If you have questions or want to learn more about HV Play, contact the ICT educational developers at Akademus.
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- How do I login?
- How do I upload a video?
- How do I change publishing rights for a video?
- How do I delete a video?
- How do I change the thumbnail?
- How do I use the editing tool?
- How do I share a video with a colleague?
- How do I make subtitles?
- How do I embed a video in Canvas?
- How do I make a screen recording?
- How do I make a video quiz?
- How do I add reflection points?
- How do I download my video?
The first time you login via a new browser, select University West on the login page.
Type West or Väst in the box and then select University West. If you do not want to redo this every time you login, select on the following pages Log in and use Forever and Yes I am sure - use Forever. You can now login with your usual login credentials.
If you have a video that you, for example, recorded in our studio or with your mobile, you can upload it to HV Play with the function Add new - Media Upload. You can do it in the mobile's browser as well. The video shows how to upload a video. (Subtitles in English available)
Once the video is uploaded, it is added to My Media where all your videos are gathered in a library. If you have uploaded a lot of videos, it may be difficult to find a specific video. It will be much easier if you name the video with a descriptive title. If there are recurring videos, add year, semester or similar. In My Media you can manage all your uploaded videos. The video gives an overview of the features that are available. (Subtitles in English available)
When a video is uploaded, it is set as Private and only you can watch the video. The most common is to change the publishing right to Unlisted, then everyone who has the link can see the video, the video can also be embedded to a web page. A third option is Published, then the video will be searchable, and everyone can find it. To be able to make a video public, you must create a public channel. The video shows how to change the publishing rights after the video is uploaded. (Subtitles in English available)
If you want your video to be searchable and viewable by everyone, the video can be published in a public channel. For example, the ICT educational developers have a channel where all videos about HV Play are published. The first step is to create a channel, then you will find it in the list when you choose publishing rights for your video. The video describes how to create a public channel. (Subtitles in English available)
Delete a video by clicking the Trash bin. You can delete multiple videos at once by select the videos (check mark to the left of the video) and then Delete from the Actions menu. It may take a while before the video is removed. Note that once the video is deleted, it cannot be restored.
The thumbnail is the picture displayed before the video starts. The picture is automatically selected when the video is uploaded and can be replaced. The video shows how to change the thumbnail. (Subtitles in English available)
In HV Play is a simple editing tool. You can use it to cut the beginning, middle or end of an uploaded video. The video shows how to use the Editor. (Subtitles in English available)
To let a colleague easily use one of your videos in, for example, a Canvas course, you can add your colleague as Co-Publisher for your video. The colleague gets the same rights as you to publish the video and can also find the video in My Media. The video shows how to do this. (Subtitles in English available)
HV Play has a tool for automatic subtitling of videos. When the automatic subtitling is made, it needs to be checked, there are always words that go wrong in the subtitling. To make it easy to subtitle, there is a lot to think about before the video is recorded. You can read about this and much more as on the page on Making audio and video accessible.
HV Play is integrated in Canvas, which makes it easy to embed your video on a page in Canvas. Create or open the page where you want to embed the video. Click on the plug and select Embed HV Play.
You see a list of all your videos in HV Play and can choose which video to embed.
HV Play gives you access to the screen recording program Kaltura Capture. With it, you can create course material by recording your screen along with your voice.
Examples of use is record instructions in digital tools or going through a word file on your screen. Screen recording is also the easiest way to make a video of your powerpoint by adding a voice to your slide show.
Once the video is recorded, it will be uploaded to your own HV Play. The video gives an overview of Kaltura Capture. (Subtitles in English available)
The first time you use Kaltura Capture, you need to download and install it on your computer. The video shows how to do it. (Subtitles in English available)
To make the viewer pay more attention to the content and highlight important parts of the video, questions can be inserted. The video pauses and the viewer answers the question before the video continues. The video shows how to make a video quiz. (Subtitles in English available)
With a reflection point inserted in the video, it pauses at a specific time to give the viewer the opportunity to reflect over the question posed. (Subtitles in English available)
You can download your the videos from HV Play to your computer.
Good to know: If the video is recorded with Kaltura Capture, only one of the recordings will be downloaded, the screen or webcam recording. (Subtitles in English available)