During the curriculum review last Wednesday, I heard many lecturers wanting to share videos with their students through the iFolio. So to help everyone, I come up with this post.
First and foremost, we do not upload the video into the ifolio. Instead we upload the video elsewhere such as YouTube, then share the video via a Web2.0 link on ifolio by embedding it.
- You need a YouTube account. If you have a Google account, then you already have a YouTube account. Just log in using the same username and password.
- Click the “Upload” button on the top right of the screen and you will get screen below.
- You have 3 options, either Public (everyone can search and view), Unlisted (only those with the link can view) or Private (only the video owner can view). As lecturers who wants to share the video only with your students on ifolio, please select “Unlisted”.
- Select the video that you want to upload and click “Open”. Please make sure that your video is only 10 minutes long. Since as new users, you are only allowed to upload a video that long. Once you have verified your account by entering the code sent to your handphone, you can upload longer video files. The longest video that I have uploaded to YouTube was 1 hour 45 minutes long.
- You will get the above requester. Fill up the “Basic Info” about the video as shown above. Once done, click the “Done” button. Leave your computer and browser running on the same page until YouTube finished processing your video.
- You will get the above page when YouTube finished processing your video. Copy the video link (i.e. https://youtu.be/………).
- Now log-in into ifolio using your staff id and eWarga password. Go to the module that you want to share the video with. Usually I share the video at “Tasks” or “Discussions”. In the example below, it is under “Tasks” as an assignment.
- Create “Tasks” the usual way, fill up the boxes as shown above. Then insert the video by clicking on the YouTube icon as circled in red in the the above picture.
- In the next requester, fill up URL that you copied from the YouTube site earlier.
- Once you click “Insert”, you will get the following image. Instead of the video, you will see the flash icon in its place.
- Click on the “Save” button and you will see the video listed on the “Tasks” page, as shown below.
- So now if your students visits the “Tasks” page, your students will see the video, as shown below.
It looks like this;
Congrats! You’re done!