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Submitting an Echo360 Video for your Moodle Assignment
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2019 04:18PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Instructors

Having problems submitting videos?
1) A Moodle Administrator must have installed the Echo360 plugin AND filter for embedding Echo360 videos for Moodle, AND configured the system to allow Students to embed Echo360 videos.
2) In Echo360, the public links option for students must be turned on, so that you have the authority to generate a public link for embedding.   
3) The Student Library must be enabled

If your Instructor has posted an Assignment in Moodle and requested you submit an Echo360 video as a response, use the below instructions to select and submit a video from your content library. You can also upload and submit a video as a single process through the same interface.  You may also be able to create copies of class media to add to your library, or create copies of shared media if that is an appropriate way to get the media you need into your content library.

Once you submit a video for a Moodle assignment, it is locked and cannot be edited or deleted. You can create a copy of the video or download it. An Echo360 Admin can delete the video if necessary.

Helpful Tip: You MAY find the easiest way to create video content is through the Echo360 Mobile Apps. Specifically, the Mobile Apps allow you to Upload a video from your phone or tablet into your content library. If you are not already a Mobile Apps user, you may need to create an Echo360 password to use with them first (Settings icon > Account Settings > Create Password). 

Submitting an Existing Echo360 Video for a Homework Assignment

The below procedure submits a video YOU OWN (it appears in My Content tab of your Echo360 Home page) as a Moodle assignment. You can also upload and submit a video from your local machine or a shared cloud drive if necessary (instructions later on this page). 

To submit an Echo360 video for a Moodle Assignment 

  1. Log in to Moodle as a student then navigate into a course.
  2. Select the assignment you want to submit an Echo360 video response to.
  3. Click the Echo360 button in the Content window as shown below. If it is not visible, click on the down-arrows button to expand the toolbar to show all the available buttons.
    Moodle content window with Echo360 embed button identified for steps as described

    A dialog box appears with the Choose From My Home tab active, listing the videos you own, that appear in the My Content tab of your Echo360 Home page. 
  4. Scroll through the list or use the Search box to search (by title) for the video you want.
  5. Click on the video you want to submit. This expands the row as shown in the below figure.
    Submit Echo360 video window listing library content for steps as described
     
  6. Click Insert as shown above.
    Once inserted, the video itself does NOT show up in the window; the video submission shows up as a link in the content window, as shown below.
    This is normal behavior while you're editing the page.
    Be careful not to modify the link! If you accidentally do so, delete the link and click the Echo360 button again to re-embed the video. 
    Content window with assignment video submission shown as link while editing as described
     
  7. Once your submission is complete, click Save changes.
    Your video is submitted and will appear on the Submission page for the assignment. 
    Student submission with embedded video after saving changes as described

The Instructor will be able to view and grade your submission in the Assignments Submissions page.
 

Uploading a Video to Submit for a Homework Assignment

The steps below are for uploading a video to Echo360 then submitting it through the Echo360 Moodle assignment embedding feature. Most of the procedural steps are identical to submitting an existing Echo360 video, with the exception of being able to upload the video first, then selecting it from your content list. 

To upload and then submit an Echo360 video into a content window

  1. Log in to Moodle as a student then navigate into a course.
  2. Select the assignment you want to submit an Echo360 video response to.
  3. Click the Echo360 button in the Content window as shown below. If it is not visible, click on the down-arrows button to expand the toolbar to show all the available buttons.
    Moodle content window with Echo360 embed button identified for steps as described
     
  4. From the media selection dialog box that appears, select the Upload Existing Media tab, as shown in the below figure.
    Upload media tab for homework submission with Select Media button identified.
     
  5. Click Select Media.
    The dialog box changes to allow you to upload from your local machine (this is the default). 
    Upload media dialog box for uploading media from local device or shared drive for steps as described
     
  6. To select to upload from a shared drive location (such as Dropbox or Google Drive), click the icon on the left that corresponds with the location of the file.
  7. Follow the options to find and select the video to upload to Echo360 for submitting as an assignment response.
  8. Click Upload.
    Once the file is uploaded, you are returned to the media list in the Choose from My Home tab, with the newly uploaded video selected by default, as shown in the below figure. 
    NOTICE that the video may not have a preview thumbnail; this is because the video is still being processed by Echo360. How long this takes is partially dependent on the size of the video
    .
    Uploaded video selected for homework assignment as described
     
  9. Click Insert to submit this video for the assignment.

    Once inserted, the video itself does NOT show up in the window; the video submission shows up as a link in the content window, as shown below.
    This is normal behavior while you're editing the page.
    Be careful not to modify the link! If you accidentally do so, delete the link and click the Echo360 button again to re-embed the video. 
    Content window with assignment video submission shown as link while editing as described
     
  10. Once your submission is complete, click Save changes.

    NOTE: Uploaded videos will need to finish processing before they can be viewed. You should see a notice to this effect in the preview panel, as shown in the below figure. Once the video has processed, both you and the instructor will be able to view it. 
    Student submission with embedded video after saving changes as described

The Instructor will be able to view and grade your submission in the Assignments Submissions page.

REMEMBER: Once a video is submitted for an assignment is locked in Echo360; you cannot edit or delete the video in Echo360. You can make a copy of it if you need an editable version.

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