A mashup lecture includes both videos and PDF slides, and allows students to easily view text resources and videos at the same time. This article outlines how instructors can create and add this type of dynamic lecture to their courses.
Adding a Mashup Lecture to the Course Curriculum
1. Navigate to the Curriculum page in your course management tools.
2. On the side, hover your cursor over the grey space within a section, where you want the mashup lecture to be placed. Click the + icon that appears.
3. Select Lecture, enter a title and click Add Lecture.
4. Next, click the +Content button that appears on the lecture item.
5. Select Mashup.
Uploading the Lecture Content
After adding the mashup placeholder to the curriculum, it's time to add the lecture’s content. Mashups are created with a video file and a PDF document (please note that the file uploads are limited to 1.0 GB).
You can follow the steps below to add PDF slides and a video to your mashup lecture:
1. Add a video and PDF to the lecture by clicking upload video and upload PDF file (currently videos and files can only be added to mashup lectures via the browser uploader, and not the bulk file uploader). Once the files are uploaded they will begin processing. Depending on your internet connection speed, the files should take about 5 minutes to process.
Please note: in order for the video and slides to finish processing, the curriculum page must be kept open in your browser.
2. Once the files have finished uploading, select the slides you wish to use, by clicking on the slide arrows or dashes below
3. Next, click Use this Video and Use this Presentation when you're ready to continue
Synchronizing the Video and PDF Slides
Once you have uploaded your video and PDF slide, you can synchronize the mashup lecture with the Text Editor. Add the slide and time in the format of the slide’s number, and the time you want it to appear in the video. Please note that the first slide must appear at the beginning of the lecture. Accordingly, 1, 0 must be entered for the first PDF slide. If you want the second slide to appear at say, the 20-second mark, then you would enter 2, 20. If you enter 6, 420, the sixth slide in the presentation will appear at the 8-minute mark (420 seconds).
You can also use hh:mm:ss format (2:05) to time the appearance of the slides.
When you're finished synchronizing the slides with the video, click Continue & Preview. If you're satisfied with how everything looks, click Save & Continue. If you’re adding the lecture to a published course, then you will need to click on Publish in the Course Curriculum, in order to make it live.
Below is an example of how a finished mashup lecture will appear, when the video is selected for the foreground.
If a student clicks on the slide image on the bottom right, then the slide will switch places with the video, and will appear in the foreground.
Please note: video-PDF mashup lectures are not supported by the preview function, and as a result, we recommend instructors do not select them for a course's Free Preview.
If you have any additional questions regarding how to create a Mashup lecture, please contact our support team.