Video Dropbox Assignments and the Moodle Gradebook


Ensemble Video allows Video Dropbox Assignments to be viewed and graded in the Moodle Gradebook.  Please note, you must be able to create a Video Dropbox in Ensemble Video and add a Video Dropbox using the Moodle LTI tool in Moodle. To learn how to create an Ensemble Video Dropbox,  please review this article. Also, you must have the Moodle LTI Tool Setup.  To learn how to configure the Moodle Integration, please review this article.

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Add an Activity or Resource

Login to your Moodle course and go to the section you would like to add the Video Dropbox Assignment. Click +Add an activity or resource.

Add an Activity or Resource

Add External Tool

Under Activities select External Tool and click the Add button.

Add External Tool

Name the Activity

Enter the name of the (1) Activity Name (this will be the column heading in the Moodle Gradebook for instructors and students), select the (2) Ensemble Video Chooser in the Preconfigured tool option and then click the (3) Select content button

Name the Activity

Choose Dropbox

Click the (1) Choose Dropbox tab and then select the Video Dropbox Assignment you would like to use by clicking the (2) Choose button.

Choose Dropbox

Then click the Save button.

Save Video Dropbox

Modify Assignment Settings

Determine the Grade Settings, you can choose the (1) Type, and (2) Maximum Grade.  

Grade Settings

And finally click Save and return to course Button to add the Gradebook integrated Video Dropbox Assignment.

Save Video Dropbox Assignment  

Video Dropbox Assignment Added

Instructors and students will see the Ensemble Video Dropbox (Graded Video Assignment) in Moodle. 

Video Dropbox Assignment in Moodle 


Grading Video Dropbox Assignments

Launch Video Dropbox Assignment from Moodle

Login to the Moodle course and click on the Video Dropbox Assignment (Graded Video Assignment).

Choose Video Dropbox Assignment in Moodle

In the top left area of the Ensemble Video Dropbox click on the Submissions button

Video Dropbox Submissions

Instructors can now review the Video Dropbox Assignment Submissions in Ensemble Video by clicking on the Video Thumbnail.

Review Video Dropbox Submissions


After viewing the video submission(s) the instructor can click the Edit Icon for the Video Dropbox Assignment Column in the Moodle Gradebook. 

Moodle Gradebook


Instructors can (1) enter the Grade for the Video Dropbox Assignment Submission in Moodle and click (2) Save

Enter Video Assignment Grade


After saving the Video Dropbox Assignment grade the grade will be displayed in the Moodle Gradebook.  

Moodle Grade in Gradebook


Submitting a Video Dropbox Assignment (Student Preview)

After students log into Moodle and navigate to the Moodle course, the students will click on the Assignment (Graded Video Assignment).

Ensemble Video Dropbox

How to Submit a Video

  1. Web Browser
  2. Mobile App 
  3. Chrome Extension

Option 1: Upload using Web Browser (Student Preview)

The students can upload their content using the web browser. The students will (1) Enter the Content Title, then the students will (2) Choose the Web Browser tab and then the students will (3) Select the file to Upload (or drag and drop the video file).


After uploading the Video Assignment the students will get a confirmation message that there content has been uploaded. 

Video Assignment Submitted 


Option 2: Upload using Mobile App (Student Preview)

The students can upload their content using the Mobile App. The students will need to download the Ensemble Video Mobile App. The students will (1) Choose the Mobile App tab, then the students will (2) Click the Download button and then the students will (3) Scan the QR Code.  The students will point their camera or QR Code reader at the QR code on their computer screen and they will be redirected to Ensemble Video app in the App Store.

Download Mobile App in App Store



Configure the Ensemble Video Mobile App

Students (or users with no account) can Scan the QR Code on their computer screen to configure the Ensemble Video mobile app. The students will (1) Choose the Mobile App tab, then (2) Click the Configure button and then the students will (3) Scan the QR Code.  To scan the QR code the students will point their camera or QR Code reader at the QR code on their computer screen and they will be given an Authorization code. The students will enter an authorization code in the Dropbox configuration text field to (4) Authorize their Device


Record and Upload

The students will then be able to tap the (1) Start Upload Button to Record video using the Camera. Then they will use the (2) Record Button to Record video using the Camera, or the students will tap the (3) Gallery Tab to select a video from the Camera Gallery. Students can (4) Trim the Start and End points of the video prior to uploading. Then students will add a (5) Title and Description. Finally, the students will tap (6) Upload to upload the video to Ensemble Video.

Student Upload Process Using Mobile App


Option 3: Upload using Ensemble Video Chrome Recorder Extension (Student Preview)

The students can upload their content using the web browser. The students will (1) Choose the Chrome Extension tab, then the students will (2) Install the Chrome Recorder Extension and then the students will Record their Screen or Webcam.

First, click on the Install button to download and configure the Chrome Recorder Extension.


After clicking the Install button, the Chrome Recorder Extension will be configured to upload to the Ensemble Video Dropbox Assignment. 


Next, you will open the Chrome Recorder Extension. The Recorder will know the (1) Identity of the Student and it will be configured to upload the recording to the appropriate  (2) Ensemble Video Dropbox Destination. The student will Click (3) Start Recording to record their Screen or Webcam.


When the recording is finished, it will open in a new tab. The Recording Details page displays all information about the video. To submit the video to the Video Assignment Dropbox, click the Upload button. 


Viewing the Ensemble Video Dropbox Graded Video Assignment Grade in Moodle (Student Preview)

After the Graded Video Assignment is graded the students will go to Grades in the Moodle course to view the Graded Video Assignment grade.  

Video Dropbox Grade 

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