Uploading Videos

By: Katherine Wesmiller

Uploading videos and clips that you have located on your computer. MyMitty will recognize most files the types to choose from are AVI, MOV, FLV (Flash video), and WMV. If the video isn't one of these files you may have to convert it using a free online conversion tool, for example zamzar.com

There are two different ways to do this.

1. Put video on your homepage

1. Put video on your homepage

If you want the video to show on your homepage choose the edit button.

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Create the link

1. Decide what you want the link to be called (this will be seen on page). Highlight the title.

2. Select "link"

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Choosing your file

Choosing your file

1. Browse your files on MyMitty

2. Choose your target (new window, same window).

3. Give the video a title

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Choose the video

Choose the video

Click on the video you want in your MyMitty files, or upload a new one. Click on the actual link rather than the box.

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Save your changes

Save your changes

1. Your words will now be a link

2. Save your changes

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Video is on your home page

Video is on your home page

The video is now embedded in your page.

If you select the link it will open the video in another window at a much larger size.

Problems: When you embed video this way it makes your site much slower. One of the benefits of YouTube is that YouTube is responsible for the size of the material instead of your site.

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New Window

New Window

The video loads quickly in another window so that students can do other work on the site.

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2. Add your video as a link

1. Add a resource

2. Choose "Link to a file or web site"

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Create the link

1. Select the title your students will see as the link

2. Write a description. This is a great way to give a description of the video or the important background information the student should know before watching it.

3. Choose the file to upload

4. Make sure the video will open in a "New Window"

Scroll down and save your work.

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New link created

New link created

Your video will now be on your homepage as a link.

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Student version

Student version

When you open your video it will be in a new window and the description will show at the bottom. These videos can take a long time to load if your students have a slow internet connection.

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