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Assignment Assistance for Presentations (Student)

Has your instructor given you an assignment which involves creating a presentation and sharing that presentation through video?

The following instructions can help you work through that process.

In most cases you will use MU Video CaptureSpace to record and share your finished presentation. MU Video CaptureSpace is an application you can download from MU Video, and it is available for both Windows and Mac computers.

How should I create my presentation?

Check the assignment instructions provided to you by your instructor. Those may specify which tool you should use to create the presentation. Tools like Powerpoint and Prezi are common choices.

Or, in some courses or for some assignments, your instructor may leave the choice of tool up to you.

New MU Video Option below.

(Option allows for full screen capture of your presentation while also capturing your video and audio at the same time)

PDF Version on MU video presentation and lecture capture.

Do not record your narration of your presentation into PowerPoint itself. Instead narrate your presentation later, as you use MU Video CaptureSpace to record it.

 Why?

CaptureSpace only records the audio that your computer's microphone "hears". PowerPoint will play any audio in your presentation, including any narration you have recorded into the presentation, out through your computer's speakers, not directly into CaptureSpace. Your computer's microphone may "hear" some sound playing from your computer's speakers, but if it does, the sound it hears, and CaptureSpace records, will probably quiet and difficult to understand.

How do I use MU Video CaptureSpace to record and share my presentation?

Installing MU Video CaptureSpace

 See the steps for installing MU Video CaptureSpace


Installing MU Video CaptureSpace

Getting the Installer

These instructions assume you have already logged in to D2L.

  1. In the navigation bar, click or tap: Resource.
  2. In the menu that opens, click or tap: My Media
  3. In the My Media window that opens, click or tap the Add New button.
  4. In the menu that opens, click or tap: CaptureSpace
  5. Click or tap the button appropriate to your computer, either:
    • Download for Windows
    • Download for Mac
  6. Save the CaptureSpace installer to a spot on your computer where you will be able to locate the installer again.
  1. Go to MU Video: https://millersville.mediaspace.kaltura.com/
  2. In the upper right corner of the page, click or tap: GUEST
  3. In the menu that opens, click or tap: Login
  4. Log in using the same Millersville username and password you use for your Millersville email.
  5. Click or tap: + ADD NEW.
  6. In the menu that opens, click or tap: CaptureSpace
  7. Click or tap the button appropriate to your computer, either:
    • Download for Windows
    • Download for Mac
  8. Save the CaptureSpace installer to a spot on your computer where you will be able to locate the installer again.

Running the Installer

  1. Locate the CaptureSpace installer you downloaded. The installer file will have a name similar to: Kaltura.CaptureSpace.Desktop.Recorder_1.2.msi
  2. Double-click the installer to run it.
  1. Locate the CaptureSpace installer you downloaded. The installer file will have a name similar to: Kaltura.CaptureSpace.Desktop.Recorder_1.2.dmg
  2. Double-click the installer to expand its disk image.
  3. Click-and-drag the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder app from the disk image window to your Mac's Applications folder.
  4. If your computer asks you for an administrator's username and password, enter those.
  5. Run the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder app from your Mac's Applications folder.

Using MU Video CaptureSpace

If you are simply recording yourself narrating a PowerPoint you should use the full screen + microphone recording function within MU Video CaptureSpace.

Just start a full screen recording and begin a full screen presentation with PowerPoint (or whatever tool you wish to use).

Click on "Screen Recording" below for more information.


 Using MU Video CaptureSpace


Using MU Video CaptureSpace
 Screen Recording

 To record your whole screen

 Press "Record" when you are ready to record.

 To record a partial area of your screen

If you want to record a partial area of your screen make sure that the "Select Area" radio button is selected

Click on the "Select Area" button on the bottom of screen and select the area you wish to record. As soon as this area is selected the recording will start.

  1. When you are done recording click the MU Video CaptureSpace icon on the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on "Done"
  3. You will then be presented with a preview of your recorded content. Click on "Done" when you are done previewing / editing the recording
  4. Click on "Upload" to upload your recording to MU Video
    • It can take a few minutes for your media to be available online. If you do not see it in "My Media" check back later.

Submitting Your Recorded Presentation

Again, check the assignment instructions provided to you by your instructor.

 Submitting from MU Video to an assignment folder

Submitting from MU Video to assignments

I have my work in MU Video, but assignments wants me to upload a file. What can I do?

