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How to set up Moodle to accept videos and audio files for assessment

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This article explains how to easily set up a Moodle assessment to allow videos or other multimedia files to be assessed. It is aimed at Trinity Laban Tutors/Course Leaders.

This content relates to both Faculties This content relates to both Faculties

Considerations

Things to consider

  • Students should only have to upload 1 file (if you require a portfolio of work to be assessed, you should explore other options).
  • The total length of the recording should be no longer than 20-25 minutes, otherwise the uploaded file size might take a very long time to upload and process.
  • If an assessment consists of a recording AND a supporting document, we would strongly recommend setting up 2 separate assessments – one with just the “Video/Audio Submission” submission type, and the other with “File Submission“. Students will then have to upload the correct file into the correct assessment.

Setting up the Moodle Assessment

Select Assessment from the Moodle list
Select Assessment from the Moodle list

1. Log in to Moodle as you normally would, and locate the course page where you’d like to add an assessment. In the section where you’d like the assessment to appear, click the “Add an activity or resource“. Select “Assessment” from the list.

2. Enter the details of the assessment (ie, an assessment name, description, dates, etc) and scroll down the page until you’ve reached the “Submissions types” section.

 

Submission types for ONLY video/audio submission
Submission types for ONLY video/audio submission

3a. If you’d like students to ONLY submit a video or audio file, please deselect the “File submission” checkbox, and select only the “Video/Audio Submission” checkbox.

 

 

 

3b. If you’d like students to submit a piece of writing along with a video or audio file, we would strongly recommend setting up 2 separate assessments – one with just the “Video/Audio Submission” submission type, and the other with “File Submission“. Students will then have to upload the correct file into the correct assessment

 

 

4. Click one of the “Save” buttons at the bottom of the page, and your assessment is now ready to receive audio/visual submissions.

 

How it looks for students

Video/Audio only

Video or audio only submission form for students
Video or audio only submission form for students

 

If you’ve selected Video/Audio only submission, students will only be able to upload 1 video or audio recording. If they try to upload others, it will overwrite the existing submission.

Video/Audio file and written submission

Video or audio and written submission form for students
Video or audio and written submission form for students

 

If you’ve selected Video/Audio only submission, students will only be able to upload 1 video or audio recording. If they try to upload others, it will overwrite the existing submission. They will also have access to a a file uploader, which will be limited to a maximum file size and maximum number of files that can be set on the Assessment settings page.

Updated on 19th August 2020

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