Video assignments in Moodle
By Janice Kiugu, on 4 May 2020
To support alternative assessments and in particular the use of Video assignments, a new Moodle plugin that allows for the submission of video/media files is now available. The plugin is accessed within a Moodle assignment and the key additional step in ensuring students can upload video files is to select the option to submit ‘online text’ when setting up an assignment.
In the short term (May until late summer) the Lecturecast (Echo360) video submission plugin will be installed. Following on from that, the aim prior to the start of the 20/21 academic year will be to deploy the Mediacentral video plugin, which will replace the Lecturecast plugin and provide a fuller, richer integration with the UCL media platform – Mediacentral.
The reason the Lecturecast/Echo360 plugin is being installed first is that the Mediacentral plugin is more complex in its integration with Moodle. It requires significantly more testing than the Echo360 plugin and cannot be deployed in time to support the forthcoming assessment period.
A key feature of the Echo360 plugin is that it facilitates the use of the Echo360 mobile application which can be used to:
- record and upload material from portable devices such as tablets and mobile phones.
- view Lecture materials, but only if a user has first accessed the course and recordings via their Moodle course page.
Note: The Echo360 mobile application can only be used by UCL registered email addresses.
Support documentation and guidance is available for staff and students
Video assignment guides
- Lecturecast/Echo360 Moodle video assignment staff guides
- Lecturecast/Echo360 Moodle video assignment student guides