First, double-check the instructions for your assignment. Course instructors know MU Video doesn't fit with assignment's need for a file upload, so most course instructors provide details on how they would like you to submit items from MU Video.

If you've double-checked your course, and you still cannot find information on how you should submit your MU Video media, ask your course instructor.

Most often though, course instructors want you to:

  1. in the comments area of the submission either:
    • embed your MU Video item using Insert Stuff
    • link to your MU Video item
  2. upload a dummy file just to satisfy the assignments tool

Embedding from MU Video and Uploading a Dummy File

I. Preparing a Dummy File

Use Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, another word processor, or text editor to create and save an empty document. Or, optionally, include in your document information such as:

  • a link to your online assignment
  • text explaining that you've placed a link to, or an embed of, your assignment in the comments box

Just putting a link to your MU Video item in your dummy file is not sufficient though. You will also need to embed or link your media item in comments. For that, continue on below.

II. Embedding or Linking Your MU Video Item

Most instructors prefer or even require that you embed, not link, your MU Video media. Please carefully check the instructions in your course.

Embedding Your MU Video Item
  1. Click on "Assessment" in the navigation bar.
  2. Select "Assignments" from the menu that opens.
  3. In the list of assignments folders, locate the name of the folder to which you wish to submit your work.
  4. Click the name of the assignments folder.
  5. On the Submit Files page:
    1. Scroll down to the Comments box.
    2. Embed your MU Video item using Insert Stuff:
      1. Click the Insert Stuff () button.

         Don't see the Insert Stuff button?

        Please access assignments from the Assessment menu in the navbar.

        The Insert Stuff button does not appear in the Comments box if you access an assignments folder from within the content tool.

      2. In the Insert Stuff window that opens:
        1. In the left-hand column, click "My Media (MU Video)".
        2. Locate your MU Video item by scrolling through your list of media or using the "Search Media" box.
        3. Click the Select button for your MU Video item.
        4. If D2L shows a "We blocked this for you" message:
          1. Check the "Always trust this URL" box.
          2. Click the Allow button.
        5. Click the "Insert" button.
Linking to Your MU Video Item
  1. Click on "Assessment" in the navigation bar.
  2. Select "Assignments" from the menu that opens.
  3. In the list of assignments folders, locate the name of the folder to which you wish to submit your work.
  4. Click the name of the assignments folder.
  5. On the Submit Files page:
    1. Scroll down to the Comments box.
    2. Link to your MU Video item:
      1. Paste the web address (e.g. https://millersville.mediaspace.kaltura.com/...) for your MU Video item.

III. Uploading the Dummy File

See the "Your computer" section of: Submitting assignments

 

If you are doing this project with a partner, and they need to submit an assignment as well, there are some additional steps that must be taken. You must publish the video as "Unlisted" and then share the link with your partner.

 Publishing and Sharing a link with a partner
 Publishing a video as "Unlisted"
MU Video - Quick Guide - Publishing
MU Video Quick Guide: Publishing

NOTE: You cannot publish to Categories and Channels while accessing My Media from inside D2L. You may ONLY publish to Course Media Galleries from inside D2L. 

  1. Select the Media you wish to publish
  2. Click on the publish button
  3. You may be prompted to fill in Description and tag fields in order to publish media. After editing, begin at step 1 above
 Sharing an unlisted link

MU Video - Quick Guide - Sharing a link
MU Video Quick Guide: Sharing a link

Links shared through this method will only be accessible if your video has been set to "Unlisted" or "Published" in an appropriate category. Please see the MU Video - Quick Guide - Publishing for more information.

 

  1. Login to MU Video and go to "My Media"
  2. Select the Media you wish to publish by clicking on the preview
  3. Click on Share
  4. The link to the video will then be displayed and can be copied and shared.

 Submitting from MU Video to a discussion

MU Video in D2L for Students

Embed Media from MU Video into a Discussion Post using Insert Stuff

  1. Go to the correct Discussion in your course.
  2. Click "Start A New Thread" or "Reply" to open the text editor
  3. Your list of previously added Media appears by default. You could choose a different source from the Insert Stuff Menu at this point.
  4. Select the media you want to embed in the Discussion post, or click on "Add New" to upload a video that is on your computer.
  5. Click
  6. Click
  7. Click to publish your Discussion post.
 


 

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