How do I give feedback with Audio and/or Video Capture?

You can record and add a video message or audio message for certain components of Brightspace. This function allows you to give spoken explanations or feedback in an easy way. You can use Audio/Video Capture when:

  • you are creating an assignment, for example to give additional explanations or instructions;
  • you are assessing assignment submissions, for example for feedback;
  • you are assessing discussion posts, for example for feedback.
  • You will need a microphone and/or a webcam if you want to record an audio message or video message. These are built-in with most laptops.
  • You will also need Adobe Flashplayer. If you do not have Flashplayer yet, you can install it by going to https://get.adobe.com/en/flashplayer/.

Example: feedback for an assignment

  • Navigate to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Assignments.
  • Click on the desired assignment.
  • Click the assignment you want to assess.
  • Scroll down in the right hand bar until you reach the heading Feedback.
  • Click Record Audio to record an audio message or click Record Video to record a video message.

Record Audio

  • A message will pop up; you have to give Brightspace permission to use your microphone.

You can now start recording in a new window.

  • Click New Recording to start recording. Click Stop Recording to stop recording (the stop button is the same as the start button).

Your recording can be one minute maximum. It will stop automatically after this time. 

  1. After ending a recording you can listen to it.
  2. Click New Recording if you want to record the message again.
  3. Click Add if you want to add the recording to the feedback.
  1. Give a title to the recording.
  2. Add a description if needed.
  3. Click Add. You have now added a recording to the feedback.

Record Video

Like with the audio, you have to give permission for the use of your microphone and webcam.

You can now start recording in a new window.

  • Click New Recording to start recording. Click Stop Recording to stop recording (the stop button is the same as the start button).

Your recording can be three minutes maximum. It will stop automatically after this time.

  1. After ending a recording you can view it.
  2. Click New Recording if you want to record the message again.
  3. Click Add if you want to add the recording to the feedback.
  1. Give a title to the recording.
  2. Add a description if needed.
  3. Click Add. You have now added a recording to the feedback.

Brightspace will add audio files and video files as a HTML-file. This means you can only listen to the file if you are logged onto Brightspace. This also applies to students. Students have to open the file in the same browser as the one they used to log onto Brightspace. If you are using a Mac, the HTML-file will be downloaded first, after which you can open it and look at the recording.

Reusing a video message

It is also possible to reuse a video message containing general feedback. This way you do not have to rerecord a message for each separate student.

  • Click Add a File.
  • Click Video Note Search.
  1. Use the search bar to search the title of your video message.
  2. Click Search. When you click Search without a search term an overview of all existing video messages will appear.
  3. Select the video message you want to add as feedback.
  4. Click Add.