Video and audio files can be quite large, so uploading a video or audio project directly into a submission point in StudentCentral will often fail. However, by using the university’s video service mediastream, and the built-in mediastream embedding tool, you can easily submit a video or audio project to your submission point in StudentCentral. This is a two step process. First, uploading your video/audio project to Mediastream. Then using the mediastream tool in StudentCentral to submit it.
First, you have to log in to Mediastream. Go to https://mediastream.brighton.ac.uk
Click on the icon (arrow) at the top left-hand side of the screen.
Log in with your usual university alpha-numeric username and password. (The same that you use for StudentCentral). Then click login.
Now you can see the ‘upload’ button in Mediastream. Click on it to begin.
Click on the Browse button on this window.
My demo student has the video in their OneDrive, so that’s where I’m going to go. You may also have the video somewhere on your computer.
We have to go and find the video file now.
Once we’ve found our video, click on it to highlight it (1) and then click Open (2)
Because it’s living in OneDrive for this example, it must ‘download’ to your computer. It shouldn’t take long.
Once it’s downloaded to the computer, it will begin ‘uploading’ to Mediastream. You will see a green progress bar. Wait until it gets all the way to ‘100%’ and then you’ll see a next button appear.
On this next page, all of the fields have to be filled out. (1) Title of your video, (2) The category should be set to Personal. This keeps your video private only to you, and not the rest of the university! (3) Fill in a brief description of your video. (4) It’s best to ‘tag’ your video with your module-code to make it easier for you to find later. Finally, (5) tick the box that says it’s your video and you ‘own’ it. Then the next button will be available (6) Click Next.
On this next page, you can choose a thumbnail for your video. Do so, and then click next.
Don’t worry about anything on this page. Just ignore it, and click next.
Feel free to log out of Mediastream at this time.
So ends the first step in our process. Next we will proceed to the module area in StudentCentral to actually submit this video for assessment.
Continue to Step 2 below.
Go to your module and then go to the Assessment area in the module.
Make sure you’re submitting to a StudentCentral assignment point, NOT a Turnitin one. The logos look very different. You want to submit to a submission point like the one at which the arrow is pointing.
This may seem strange, but here you must click on the “Write Submission” button.
If you only have one-row on this menu, click on the double-down arrow button to get the entire three-row menu.
Click on the Mashups button.
Choose mediastream as your option.
As you’ve already uploaded your video to Mediastream, choose the search button.
You may need to filter to find your video. Change "All media" to My media and "Category" to Personal.
Your recently uploaded video should now be the top choice (if it wasn’t already). Click on the Select button to select it.
Depending how speedy the internet is, you may see this page for a ‘flash’ or it could take a few seconds
Be patient. Do not close this window. Wait for it to go away on it’s own.
Once the white window has closed, you will see your video embedded in the text area (red line) Do not forget to click on the Submit button to finalise and submit your video.
Once you’ve clicked submit, you will see “Success message” bar appear, with your digital receipt number. This is a successful submission.