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  • 1. Video Streaming Training Guide Video Streaming Training Guide Firefox version Doc Ref: GC291_v1.1 Author: Glow Team Page 1 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 2. Video Streaming Training Guide Contents Introduction ............................................................................................... 3 Prerequisites for this guide ........................................................................... 3 What is Glow video streaming? ..................................................................... 3 Why use Glow video streaming?.................................................................... 4 Video streaming in use................................................................................. 4 Tutorial 1 – Getting started .......................................................................... 5 Logging on to Glow .................................................................... 5 Tutorial 2 – Setting up video streaming.......................................................... 6 Adding the Video Streaming Management web part........................ 6 Uploading content ...................................................................... 8 Tutorial 3 – Exploring video streaming ......................................................... 10 Viewing a video clip.................................................................. 10 Editing video clip information .................................................... 11 Deleting a video clip ................................................................. 14 Tutorial 4 – Using video streaming with pupils .............................................. 16 Summary ................................................................................................. 16 Author: Glow Team Page 2 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 3. Video Streaming Training Guide Introduction This guide provides an overview of Glow video streaming and its potential use in learning and teaching. The tutorials contain step-by-step instructions on setting up Glow video streaming and exploring its functionality. Glow is web-based and can be used wherever users have access to an internet connection. Prerequisites for this guide Prior to using this booklet users should have completed the Glow Portal Training Guide. To complete any of the tasks in this guide the user must be logged on with rights to access the Video Streaming Management web part. These rights are set by the Glow Accounts and Services Manager (ASM) for your school or establishment – if you have any queries regarding the permissions that have been set for you, please check with your ASM. All the screen shots in this booklet are based on Firefox 2.0.0.6 and Glow theme 6. What is Glow video streaming? Video streaming is the process of providing video content or data via a web page. Glow video streaming will allow authorised users to manage video resources using a secure web-based interface from any location that has access to the Internet. Glow will allow users to search video content in the portal and Glow Learn, upload video content and tag the video content to include a title, subject, description, target audience and, where applicable, the appropriate objective within the Scottish Curriculum framework. Author: Glow Team Page 3 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 4. Video Streaming Training Guide Why use Glow video streaming? Research shows that people take in more information when it is presented visually compared with text and voice alone. Glow video streaming can enhance and support learning and teaching in a variety of educational situations. For example: • Moving images add authenticity and reality to the learning context, and can bring the course content alive • Helping learners to visualize a process or see how something works, moves or performs • Combining video with other interactive elements such as communication tools can create rich learning environments • Learners can replay videos in their own time and at their own speed encouraging anywhere, anytime learning • Illustrating how theories / techniques can be applied in real life • Videos can be paused, rewound and replayed • Streaming will allow for a larger target audience e.g. Glow Group • Pupils can watch clips of lessons they may have missed (e.g. experiments) Video streaming in use Video streaming is being used to support Modern Languages teaching in secondary schools. One secondary school has created a series of interactive French video quizzes. Pupils scripted and filmed their French assistant delivering various quizzes covering key topics in the syllabus. Teachers and pupils were able to stream the videos during lessons. The videos added value to French lessons as seeing the speaker provided a better focus of attention than a simple audio file, being able to pause and replay parts of the video offered greater flexibility for pupils and the quiz element, being truly interactive gives instant feedback. The school has since gone on to develop video quizzes in both Italian and Spanish. In another local authority, all the science experiments required for S-Grade are available online, allowing pupils and teachers the opportunity to replay experiments either as part of revision or to generate discussion in the class. Author: Glow Team Page 4 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 5. Video Streaming Training Guide Tutorial 1 – Getting started The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how to log on to Glow. In this tutorial you will: • Log on to Glow • Change the theme Logging on to Glow 1. Open your web browser and in the address bar enter the Glow web address: https://portal.glowscotland.org.uk. The Glow logon screen will appear. 2. Enter your username and password into the appropriate boxes. 