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Using video in Boardmaker Online activities

by Support Team October 01, 2018

You can incorporate videos into interactive activities in Boardmaker Online. This tutorial will cover
  • Uploading Your Own Videos
  • Creating an Activity that Plays a Video

Upload Your Own Videos

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  • Select My Boardmaker from the Red Toolbar
  • Select My Media

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  • Select Upload File
  • Note the acceptable file types for video: .avi, .flv, H.264, .mp4, mpeg, .wmv
  • Select Browse 

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  • Navigate to and select the desired video on your computer.
  • Select Open 

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  • Name the video by typing in the text box.
  • Select Save
The video file is now part of your My Media collection

Create an Activity that Plays a Video

NOTE: There are 2 different ways a video may be played within an activity, and each has an Action.
Popup Video launches the selected video in a popup window, plays it to completion, and then closes the popup. This is best for a short video that you always want to play in its entirety.
Open Video Player opens the selected video in a player with controls that allow the individual to play, pause, repeat, and close the player. This is best for a longer video that you may want to watch only partially.

To incorporate a Popup Video in Your Activity:
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  • Select Create Activities from your Home Page
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  • Select New Blank Activity to create an activity from scratch, or Select a template if you would like to create using a template.

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  • Select the button that will launch the video. You may populate it with a label and symbol using Edit-in-Place.
  • Select Edit Actions from the bottom of the Properties Panel.

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  • Scroll down to Select PopupVideo from the list of Actions on the left.
  • Then select My Media from the dialog box.

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  • Enter the name of your video in the search box and Enter
  • Select your video from the search results and then click Select
  • Select Save
  • Complete your activity and Save.
  • The video will now launch in a popup window when the button is selected in Play Mode.

To Incorporate Open Video Player in Your Activity:
  • Select Create Activities from your Home Page
  • Select New Blank Activity to create an activity from scratch, or Select a template if you would like to create using a template.
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  • Select the button that will launch the video. You may populate it with a label and symbol using Edit-in-Place.
  • With the button selected. Select Edit Actions from the bottom of the Properties Panel.

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  • Type openvideo in the search box.
  • Then select OpenVideoPlayer from the dropdown

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  • Select My Media

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  • Enter the name of your video in the search box and Enter
  • Select your video from the search results and then click Select
  • Select Save
  • Complete your activity and Save.
  • The video player will now launch when the button is selected in Play Mode.

NOTE: If you are adding the action PopupVideo or OpenVideoPlayer to a button in an activity that you are creating with a template, the button likely has one or more actions in it already. You may add the PopupVideo action to the list of actions for that button. Do not delete any of the button’s preexisting actions.

NOTE: If you are part of a Boardmaker Online district subscription, you already have some video files in My Media. You can incorporate any of those in your interactive activities as well by entering the name of the video in the search box in the step above.
The Videos include:
  • Elephant on a Stool
  • Bubble Pop
  • Car Zooming
  • Fireworks
  • Flower Grow
  • Giraffe Eating
  • Penguin Slide
  • Pig Lifting
  • Skywrite
  • Spider Trampoline
  • Water Skier
  • Rocket Launch
  • Monkey Jump
  • Milkshake Slurp
  • Hippo Pants
  • Fish Chomp
  • Dragon Roasting
  • Dog Sneeze
  • Bird Pulling Worm
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