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Adding/Publishing a Video to a Class
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2019 12:12PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Instructors

A video can be the recorded capture of a past class or a class from a different section, an instructional video you created and uploaded separate, or any other video that you want to share with students.

Once added, you can make it available or unavailable, or set an availability schedule, allowing the item to be viewed beginning on a certain date and/or for a set period of time.

NOTE: Each class can contain ONE video. The effects of this are as follows:

  • You cannot add videos to future classes created to hold scheduled lecture recordings. The video slot for those classes is reserved for the lecture capture.
  • You can replace an existing video with a new one, but all associated data, analytics, notes, etc., for the original video are removed. The content remains in your library.
  • If you need to provide multiple videos for a particular class, create a new class with the same date or title to contain the video. You can also create a collection then group related classes together in the collection.

To add a video to a class

  1. Navigate to the class list for a section, either by clicking a Course tile on the Echo360 Home page, or via a link in your LMS.
    This opens the class list, as shown below.
    Class list page with pointer to a class to click to enter the classroom as described 
     
  2. If the class does not yet include a video, click the plus icon as shown in the below figure. 
    Class list page with hover over add video icon tooltip showing
     
  3. If the class contains no content yet, select Add video from the menu that appears.
    Class List showing Add video icon with drop-down options for steps as described
     
  4. In the dialog box that appears, you can select to upload a video file or import one that already exists in your content library.
    Add a video dialog box with options for steps as described
     
    • Select Upload a file, then select an existing video file from your local computer or cloud storage location in the Filepicker dialog box. File location options are listed on the left. The file is uploaded and processed and will be made available for viewing once processing is complete.
      Filepicker dialog box for selecting a video to upload with location options on the left as described
       
    • Select Import from your library, then search for and select the video file already resident in your content library to publish to this class. It may be one you uploaded previously or it may be a lecture from a different section.
      Select video from your library dialog box for publishing to a class as described
       

If the video was uploaded, it must be processed before it can be viewed. The icon turns green when it is ready for viewing. 

It may also need to have closed captions applied if video availability to students depends on captioning completion. Transcription of the audio (unless already transcribed) will take at least 30 minutes, but may take longer depending on the length of the video.

Click the video icon in the class list to access options for the video such as:

The below figure shows a video icon selected from the class list, and the described options identified.
Video icon menu for instructor with options identified as described

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