Faculty Q&A  

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Can we reuse a VideoNote without first downloading it to our computer? 

Yes.  While using the "Insert Stuff" button, instead of creating a new VideoNote, use the VideoNote Search and you should be able to locate any Videonotes you've recorded for any class. 

Can we change the default student or faculty settings to automatically caption?

No, not to our knowledge.  Please remember with each video you record to follow D2L's built-in steps that ensure captioning in your desired language.   If you include student-generated video in your course, make sure to remind them to enable auto-captioning for their videos as well. 

Can we easily share our screens within a VideoNote?

No.  Not easily.  That said, some faculty with advanced technical skills have been able to reassign browser cameras to third-party tools like Open Broadcaster Studio in order to capture green-screened video that replaces video background with desktop content.   

Can the VideoNotes tool be used on a mobile device?

Yes!.  It may be harder to record in than on a laptop, but it's doable.   Keep in mind that it may take longer for students to enabling captioning on a mobile device (i.e. a cell-phone or tablet).  According to our faculty, if students click on the gearbox and shift the default to enable captioning, it works - but it is not as easy to navigate on a cellphone in particular.  

If students note that VideoNote isn't working with their device, as with any advanced technology, you might encourage them to instead post a recorded video using an alternate tool (e.g a cloud-linked Loom video).  

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