As a consequence of the move to blended learning, a vastly increased number of media (video/audio) files are being made available to students (recordings of seminars and tutorials, demonstrations, etc). These files should all be made available in Re/Play, rather than Blackboard, following the steps laid out in our web guide (which includes instructions for embedding the Re/Play video in Blackboard). This is for a number of reasons, including:
- Re/Play is a dedicated media storage and streaming service; Blackboard is not intended for storing or distributing files of this type
- Files added to Re/Play are automatically compressed to an appropriate size for the viewer (many students are experiencing difficulty in accessing large files)
- Video recordings in Re/Play can have automated captions added to them
- You can get detailed information about how students have been engaging with videos in Re/Play.
Media files in Re/Play can now be made available for students to download, as well as watch directly, giving students two ways to access recordings in Re/Play.
The DEO will be working with course leads to move media content into Re/Play over the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.