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Brightspace – Video Note

As an instructor or TA,  use Video Note in content, announcements, discussions, feedback, and more to personalize and engage students.

As a student, use Video Note in discussions, assignments, and written response quiz questions.

An instructor can attach or embed a Video Note.

While attaching a Video Note is less clicks to create for the instructor, it is more clicks for the student and is not visible in Grades or Class Progress. Embedding through HTML Editor a Video Note is more clicks to create for the instructor, it is less clicks for the student and is visible in Grades or Class Progress.

Create & Embed

 You can use Video Note anywhere there is the HTML Editor—announcements, feedback, etc.

  1. In the HTML Editor (See Brightspace – Using the HTML Editor), select Insert Stuff
  2. Select Video Note from the Insert Stuff options.
  3. Select Record Webcam Video and then New Recording.  
  4. Select Stop Recording when you are finished. 
  5. Select Next.
  6. Type in a Title, Description, select language, and Automatically generate captions.
  7. Select Insert to insert the video in the topic.
  8. Select Save 


If you want the same video in a different place, do this:

  1. Go to the Content topic/module or discussion topic–anywhere there is the HTML Editor.
  2. Select Insert Stuff and Search Video Note.
  3. Put in the title of the video and select Search.
  4. Select on the video once you have found it.

Closed Caption

Closed captioning makes videos more accessible to people who have difficulty listening to the spoken word like the deaf, ESL students, people in a noisy room, commuters on a bus…

Although when you are creating your Video Note you may have Automatically generated captions, they will need to be edited.

  1. Go to the cog by your name.
  2. Select Media Library.
  3. Navigate to the video, select the 3 dots (), select Edit.
  4. Make changes.
  5. Save Draft.
  6. Finish.

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Updated on May 9, 2024

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