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How do I trim a weblecture? Content | Weblectures

Trim weblectures

Brightspace enables you to cut and paste specific parts from your weblecture so you can use them as a separate videos. This way you can easily remove the beginning, end and pause from a web lecture.

Do you have any questions regarding the editing of your weblectures? Please send your question to weblectures@ru.nl.

If you add a weblecture to your course, it will automatically be published. This means the weblecture will be visible for students immediately. However, it is possible to hide the weblecture after adding it to a (sub)module.

  • Click on the full screen button to view the weblecture in fullscreen mode (this makes the editing process easier).
  • Click on Edit (top left corner of the window) to edit the weblecture.
  • Click Trimming.
  • Click Add a sequence.

Isolating a fragment to use it as a separate video

  • Drag the dot on the timeline to the starting point of the fragment you want to isolate. Another option would be to play the video and pause the weblecture at the desired moment.
  • Click on the first pin icon.
  • Drag the dot on the timeline to the end point of the fragment you want to isolate. It is also possible to resume playing and pause again at the desired moment.
  • Click on the second pin icon.
  • Click on Extract each sequence when you have selected the fragment you want to trim.

This new video will generate a new link that is different from the original weblecture. If you want to use the trimmed video in your course, you will have to add this new link to your course.

Remove will not remove the fragment from the weblecture. It will only remove the fragment from the list of isolated fragments.

Isolating multiple fragments to save of paste them

It is also possible to isolate multiple fragments, which can then be used as separate videos. Another option is to merge the isolated fragments to create one new video. This way you cut the fragments you wish to keep and merge them to create the new video. The parts you no longer wish to keep, such as the beginning, end, or a pause, can easily be removed from the weblecture.

  • Drag the dot on the timeline to the starting point of the fragment you want to isolate. Another option would be to play the video and pause the weblecture at the desired moment.
  • Click on the first pin icon.
  • Drag the dot on the timeline to the end point of the fragment you want to isolate. It is also possible to resume playing and pause again at the desired moment.
  • Click on the second pin icon.
  • Then click Add a sequence to isolate the next fragment - you will have to repeat the steps explained above.
  • After you have isolated all fragments, you will have two options:
    • Click Extract a sequence to save all fragments as separate videos. In the example above, this would give you two new links.
    • Click Merge all sequences to merge all fragments and create one new video. This would give you one new link. In the example above the first fragment is the section before the pause - the first minutes have not been selected. The second fragment is the part after the pause, and the last minutes have also not been selected. By merging these two parts, you will get a new video without the first minutes, the last minutes, and the break.

If you want to merge fragments you have not isolated in chronological order, first click Sort sequences. This way you will create a chronological order for your fragments.

  • A progress bar will appear at the top of the screen and show you when the video is finished. Multiple progress bars indicate that the weblecture has been edited before.
  • Click on the information icon.
  • Click Link to child video to see the new video.
  • When you are satisfied with the video, click Edit again in the top left corner.
  • The new link(s) will appear under Links. Copy said link to use it in your course.
  • Follow the steps described at the beginning of this manual to publish the new weblecture.

After you have added the new video, you can remove the unedited weblecture.

  1. Click on the fold-out arrow next to the topic.
  2. Click Remove Topic.

Do you want to delete a weblecture permanently? Then fill out a form to remove weblectures permanently. After this the link to the weblecture will no longer work!