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Upload Your Recording to Google Drive

You can upload your video recordings to Google Drive where you can watch them with the Google Drive video player. These videos can be shared with other Google Apps users for assessment and commenting. In general your recordings should be less than 20 minutes in length and compressed to allow uploading in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Make sure that you have compressed your Flip recordings!
  • Go to http://webmail.elmira.edu and click the Logon button.
  • Log on with your username (e.g. mtwain15) and password.
  • Click the Drive link in the top left menu bar to display the Google Drive home page with a directory of any files you may have. 
  • To the right of the Create button choose Upload > Files. )
  • Locate your video file in the Mark’s Videos (or whatever the name is) folder on your desktop. 
  • Click the Open button. 
You may be prompted to Upload your video. Keep the default settings: Convert documents and Confirm settings before each upload. 
  • Click the Start upload button.

Waiting for your Video Upload

  • Wait patiently. A video can take several minutes to upload, depending on file size. 
Attention! The upload time for an uncompressed video may take hours of time depending on the length of video. Again, make sure that the video is compressed with an application such as HandBrake.
The bottom strip displays the status of your Google Docs storage

Share Your Video for Commenting

  • Click the video (e.g. teaching_video.mp4) to open into Preview mode then click the blue Open button in the lower right corner of the screen to display your recording with the Google Drive player. 
  • Follow steps 1 – 3 in the diagram below. 
  • Click the Done button. 
  • Chose File > Edit Description.  
  • In the Edit Description box type a description of your video. Refer to the figure below for details. 
  • Click the Comment button in the upper right corner of the screen next to the blue Share button. The comments stream is where you and your collaborators (those that have been granted Can edit rights through the Sharing settings menu) can interactively comment and provide feedback on your video.