The individual video activity allows you to submit a video of your presentation delivery and then you can synchronize visual aids like PowerPoint slides to your video. Your video presentation will then be displayed in side-by-side windows with your video on the left and your visual aids on the right. This activity also includes a powerful feedback feature called SyncCommentsTM which allows viewers to add time stamped comments as they view your video.
You have the option to record your video separately with an external video camera and then upload the video file to YouSeeU or you can record your video using your webcam and microphone and upload it directly to YouSeeU.
You’ll use image files for your visual aids. For example, your PowerPoint slide set can be saved as JPEG images, or you can use a chart or graph made in Excel that is also saved as an image file.
Submitting a Previously Recorded Video
If you would like to submit a video you have previously recorded, you can click Select video if the video is on your computer, Import From library if your video is in your YouSeeU video library, or Transfer if your video is in a cloud based storage such as One Drive, Google Drive, or Dropbox. If you select Import From Library, you will be shown your library and be able to select one of your videos.
If you select Select video, it will bring you to our video uploader. Here you will be able to navigate to your video by clicking Select file. After selecting the file from your computer, you will return to the uploader and can click Begin Upload. Note the file type and file size restrictions shown on the window. Once you begin your upload you will see the progress of your upload as well as your upload speed and projected time remaining.
When your file has been uploaded, you will receive a confirmation window. If you are transferring your video from your library, it will be available for viewing immediately, but if you uploaded a new video, you will be able to view it once it has processed. Be sure to check back to ensure it processed and submitted successfully.
Recording a Video in YouSeeU
If you want to record a new video directly into YouSeeU using your webcam and microphone, click Select/Record Video, and then click Record Video.
After allowing your browser permission to use your webcam and microphone, make sure the correct ones are selected from the drop down menus below the video. You will be able to see the audio level next to the menu to ensure your microphone is working.
When you are ready to record, press Record, record your video, and press Stop when finished. You may review your video before submitting.
Adding Visual Aids
Depending on your instructor's settings, you may have the option to add visual aides. Before you add a video, check the box next to I will add slides/visual aides.
Once your video has finished processing, you will be able to add slides to you video. If you forgot to check the box prior to adding your video or changed your mind, don’t worry! You can still add slides. For more detail on adding visual aids to a video, click here.