3. Click on the arrow icon or press the Enter key to log in. 4. If this is the first time that you have logged into Glow, a list of terms and conditions will be displayed. Once you have read the terms click on Accept, if you wish to continue. Your Staff home page will open. • The screenshots in this guide use Glow theme 6. If you wish to change your Glow theme (the ‘look and feel’) to match, then: • Scroll down the home page until you can see Glow settings • Click on Change Theme • From the drop-down menu select Theme 6 • Click on Apply. Author: Glow Team Page 5 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 6. Video Streaming Training Guide Tutorial 2 – Setting up video streaming The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how to add the Video Streaming Management web part your own My Glow site. In this tutorial you will: • Add the Video Streaming Management web part to your own My Glow site. The Video Streaming Management web part allows you to play and edit video clips. The web part must be dropped on to your personal site. If you drop the web part onto the wrong site within the portal, an error message displays. Adding the Video Streaming Management web part 1. Log on to Glow. 2. In the left-hand navigation bar click on My Glow. My Glow link 3. Click on Modify Shared Page. Modify Shared Page Author: Glow Team Page 6 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 7. Video Streaming Training Guide 4. A menu will appear at the right hand side of the window. In the ‘Add Web Parts’ section click on Browse. Glow will switch to the design page view. This allows you to move web parts around and add additional web parts from the web part galleries onto the page. 5. Select the Virtual Server Gallery. 6. Click on Next until you find the Video Streaming Management web part. (i) Select the ‘Video Streaming Management’ web part. (ii) Select the page area where you want to place the web part. (iii) Click on Add. Author: Glow Team Page 7 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 8. Video Streaming Training Guide 7. Close the ‘Add Web Parts’ menu. Uploading content Video clips should be transferred onto the video streaming server using a secure FTP application. These are not provided within Glow and must be installed and set up before the uploading of content can take place. The following video formats are compatible with the Video Streaming service: • Real Media - not DRM • Windows Media - can be DRM (encrypted, accessed via licensed server) • Apple QuickTime® - can be DRM (encrypted, accessed via licensed server) Some suitable Windows FTP clients are: • CuteFTP® • CoreFTP Lite • FileZilla - Open Source A suitable FTP client for MacOs is FileZilla - Open Source. The screen shot used in this guide is from the ftp client FileZilla version 3.01. Different ftp clients may have a different ‘look and feel’ but they all tend to operate using similar principles. Author: Glow Team Page 8 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 9. Video Streaming Training Guide To set up the client you should refer to the help for whichever client you choose. 1. Launch the ftp client. 2. The ftp client FileZilla uses a site manager to manage connections. 3. The connection needs to be configured to allow the transfer of files to take place. Glow supports the transfer of files using the TLS protocol which in simple terms is a secure method of communication between computers over a network. The configuration settings required are: • Host address/url/name: vsftp1.glowscotland.org.uk • Username/password: Glow username and password • Servertype or protocol option(s): FTP with TLS/SSL (Auth TLS - Explicit) This is the preferred type; FTP with SSL (Auth SSL - Explicit); FTP with Implicit SSL (on port 990) • Data connection type: Both Active (PORT) and Passive (PASV) are supported. 4. Click on Connect. 5. FileZilla supports the drag and drop of files. Once a connection has been made to the video streaming server, simply drag the video clip from your computer over onto the video streaming server. See the help section for your relevant ftp client on how to transfer files. Author: Glow Team Page 9 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 10. Video Streaming Training Guide Tutorial 3 – Exploring video streaming The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how you can use the Video clips list page to access the actions available for a specific video clip. In this tutorial you will: • Identify how to play, edit properties and delete video clips. For any specific video clip, you can: • View it: There must be an appropriate client installed to play the clip (Windows Media Player, RealPlayer or QuickTime Player). • Edit properties: This includes changing the audience of the clip (e.g. making it available to the general public) and changing the associated Learning Outcomes which tie it into the curriculum. • Delete it: Remove unwanted content. Viewing a video clip 1. In the Video Streaming Management web part, click View video clips list. 2. Your Video clips list page displays. The headings in this table are: • Video Clip Title: The title for the video clip. This information is made available to enable users to carry out a search within the portal, or Glow Author: Glow Team Page 10 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 11. Video Streaming Training Guide Learn. By default it will contain the file type and upload details. Click on the title to play the clip. • File Type: See earlier for supported file types. • Access Type: This can be one of: — Public: the video clip can be viewed by all users, including the general public. — Protected: the video clip can be viewed only by portal users in the Group(s) specified. • Size (MB): The space taken up by the video clip. • Length (secs): The time required to view the video clip. 3. You can now Play, Edit or Delete a selected video clip from the list by clicking the appropriate link. 4. When you have finished using the Video clips list, click Back to return to the Video Streaming Management web part. Editing video clip information When a video clip is uploaded, it has