Add Video Instructions to a Lesson

Quaver teachers can add recorded video instructions to any lesson or assignment that is distributed to students. These video instructions will automatically pop open for students when they launch the assignment.

Note: The examples used below are from QuaverMusic, but the same functionality is available in QuaverSEL curriculum resources as well.

To add Written or Video instructions to any assignment or lesson:

  • Double click on a custom assignment or lesson in Resource Manager until the menu of the assignment’s content appears
  • Click on the screen you’d like to add instructions to. This triggers the screen info panel that appears in the middle of your Resource Manager.
  • Select MENU and EDIT NOTES/VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS 

To add Written instructions: 

  • If you would like to add written instructions, type instructions into the text box and click SAVE.

To add Video instructions:

  • If you would like to add VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS, click VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS in the top right corner of the instructions box.
  • To RECORD a video, click the red RECORD button. Click STOP when you are done recording. You’ll have five minutes to record your video. 
  • When you’ve finished recording, click the purple PLAYBACK button to play back your recording. 
  • If you’re satisfied with your recording, click the green SAVE button.
  • Click SAVE again when you’re back on the main instructions box.
  • To re-record your video, click the record button and click OK when asked if you would like to erase your work and replace the recorded video.
  • To UPLOAD a video from your device, click the blue UPLOAD button in the bottom right corner. 
  • Select CHOOSE FILE and choose a video from your device to upload. The video must be an .mp4 or .mov file and under 300 MB and 5 minutes in length. 
  • Click SAVE to save your uploaded video instructions.
  • Click SAVE again when you’re back on the main instructions box.

To view what Video instructions for assignments will look like to students: 

  • Double click on a custom assignment in Resource Manager until the menu of the assignment’s content appears
  • Click on the screen you added instructions to. This triggers the screen info panel that appears in the middle of your Resource Manager.
  • You’ll now see a new video icon that appears.
  • Click the icon to preview your video. This is what your students will see when they view the instructions in their assignment. Please note that these will automatically pop up for students when they open the screen.
  • Seeing a “working clock” and a message that your video is being converted? This means your video is still being converted and may take a moment or two to appear. 
  • If the following message appears:
    • Click OK to wait for the video to finish converting on this screen.
    • Click CANCEL to exit out of these instructions, wait for the video to finish converting, and return later to view the instructions

Once students have been given the assignment, they’ll be able to view the video instructions as they will pop up automatically. They can also view them by clicking INSTRUCTIONS on their assignment.

To add Video instructions to a new assignment or lesson using a Resource Creation screen: 

  • Select a folder from the right hand side of your Resource Manager and click FILE – MENU and NEW ASSIGNMENT TEMPLATE or NEW LESSON.
  • Name your Assignment or Lesson and click SAVE.
  • Select your new assignment or lesson and select MENU and NEW SCREEN.
  • Choose an option from the Resource Creation screen like a Checklist screen.
  • Select ADD/EDIT NOTES from the right hand side of your screen. 
  • Click VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS on the Instructions box. 
  • From here, you’ll have the option to record or upload a video, just as you did before. 

To add Video instructions:

  • If you would like to add VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS, click VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS in the top right corner of the instructions box.
  • To RECORD a video, click the red RECORD button. Click STOP when you are done recording. You’ll have five minutes to record your video. 
  • When you’ve finished recording, click the purple PLAYBACK button to play back your recording. 
  • If you’re satisfied with your recording, click the green SAVE button.
  • To re record your video, click the record button and click OK when asked if you would like to erase your work and replace the recorded video.
  • To UPLOAD a video from your device, the blue UPLOAD button in the bottom right corner. 
  • Select CHOOSE FILE and choose a video from your device to upload. The video must be an mp4 or .mov file and under 300 MB and 5 minutes in length. 
  • Click SAVE to save your uploaded video instructions. 

You can preview what these Video instructions will look like at any point.

  • Double click on a custom assignment or lesson in Resource Manager until the menu of the assignment or lesson’s content appears
  • Click on the screen you added instructions to. This triggers the screen info panel that appears in the middle of your Resource Manager.
  • You’ll now see a new video icon that appears.

Once students have been given the assignment or see the lesson, the instructions will pop up automatically when they open the screen. They’ll also be able to view the video instructions by clicking INSTRUCTIONS on their assignment.