Instructors must create a "dropbox" in Ensemble in order for students to submit video or audio files. Click the link below to learn how to create a dropbox:
Ensemble is a private video management system at Viterbo that instructors can use to manage and distribute videos. If the instructor sets up a “dropbox,” Ensemble allows you to submit videos to your instructor’s account. This tutorial shows you how to upload a video to your instructor’s Ensemble account if they have set up a dropbox.
Note: Check with your instructor to verify what video file type you should submit. MP4 files are preferred, however, your instructor may set up the dropbox to accept .mov, .wmv, or .avi files. If you are a Mac user, be sure to include the file extension on your video file name.
Note: Take a screenshot of the confirmation page so you have it in your records.
Also, taking a screenshot is different on Macs and PCs.
-For a Mac, (shift+command+4), the screenshot should appear on your desktop.
-For a PC (Alt+PrtScn), then paste the picture into an image editing program, like Word, so you can save it.
There are multiple reasons for the 20 MB limit, including the following:
The solution? Upload files to another location (that can handle the large file size) and SHARE the files. The following offers some solutions for sharing different types of large files.
Use this option for sharing Microsoft Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc) via a web link vs. uploading directly to Moodle.
1. Log in to OneDrive by going to http://www.office.com
a.Click Sign In
b.Type in your Viterbo email address (1st screen), then click Next
c.Type in your Viterbo ID password (2nd screen), then click Sign In
2. Navigate to OneDrive. Click the OneDrive icon.
3. Click Upload.
4. Select the file you want to share and click Open.
5. Wait for the file to upload. This may take a minute or few if you have a very large file.
6.Once the file is uploaded, click the “three dots” icon.
7. Click the “Only shared with you” hyperlink OR the Share option.
8. Click Get a Link.
9. Select to Create Link for “View Only” (others can view but not edit your file) or “Edit” (others can view and edit your file).
10. Copy the link.
11. Test the link in a separate browser to see how it looks to your audience.
12. Share the link with others:
a. Via email
b. Pasting in Moodle
Use this option for sharing video files (or PowerPoint files “Saved as…” video files)
If the file you want to share is already a video:
Using the Ensemble dropbox link from your instructor, complete the form and upload your file.
Note: .mp4 files work best! (good to know if you have difficulties with a .wmv or .mov file)
If the file you want to share is currently a PowerPoint (2010 or newer) file
After the file is saved as a video, use the Ensemble dropbox link from your instructor and complete the form and upload your video file.
If all else fails, you can share your file via an external service, such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
Note: An instructor Ensemble dropbox is not the same as the Dropbox service link listed above. Not all instructors use the Ensemble dropbox function.