information associated with it required for identification and searching purposes. You can change or add to this information. To edit the information for a video clip 1. From the Video Streaming Management web part, click View video clips list. The Video clips list page displays. Author: Glow Team Page 11 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 12. Video Streaming Training Guide 2. Click Edit for the appropriate video clip. 3. The Edit Video Clip information page displays for the selected video clip. The Edit Video Clip information page provides the following details, which are available to edit: • Video Clip Title: This is a mandatory field and provides information which can be used to find the video clip in a search using the search facilities within the portal, and Glow Learn. • Description: Provides additional information on the content of the video clip. • Subject: You can select from the drop-down menu, or add a new subject category. Any new subject category you add will be added into the drop- down menu list for use later. Author: Glow Team Page 12 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 13. Video Streaming Training Guide • Target Audience: You can select from the drop-down menu, or add a new audience category. Any new audience category you add will be added into the drop-down menu list for use later. • Length (secs): This is a mandatory field, and is the time required to view the video clip. Usually, this value is taken from the video upload software. • Access Type: To choose the viewing audience for your video clip, select the appropriate radio button. This can be one of: — Public: The video clip can be viewed by all users, including the general public, provided they have been given the appropriate URL. — Protected: The video clip can be viewed by only portal users in the Group(s) specified. If you select Protected, the Select/Remove Groups function will become available. Choose the appropriate establishment from the drop-down menu, and then make your Group selection(s) as follows: • Select groups: To add or remove specific groups of portal users, do the following: — To add a Group, select an entry from the Available Groups list and click Select Group. Your selection displays in the Selected Groups list. — To remove a Group, select an entry from the Selected Groups list and click Remove Group. Your selection will be removed from the Selected Groups list. • Add Learning Outcomes: tags video clips to the curriculum using the specified Learning Outcomes. To edit the associated Learning Outcomes, do the following: — To add a Learning Outcome, expand the list of folders by clicking on the + until the appropriate Learning Outcome displays. To make your choice, select the specific checkbox(es) and click Add Outcomes. The screen refreshes and your selections display. — To remove a Learning Outcome, click the Remove link alongside the appropriate outcomes. The screen refreshes and your selections no longer display under access type. Author: Glow Team Page 13 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 14. Video Streaming Training Guide 4. When you have finished using the Edit Video Clip information page: • To finalise your changes, click Save and Close to return to the Video clips list page. • Alternatively, to leave this page without making any changes, click Cancel to return to the Video clips list page. 5. To return to the Video Streaming Management web part, click Back. Deleting a video clip 1. In the Video Streaming Management web part, click View video clips list. The Video clips list page displays. 2. To select a video clip to delete, click on the appropriate Delete link. 3. The ‘Delete a video clip’ page displays the selected video clip: Click on URL to play clip 4. On the ‘Delete a video clip’ page, carefully check the details to ensure that you removing the correct video clip. As a further safeguard, you can check the video clip, by clicking on the clip URL. Author: Glow Team Page 14 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 15. Video Streaming Training Guide 5. When you are sure this is the correct video clip to delete, click in the checkbox, and click Delete this Video Clip. 6. Alternatively, to leave this page without deleting the video clip, click Cancel to return to the ‘Video clips list’ page. Author: Glow Team Page 15 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1
  • 16. Video Streaming Training Guide Tutorial 4 – Using video streaming with pupils Pupils can be given the same access to the Video Streaming Management web part as other users. A user does not need to have the Video Streaming Management web part in order to view uploaded video clips. They will be able to view it when supplied with the clip URL, if they have the appropriate permissions and client. The URL could be published in various locations within Glow such as Glow Groups. The clip URL can also be made available through Glow Learn and outside Glow if public access has been selected for the clip. The Accounts and Services Manager (ASM) is able to view, edit and delete all video clips uploaded and available to every user. For more information on the role of ASM please refer to the Accounts and Services Management Training Guide. Summary Having completed the tutorials in this guide you have learnt to use Video streaming, one of the fundamental elements of Glow. You are now able to: • Add the video streaming web part • Set up an FTP client • Upload video clips • Edit the information about the video clip • Make the video clip available • Choose who to make the video clip available to For additional information see Glow help, which can be accessed by clicking the link at the bottom of most screens within Glow, or by clicking ‘Help’ on the drop- down menu on individual web parts. Other support materials are accessible by clicking the ‘Learning about Glow’ link in the left-hand navigation bar. These materials include demonstrations and lesson ideas. Author: Glow Team Page 16 of 16 Ref: GC291_v1.1