Add Annotations to Student Submissions in D2L Assignments

  1. Click Activities then Assignments from the main course navigation.
  2. On any assignment, click the dropdown caret next to its title.
  3. Choose View Submissions
  4. Click on the title (link) of a student’s submission.
  5. The banner above the submission is the annotation banner. The tools to the right are annotation tools.
  6. Click the appropriate tool icon.
  7. With the tool you’d like selected, click the document in the location you’d like to annotate.
  8. To save your annotations, you MUST click Save Draft. Annotations not saved before leaving the page or reloading it will not be kept and will be deleted. Be sure to save your annotations often!
  9. When you are ready for the student to see your feedback, click Publish.

About the Annotation Tools

The annotations features is made up of 4 components:

  • Pen Tool
  • Note Tool
  • Textbox Tool
  • Line Tool

Pen Tool

  1. Click the icon to use the tool and set color, transparency, and width.
  2. Click the down arrow to select a pen or highlighter.
  3. Write anywhere in the submission.
  4. Click Save Draft or Publish when done.

Note Tool

  1. Click the note icon to use the tool and set options.
  2. Click anywhere in the submission to add a note.
  3. Type into the note.
  4. Click Save Draft or Publish when done.

Textbox Tool

  1. Click the textbox icon to use the tool and set options.
  2. Click anywhere in the submission to add a textbox.
  3. Type into the box. It will expand as you type.
  4. Click Save Draft or Publish when done.

Line Tool

  1. Click the icon to use the tool and set color, transparency, and width.
  2. Click the down arrow to select line, arrow, or rectangle.
  3. Click anywhere in the submission to add a line.
  4. Click Save Draft or Publish when done.

 


Kaltura Capture Advanced Tips and Tricks

In-Recording Advanced Controls

  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Start Recording Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) + Shift + R
    • Stop Recording Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) + Shift + S
    • Cancel Recording Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) + Shift + C
    • Go to Management Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) + Shift + M
  • Click the pause icon to pause a recording in process. Click it again to restart recording.
    Pause button in Kaltura Capture recording panel
  • Click the pencil icon to use the screen annotation tools.
    Annotation tools in Kaltura Capture recording panel

Enable Multi-Stream Recording

Advanced users may need to record more than one screen or video steam at time. This tutorial will walk through how to enable multi-screen recording, but you will follow similar steps to enable other multi-video recording.

NOTE: Kaltura Capture enables a maximum of 2 video sources, so you may record screen and camera, 2 screens, or 2 cameras.

  1. Login to Media Space and launch Kaltura Capture.
  2. Click the word Screen and select your first screen input from the available options.
    Select screen recording stream.
  3. Click the word Camera and select your second screen input from available options.
  4. NOTE: “Camera” will change to “Screen” once you select a screen input.
  5. Proceed to record as usual.

Submit a Quiz on Behalf of a Student

To submit a quiz, students need to confirm multiple quiz submission screens in D2L. Occasionally a student may not confirm submission to submit a quiz. This means the quiz attempt is registered as having been started, but not completed. When this happens, the quiz is not graded, and the student is “locked out” of completing any additional attempts of that quiz until the original attempt is submitted. To remedy this situation, D2L enables an instructor to submit an in progress quiz attempt on behalf of a student.

  1. Select Activities and then Quizzes from the top navigation menu.
  2. Click the down caret next to the quiz and select Grade.
  3. Here you should see a list of students who have completed a quiz attempt.
  4. Above the list of students, find the Restrict to drop down menu. The default option is Users who have completed an attempt.
    Restrict to users who have completed an attempt drop down
  5. Change the selection to Users with attempts in progress.
  6. Click the magnifying glass in the search box above the drop down menu.
    Search for users
  7. You will now see a list of students with attempts in progress.
  8. Click the Enter Quiz as User icon near each students’ attempt in progress.
    Enter quiz as user icon
  9. Confirm the dialogue window.
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the quiz and click Submit Quiz.
  11. Confirm to submit.
  12. Change the Restrict to drop down menu back to Users who have completed an attempt.
  13.  Click the magnifying glass again to see the list of completed quiz attempts.

Enter Grades in Bulk

D2L has a feature which allows you to enter grades for multiple students at once with just a few clicks. This tutorial assumes you have already created the gradebook item you wish to bulk grade.

