Watch, grade student performances in just a few clicks!

Evaluation plays an important role in the music classroom and now, it’s even easier to assess students with Quaver’s new Video Capture Screen feature. You’ll find this new tool within Resource Manager. This feature  allows students to submit a video back to you, their teacher, for grading or storage in a portfolio project.

Let’s begin in Resource Manager!

How to use the Video Capture Screen:

The Video Capture Screen is incorporated into the assignment building process. You can read about Quaver’s new Assignment Builder here.

Let’s start by turning a custom lesson into an assignment:

  1. With any custom lesson open, click MENU and select CREATE ASSIGNMENT FROM
  2. Give the assignment a name
  3. Back out of the lesson to see the Assignment has been created in the same folder

4. Double click or select and click EDIT to open the Assignment

5. Now we’ll add to the assignment, by clicking MENU in the purple bar and selecting NEW SCREEN

6. Select VIDEO CAPTURE SCREEN

6. Add a title for the screen by entering it in the Title field & hit ENTER

7.  Boom-Chicka-Boom! You’re done!

You may also want to check out the option on the left side of your screen:

  1. Click EDIT NOTES to add notes for your students to view when they launch this screen in their assignment
  2. Clicking CANCEL on the left side of the screen will close the window without adding the screen to your assignment
  3. Click SAVE to add the screen! You’ll see a completion message to confirm the new screen
  4. Click OK to close.

The Video Capture Screen lives at the end of your assignment. Click LAUNCH to see preview what it will look like to your students.

Students have different options based on the device they’re using.

If a student’s device has a built-in camera:

Devices that have built in cameras or are connected to a webcam can record directly into the screen! The browser will prompt them to allow camera and microphone access.

If a student’s device doesn’t have a camera:

If their device does not have a camera, they can record on another device! Click CHOOSE FILE to upload the recording here. Videos should be less than one minute longer and under 60 megabytes in size. When the video is added, it will appear in your GradeBook for the assignment.

 

Don’t forget that HELP is here when you need it! Click the VIDEO TRAINING to get learn more about using the Video Capture Screen.

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Stay tuned to the blog for a more in-depth review of each new feature in the coming weeks. Next up: we’re diving into our QComposer Lite! We can’t wait to hear what you think!

How will you use the Video Capture Screen with your students?

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6 thoughts on “New Video Capture Screen is On the Scene!

  • September 26, 2018 at 10:28 am
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    This video capture looks great! However, it’s not working for me. I created a custom lesson as you described and added the video capture screen. Then I assigned this as an assignment to a class. I logged into a sample student account in that class and opened the assignment. I was able to see the video capture assignment and successfully record myself. I played it back and it worked. I clicked submit and it uploaded the video and said that it was successfully submitted. However, when I logged back into my teacher account and looked at the sample student account, no submission was there. Any ideas?

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    • September 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm
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      Hello Ryan! Thanks for alerting us about this. I am going to email you to the email provided here so I can get a little more information from you. Be on the lookout for that! -Maura

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  • September 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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    I use the Recorder Karate Method with my students. I have created a 5th grade Quaver lesson which includes a YouTube tutorial for each belt and the streaming audio from Music K8. Then, I added a Video Capture Screen for each belt. In the classroom, I use the accompaniment recordings when students test for each belt so they can practice playing at a steady tempo. Is there a way for students to record themselves playing with the accompaniment in the background?

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    • September 27, 2018 at 11:35 am
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      Hello Anna! Great question. There is not a way to do that “officially” through Quaver presently. I recommend maybe having another device play the accompaniment in the background while they record, or having another student hold the device playing the accompaniment. You may also be able to have it playing in the background from the recording device while you record but the student will have to actively press play. I can make a recommendation that this functionality would be useful though!

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      • September 27, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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        Great! Thank you!

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    • September 28, 2018 at 9:23 am
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      Hey Anna that lesson sounds awesome can you share it with me? It teach at Warren Elementary and I also use recorder karate.

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