Video or Audio Feedback Guide

Overview

  • Video feedback on summative assessments provides an alternative to traditional means of feedback such as written comments. The marker assesses the work in the usual way, then records a short video (approximately 5 minutes) in which they discuss the key aspects of the student’s submission.
  • For markers, video feedback can: be less time consuming to produce than written feedback, make it easier to discuss complex feedback topics, build teaching presence, and more effectively contextualise feedback within the assessment piece.
  • For students, video feedback can be: more clear and easy to understand, more detailed, and more personalised than written feedback.
  • Further discussion on the advantages and limitations of video feedback can be found in Mahoney et al. (2019).


Equipment Required


How to

  1. Open Panopto in a web browser – https://unisa.hosted.panopto.com
  2. Navigate to your course folder using the ‘browse’ button on the left of the screen and then searching your course code (e.g. ABCD 1234).
  3. In the course folder, you should create a new sub-folder by clicking the ‘add folder’ button. Name this folder so that it is unique and easily identifiable (e.g. Assessment 1.1 feedback videos SP2, 2019).
  4. Click on this new folder to open it, then go to the settings cog at the top right of the screen. In the pop-up, navigate to ‘share’ and change ‘who has access:’ so that is set to ‘anyone at your organisation with the link’. This means that once you record your feedback videos, they will only be available to the students to whom you send the link.
  5. You are now ready to start recording, so open the desktop Panopto Recorder.
  6. At the top of the Panopto app window, under session settings, navigate to and select the folder that you just created in the web browser. Now, select the rest of your Panopto settings. This will depend on the type of recording you would like to make, here are some options:
    • Screencasting – student sees their work and hears your audio feedback.

      1. In the ‘primary sources’ box set ‘video’ to ‘none’ and ‘audio’ to your headset microphone.

      2. In the ‘secondary sources’ box select the box ‘capture main screen’.

    • Talking Head – student sees a video of you talking them through their feedback.

      1. In the ‘primary sources’ box set ‘video’ to your webcam and ‘audio’ to your headset microphone.

      2. In the ‘secondary sources’ box deselect all options.

    • Combined – student sees both their work and a video of you talking them through their feedback.

      1. In the ‘primary sources’ box set ‘video’ to your webcam and ‘audio’ to your headset microphone.

      2. In the ‘secondary sources’ box select the box ‘capture main screen’.
  7. For each recording, you will need to give it a unique name, likely either the student’s name or student ID. Then, press record, deliver your video feedback, then press stop. If you are happy with the video, select upload in the pop-up box, or you can select to delete and record again. The completed video will upload automatically in the background to the folder that you created earlier which means that you can begin recording the next feedback video straight away.
  8. Finally, open the folder containing all of the feedback videos in the Panopto web browser.
  9. For each student’s video you will need to:
    1. Hover over the video and click the share button.
    2. Enter the student's email address at the bottom of the window that displays to invite them to view the video. number 1 grey
    3. Click Save changesnumber 2 grey
    4. Add this link to the rubric, marking guide or directly into the learnonline feedback box. number 3 grey
      Note: we recommend that you tell students where they can find their feedback link, as it can be easy to miss if they are not familiar with this method of feedback.
      You can also Notify people via email when you share the video with them.
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Further Resources

  • Mahoney, P, Macfarlane, S & Ajjawi, R 2019, ‘A qualitative synthesis of video feedback in higher education’, Teaching in Higher Education, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 157–179.


Last modified: Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 12:34 PM