  1. Click Grades and then Grades from the top navigation menu.
    D2L Grades menu
  2. Click the down caret next to the grade item you wish to bulk grade.
  3. Select Enter Grades.
  4. Click the checkbox next to the students for whom you would like to enter a bulk grade.
    Student name select box
  5. With one or more students’ names selected, click Set Grades at the top of the student list.
    Set grades
  6. Input the grade value you would like applied to selected students and click Save.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to enter different grade values for different students if needed.
  8. Once you have entered all grades, click Save and Close.

Add a Media Collaborator in Media Space

In addition to sharing media via a channel or a link, you can share media and delegate collaboration privileges to your media through Media Space Collaborator roles.

  1. Log in to your My Media at media.pdx.edu
  2. Click the media item to which you would like to add a collaborator.
  3. Click Actions and select Edit.
    Media Space Actions menu with edit.
  4. Select the Collaboration tab.
  5. Click the + Add Collaborator button.
    Media Space + Add Collaborator button
  6. Search for the person you wish to add by name or Odin.
  7. Select the role(s) for the collaborator.
  8. Click Add.

Collaborator Roles and Definitions

  • Co-Editors - can edit the entry's details and metadata, trim media, replace media, edit captions, edit chapters and edit slides. Co-editors cannot delete media or add new co-editors and co-publishers. Co-editors can see the analytics page for the media they co-edit.
  • Co-Publishers - can publish media to their entitled Categories or Channels. Group support may be enabled for the Media Collaboration features. When enabled, you can select groups that may be assigned as co-editors/publishers for an entry.
  • Co-Viewers - are only able to view media and do not have editing permissions nor are allowed to view unlisted entries, unless they are also co-publishers or co-editors of that entry.

Create a Media Recording with Kaltura Capture

The default recording in Kaltura Capture captures both your screen and a webcam recording of you. You can also create Screen only, Camera only, or Audio only recordings.

NOTE: Before you begin, you will need to Install Kaltura Capture, if you haven’t already.

  1. Log in to media.pdx.edu
  2. Click + Add New, then select Kaltura Capture.
  3. Read and confirm the Copyright policy notice.
  4. The Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder will pop up.
  5. Click the word Screen to verify or select your Screen recording settings.
    Screen settings
  6. Repeat for Camera and Audio settings.
  7. Click the red button to start recording.
  8. A 3-second countdown will appear on screen.
  9. Once the countdown disappears, your recording will begin.
  10. Click the square button to stop the recording.
  11. Confirm that you want to stop the recording.
  12. The Kaltura Capture Menu will pop up.
  13. Optionally adjust the title, description, and tags for your video.
  14. Click Save and Upload to upload to Media Space.
  15. Wait for the upload to finish, and follow the link to view.

Create Screen Only, Camera Only, or Audio Only Recordings

To create a recording other than the default screencast with webcam feed, disable the screen and/or camera feed in the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder.

  1. Log in to media.pdx.edu
  2. Click + Add New, then Kaltura Capture.
  3. Read and confirm the Copyright policy notice.
  4. The Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder will pop up.
  5. Click the screen icon to disable screen recording, click the camera icon to disable webcam recording, and/or click the microphone to disable audio input.
    Kaltura Capture feed icons

    • If you want to record video of just yourself, disable the screen recording by clicking the screen icon.
    • If you want to record video of just your screen, disable the webcam by clicking the camera icon.
    • If you want to record silent video, disable the microphone by clicking the microphone icon.
  6. Click the red button to start recording.
  7. A 3-second countdown will appear on screen.
  8. Once the countdown disappears, your recording will begin.
  9. Click the square button to stop the recording.
  10. Confirm that you want to stop the recording.
  11. The Kaltura Capture Menu will pop up.
  12. Optionally adjust the title, description, and tags for your video.
  13. Click Save and Upload to upload to Media Space.
  14. Wait for the upload to finish, and follow the link to view.

Download and Install Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Captures runs from your computer, rather than your web browser. Choose your software based on the operating system you are using.

NOTE: You do not need administrative privileges to install Kaltura Capture on Windows.

Login to PSU Media Space

  1. Browse to https://media.pdx.edu/
  2. Click on PSU User.
  3. Click Login.
  4. On the PSU Single Sign-On page, enter your ODIN username and password.

