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.

  • After you've created the blog post, select here:

For Video

Step 1: Select the Video button.

Step 2: Choose how you want to add your video.

  • If you want to add a video that is already on your device, select Browse. The maximum file size Is 30mb.
  • If you want to record a live video with your device, select Record Video. The video can be up to 5 minutes long. Note: Direct video recording is not compatible with Safari.

If choosing to record a live video, follow steps 3-6. If you are adding a video that is already on your device, skip these steps, and locate the video file on your device.

Step 3: Select the camera icon.

Step 4: Select the record button.

Step 5: When you are done recording, select the stop button.

Step 6: Add a name to your video recording, then select Save.

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.

  • The video will appear as an attachment:

  • Students will access the video by clicking on the post on their Class Feed.

For Audio

Step 1: Select the Audio button.

Step 2: Choose how you want to add your audio.

  • If you want to add audio that is already on your device, select Browse. The maximum file size is 30mb.
  • If you want to record live audio with your device, select Record Audio. The audio recording can be up to 5 minutes long. Note: Direct audio recording is not compatible with Safari.

If choosing to record a live video, follow steps 3-6. If you are adding a video that is already on your device, skip these steps.

Step 3: Select the microphone icon.

Step 4: Select the record button.

Step 5: When you are done recording, select the stop button.

Step 6: Add a name to your audio recording, then select Save.

Are you using an iPad? iPads do not support recording audio directly into Otus. You can upload a video file, but you won't be able to record directly into Otus.

  • The audio will appear as an attachment:
  • Students will access the audio by clicking on the post on their Class Feed.


Adding Video and Audio FAQ

  • Can students add video or audio to a blog post? Students can add audio or video to their own blog post by following the steps found here: audio, video. Please note that students can't comment on a post with audio or video; it can only be attached to an original post they create.
  • What is the time limit for video and audio recorded directly in the post? 5 minutes for both.
  • What is the size limit for video and audio I upload into the post? 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 blog, can I download it onto my computer? Video or audio recorded in Otus can not be downloaded onto your computer.
  • When I record video/audio directly within a blog, can I use it again in another area of Otus? No, the recorded video or audio is unique to the blog post it was created in.

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