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Submitting a video assignment

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For: StudentApplication: Assignments , QMplus , QMplus Media

Your lecturer may expect you to submit a video as a piece of assessed coursework. To do this you will first have to upload your video file and ensure it processes successfully and then submit your video for assessment through an assignment point in your module area on QMplus.

This guide shows you how to carry out the second part of this process, submitting your video an assignment link on QMplus. If you have not carried out the first part of this process, uploading your video file and ensuring it processes successfully you should see our Uploading a video to your My Media area on QMplus guide.

Submitting your video as an assignment

  1. Click on the assignment link video assignment icon and link name
  2. Click ‘add submission’
  3. Click on the QMplus Media icon:
  4. Select the video which you’ve uploaded to your ‘My Media’ area and the size:
  5. If you are sure you want to wish to submit this video, click the button which reads ‘yes, please’ (Please note, your video will be submitted as a draft and still requires you to confirm submission)
  6. In the following window, click on the ‘Embed’ button, to the bottom left of the screen
  7. In the previous assignment window, click ‘save changes’
  8. Your draft submission will now be displayed, like this example below:
  9. You can now finalise your submission, via the ‘Submit Assignment’ button below (or can select another video via ‘Edit Submission’ should you wish)

Things to be aware of with video assignments

Leave yourself enough time!

Submitting a video assignment is likely to take much longer than submitting a Word document. Video files can be very large and can take a long time to upload, especially if you are not using a computer on campus. As a rough guide, it would take around 2 and a half minutes to upload a 100MB file on a standard broadband connection (with an upload speed of 6Mbps). It will take around 30 minutes to upload a 1GB file.

Also, once your file has been uploaded, it has to be processed…it’s exactly the same thing that happens when you upload a video to YouTube…it takes a little time before the file is processed and ready to view.

So, check how large your video file is and plan accordingly. Do not try to submit 5 minutes before your deadline…you are highly likely to end up submitting late!

Upload your video first and ensure it processes successfully

Although it is possible to upload your video file and submit it at the same time, we strongly recommend that you upload the file first and check that it processes successfully before you submit it.

Again, leave yourself plenty of time!

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Produced by the the E-Learning Unit at Queen Mary University of London.
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