Download and Install Kaltura Capture For Windows

  1. Once logged in to PSU Media Space, click + Add New, then Kaltura Capture.
    + Add New button
  2. Read the Copyright notice and click the box to agree to terms and conditions.
  3. Click the Download for Windows link to download the installation file.
  4. Once the file has downloaded, run the file to install.

Windows System Requirements

Download and Install Kaltura Capture for Mac OSX

  1. Once logged in to PSU Media Space, click + Add New, then Kaltura Capture.
    + Add New button
  2. Read the Copyright notice and click the box to agree to terms and conditions.
  3. Click the Download for Mac link to download the installation file.
  4. Once the download is complete, run the file to install.
  5. Drag and drop the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder to your Applications folder.

Mac OSX System Requirements

Adjust Your Recording Settings (Before Initial Use Only)

  1. Log in to media.pdx.edu
  2. Click + Add New then select Kaltura Capture.
  3. The Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder will pop up.
    • You may need to approve a browser dialogue box to allow Kaltura Capture to open.
  4. Click manage.
    Kaltura Capture Manage link
  5. Click the gear icon to access the settings panel.
    Settings icon
  6. Change camera recording quality to 1080p.
  7. Change the screen recording quality to 1080p.
  8. Click save.
  9. You may now create a recording.

 


Add D2L Video to Discussions

Note: The steps are the same for students and faculty. The resulting video is a small file size and cannot be captioned. D2L video functionality does not replace Media Space, which is PSU’s full suite streaming media server.

The instructions below are specific to adding video to a discussion forum. However, quick video can be added anywhere there is a D2L WYSIWYG html editor, following similar steps.

  1. Start a new discussion thread (or a response thread).
  2. Within your text editor, click the Insert Stuff icon. It’s the first button along the editor and it looks like a play icon.
    D2L insert stuff button
  3. Choose Video Note.
  4. Confirm the browser dialogue pop-up to allow access to your computer’s camera and microphone.
  5. Click New Recording to start the recording.
  6. Click Stop Recording to stop recording.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Enter a title and optional description for your video.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Insert to insert your video into your posting.
  11. Add any optional text to your post.
  12. Click Post.

Set Up Collaborate Rooms for Student Groups

Note: Instructors must set up the spaces in advance of when students will need them. Students cannot create Collaborate Rooms on their own. Collaborate Rooms do not copy term to term and need to be recreated each term.

  1. From within your D2L course, select People > Collaborate.
  2. Click Create Session.
  3. Give the session a descriptive title (e.g. Group 1 Virtual Room).
  4. Set start and end dates/times for the room to be available. If the room should be available for use throughout the term, select the No end (open session) option.
  5. Click Session Settings to expand the session settings options.
  6. Change the default attendee role to Moderator. This allows students to record the sessions if they want.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Repeat steps 2-7 to create a Session for each student group.

Student Instructions to Record a Collaborate Session

Note: Only one participant needs to start and end the recording for each session.

  1. From within your D2L course, select People > Collaborate.
  2. Click the appropriate group space from the list of available sessions.
  3. Click Join Session.
  4. Once the Session has begun, click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner.
  5. Click Start Recording.
  6. To end recording, click the hamburger menu and click Stop Recording.

Access Recorded Collaborate Sessions

  1. From within your D2L course, select People > Collaborate.
  2. Click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner.
  3. Click Recordings.
  4. Find the recording you wish to view.

Use a PebblePad Workbook or Template a Faculty Colleague Has Shared

Note: This tutorial assumes your colleague has already shared a resource with you. See Share PebblePad Workbooks and Templates with Your Faculty Colleagues to learn how to share resources for your faculty colleagues to use.

  1. Log into PebblePad from http://pebblepad.pdx.edu/
  2. Click on the burger menu (three stacked lines like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Click Resource Store from the menu that appears from the left.
  4. Find the resource that you want to share in the list, and click the i icon in the right-most column.
    information icon
  5. Click I want to…
  6. Select Copy
    I want to ... Copy
  7. Optionally rename the copy through the dialogue box and select Take a copy.
    Copying linked items...this workbook contains links to other items. Copying this workbook will create a copy of all liked items into your asset store. Checked box for option I want to copy all of the linked items. Do you want to rename the workbook? New Name Take a copy button and cancel button.
  8. You now have a copy of the Resource which you can deploy in your course.