkmark icon to upload the video clip. 
  8. After the video has been fully uploaded, an alert banner will be displayed, that says “Your video is fully uploaded It is now transcoding. If you leave this page, you will be able to find the transcoding video in My Videos”. 
  9. Note: Depending on the length of the screen recording this may take a considerable amount of time. We recommend being on a strong internet connection to assist with your upload speed.
  10. After the designer has reloaded, select My Videos. The first entry will be the video that was just uploaded. If the video is still transcoding, an arrow icon will be shown next to the video’s title, and the subtext below the video title will say “This video is still transcoding. Please try again later.” 
  11. Clicking on the video before the video has fully transcoded will cause a toast message to appear in the upper right corner of the screen with the current progress of the upload (0 to 100%). 

How much video has your institution uploaded?

This is only applicable to institutions whose licenses include the HLS video uploading service. Admins can view how much video has been uploaded in two places:

  • When uploading a video through the Designer or the Admin Dash

  • When viewing the Admin Snapshot tab of the Admin Dash.

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