The shift to online learning has brought about a sea change in the way classes are conducted. A number of schools are resorting to Learning Management System software, or LMS in short, to manage classes.
How teachers use LMS
Teachers conduct classes online by uploading reading material, assignments, etc. to an LMS. Schoology is among the popular LMSs used by schools today.
While some teaching is done live over videoconference, teachers are also recording video content. The video content can range from entire lectures lasting 30-40 minutes to short tutorials 1-2 minutes long. In this article we show some simple techniques to post videos to Schoology.
Posting video links
The simplest option to post a video is to copy and paste the video link to Schoology. When students click on the video, they are taken to a different website to view it.
There are two alternatives to pasting a link.
You can upload video files directly to Schoology, but there’s a limit of 100MB per file. The drawback of this approach is that only about 10 minutes of video can fit in 100MB.
- To upload a video to any class material, click Insert Content and select Image/Media.
2. Click Attach File and select a video file on your computer. After this step the video file will get uploaded to Schoology.
For videos longer than 10 minutes, there is an alternative approach – you can embed the video in the material.
2. Embed video
To embed a video, we first have to copy special embed code from the video webpage. We show below how to get the embed code for videos from Outklip and Youtube.
a. Get an Outklip embed code
- Open the webpage for the Outklip video. Click the Share button.
2. Click Embed.
3. Click the copy icon to copy the embed code.
b. Get a YouTube embed code
- Open the YouTube video. Click the Share button.
2. Click Embed.
3. Click COPY to copy the YouTube video embed code.
3. Paste embed code
Paste the embed code into the Link/Embed box in Schoology.
The embedded video appears in Schoology. The video can be played right here in Schoology without needing to click a link.
One thing to keep in mind is that the embed video is played from the original source — Outklip or YouTube. Make sure to not delete the original video, otherwise the embed will cease to work.
As we’ve seen, video embeds are fast to set up. Embedding videos improves the viewing experience by enabling students to view videos in Schoology.