Do you have a video or audio recording you'd like students to use in a lesson? You've come to the right place!

Size Limits:

If the video or audio is recorded directly within Otus, there is a time limit of 5 minutes.

If the video or audio is uploaded, there is a maximum file size of 30mb.

  • Step 1: After you've created the lesson, add an Activity and select Add Resource.

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For Video

*if you'd like specific directions on how to add a YouTube video, click HERE.

  • Step 2: Select the Video button.
  • Step 3: Select Browse to choose a video that you've already recorded, or select Record Video to record a new video directly within Otus.
  • Step 4: Add a name to the video
  • Step 5: Click Save.
  • Step 6: Add a title and instructions.
  • Step 7: Click Save.

When the student accesses this activity, the video will be displayed and the student will just need to click play.

Are you using an iPad?

  • iPads do not support recording video directly into Otus. You can upload a video file, but you won't be able to record directly into Otus.

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For Audio

(after you've selected Add Resource)

  • Step 2: Select the Audio button.
  • Step 3: Select Browse to choose an audio recording that you've already recorded, or select Record Audio to record new audio directly within Otus.
  • Step 4: Add a name to the audio recording
  • Step 5: Click Save.
  • Step 6: Add a title and directions.
  • Step 7: Add an image (optional).
  • Step 8: Click Save.

When the student accesses this activity, the audio recording will be displayed and the student will just need to click play.

Are you using an iPad?

  • iPads do not support recording audio directly into Otus. You can upload an audio file, but you won't be able to record directly into Otus.

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Adding Video and Audio FAQ

  • What is the time limit for video and audio recorded directly in the activity? 5 minutes for both.
  • What is the size limit for video and audio I upload into the activity? 30 MB for both.
  • What if my video/audio file exceeds the time and file size limits? We recommend uploading the video to a third party host, such as Google Drive or YouTube, then sharing a link to the video in the activity.
  • What if it says my video/audio file is an unsupported format? Try using this website to convert your file.
  • If I record video/audio directly within a lesson, can I download it onto my computer? A video recorded in Otus can not be downloaded onto your computer.
  • When I record video/audio directly within a lesson, can I use it again in another lesson? Yes. The video will be automatically added to your Bookshelf. You can then use it in other lessons.
  • How do I re-record video/audio after I've already created the activity? While you can't re-record directly within the activity, you can create another activity and record the video there.

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