Sharing Videos With Students
Microsoft Stream (Recommended)
Microsoft Stream is recommended for adding captions to videos and sharing them with students. Learn how to upload videos to Microsoft Stream, use the auto-generate caption feature, and integrate the video within your CourseLink site by watching the following video or, if you prefer, follow the step by step instructions laid out in the Linking Stream and CourseLink document.
NEW: Through a joint project between OpenEd and CCS Instructors can now create a Microsoft Security Group which links to a CourseLink Classlist. This means that videos shared through Microsoft Stream can be restricted to students in the class.
Zoom Cloud Recording
Zoom Pro users have access to cloud recording of meetings that are saved in the Zoom Cloud and can be accessed and shared at a later date.
- Integrating Zoom with CourseLink (OpenEd): On page 1 follow the instructions to add Zoom to your CourseLink site. Once added, you should see an option for Cloud Recordings.
- Cloud Recording (Zoom Help Centre): More information on how cloud recording works in Zoom.
Please Note: CourseLink integration is limited to Instructors who have a Zoom Pro account linked with their University of Guelph email and registered with CourseLink Technical Support. Those with personal accounts will need to share videos following the non-integration instructions on page two of the Integrating Zoom with CourseLink document.
Interact Streamer can also be used for students registered with SAS to receive live captions during meetings if needed.
More Options for Hosting Videos
There are other options to host video content on. However, note that CourseLink is not recommended to host video files, but rather can be used to embed externally hosted vidoess within modules or linked directly to external sites.
Microsoft OneDrive is supported by CCS. For more information on using OneDrive to host lecture content, click here.
Note: OneDrive does not offer a closed captioning option on videos.
To learn more, please contact the library directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on what options are available to host videos on, visit OpenEd's website. If you are unsure which option is best for your content, OpenEd has developed a comparison matrix of the available features for each.
You may find that the file size of your video is too large to upload to CourseLink or that it takes too long to download. If this is the case, you may need to compress your video which reduces the file size. We recommend using HandyBrake to compress your video. For instuctions on how to download and use handybrake, click here.