Friday, 9 December 2011

Guidance on Sharing Student Videos


At UWCSEA there will be opportunities where you want to share videos that students in your class have created. As a school we need to think carefully about the intended audience of any video creations and also the content of the video that is shared. These requirements will determine how we share student’s digital work with other students, parents, the wider UWCSEA community and also the general public.



We are in the process of reviewing all the options for sharing video and looking at a long term approach to using public video sharing sites like YouTube, but generally speaking at the moment (Dec 2011) YouTube should not be used by staff for sharing video. The exception to this is for official videos put out by the Communications Department. Alternative methods for sharing video are provided below. Some of the reasons for not using YouTube are provided at the end of this document.



ScenariosSharing ideas
A student’s personal video reflection.
  • Students can upload a video to their personal school Picasa Account and embed this into Mahara.
  • Uploaded as a video file and shared through Google Docs.
A student’s video for a formal assessment
  • A personal video could be submitted through Studywiz as an assignment to the teacher.
Student’s personal video for peer assessments
  • Uploaded to a Studywiz Gallery so that other students could comment.
  • Uploaded to a class Picasa Online Album so that others can comment. Linked from Picasa Album into a private class blog.
Student’s video is shared with parents.
  • Could upload video to a Picasa Album, and then share a private link via email to parents.
Sharing student work with the UWCSEA community or publicising College events
  • Some video that are intended for the general public should be embedded within our school website - you can email the Communications Department to discuss how to share the video. Need to check with students and maybe parents informing them on how a video is being shared.
Sharing student work to the general public
  • Generally student work should not be shared on public forums such as YouTube. We can look at sharing videos for a public guidance through our school Vimeo video account.


Basics of Sharing Video.

Generally you will want to share student work with members of the class and treat the group as a private audience. The easiest way to achieve this is to use a staff Google Account and your online Picasa Album. You can upload any video straight from your iPhoto album on your laptop to your Picasa album. This album is linked to your GApps account. Once you have published the video you can then set the privacy settings and share with students in your class. Here is a short tutorial on sharing video.


Some Issues with YouTube

  • Lack of control on comments on videos - many, many comments are inappropriate.
  • Links to to inappropriate videos - one or two clicks will get you to inappropriate videos regardless of where you start.
  • Lack of general control - we cannot control access or effectively remove videos if necessary
  • We have reasonable alternatives available.