Before you start planning and filming your video, it’s really important to find out what the submission method is for your assignment, because this might impact how you record and edit your video.
There are two possible ways your topic teaching team may have configured the assignment:
What the submission section looks like
What you need to know
Upload to My Media, then embed link to your video in an online text box
My Media is your private audio and video repository in FLO where you can upload, store and view your media. Only you can view your media, until you embed it in a FLO topic site. Once you've uploaded a media file to My Media you can embed it anywhere on a FLO topic site where the text editor box is available, like an assignment or discussion forum.
All common video formatsare accepted, including those produced on mobile devices.
There's no file size limit; you won’t need to compress your video before submitting it. But, really large media files can take a while to upload to My Media, so please allow plenty of time before the submission deadline to do your upload.
File submission directly to the assignment
Is your video very large or the wrong file type for submission? Use these compression/conversion instructions for Mac and PC.
This method uses the standard file submission tool in FLO.
Accepted file types are generally limited to .mp4, .flv, .mov, .avi
There is likely to be a file size limit on your upload. Check your assignment details, but generally the limit will be between 50 – 200 mb. This means you need to produce quite a low-resolution video, so:
If you’re filming footage on your phone or tablet, don’t film in super high definition – you'll struggle to keep the file size manageable
If you edit your footage in a video editing software, when you export it, configure your settings to minimise the file size
If your video is still larger than the file size limit, you might need to compress it before submitting
Instructions for how to submit using each method are below. If you're looking for more tips and information for creating and editing your video, check out the More on Video Assignments section.
Submit your video
Note that video assignments are not text so they will not produce a text-matching software (Turnitin) originality score or report when you submit them. You may see a message saying your file cannot be text matched. Your topic co-ordinator will be aware of this and will not be expecting a text-matching report.
File submission method
To submit a video file directly into your assignment, just follow our regular Assignment Submission instructions. There are a couple of things to watch out for when submitting a video file, including file size limits and file types, so use our checklistto ensure you submit your video assignments successfully in FLO.
My Media & embed method
Submitting your video assignment via My Media is a 2-step process.
Upload a video from a laptop or desktop computer
Embed the video link in your assignment submission
Upload a video from an Android device (phone or tablet)
Upload a video from an Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad)