How do I upload a video in Taskstream?

Most students in the Business  and IT programs will be transitioning to the integrated process for submission of performance assessments. During the transition, students may be submitting performance assessments in Taskstream or in their course.

 

To identify if you are part of the integrated submission process access your Course via the Student Portal and navigate to the assessment specific information. If you do not see a Taskstream Button but something similar to the screenshot below, please click here for additional information on submitting a performance assessment through your course.

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For questions regarding the access to performance assessments, please contact Assessment Services team.

 

 

Some performance assessments require you to create a video. Currently, most of these assessments ask students to use the Panopto video platform. To review a list of assessments for which students use Panopto, click here

 

If Panopto is not required for your video assessment, the instructions below detail how to use the “Videos” button on the Taskstream submission toolbar to submit your video. 

There are several key points regarding uploading a video via the “Videos” button:

 

  • Video file size must be below 500MB
  • Accepted files types include the following: 3g2, 3gp, asf, asx, avi, divx, dv, fla, flv, gvi, gvp, m1v, m2v, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpeg, MPG, qt, swf, VOB, wmv
  • If you record on your mobile device, you will need to transfer the file to your computer first (using a USB cord or a lightning cable) and then upload it in Taskstream. It’s a good idea to look for specific instructions for file transfers on your particular device before recording.
  • When your video file is uploaded in Taskstream, it will hit 100% and the file will show under “Currently Attached Uploaded Videos.” You can click on “Save and Return.”
  • Any additional documents required by the task are uploaded using the “Attachments” button on the Taskstream submission toolbar.

If you are unable to upload the video directly to Taskstream, you may upload the video to YouTube and submit the video's link as long as the following apply:

If both of these conditions apply,  follow the steps below to upload your video to YouTube and submit the link in Taskstream.

 

Steps for Uploading a Video to YouTube:

  1. Access the website by going to www.youtube.com.
  2. Click the "Sign in" button in the top-right corner. As a WGU student, your WGU single sign-on (SSO) credentials should be used to sign in. If you are already signed in the student portal, you should be logged in automatically after clicking “Sign in”.
  3. Select to upload media by clicking the "Upload" button located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. (If this is the first video you are uploading to YouTube, a window will open requesting your information. You will need to complete this information in order to continue).
  4. Change “Public” to “Unlisted” in the drop down box. Do not select “Private,” as the evaluator will not be able to access the video. Choose “Unlisted,” which allows access to those provided the link, but does not include the video in YouTube’s public listings. 
  5. Select the file from your computer to begin the upload.
  6. The page updates to an uploading page, where you will need to watch the upload progress then click “Done” when prompted.
  7. The page updates again when the video is finished processing and ready to view at the link. YouTube will give you the associated URL link to the video.
  8. Highlight the entire link and copy it. The link will be submitted to the task.

Steps for Submitting a YouTube video link in Taskstream:

  1. Access the assessment from your course of study and open the task directions.
  2. Click on the “Links” button on the Taskstream submission toolbar.
  3. Type a name for your link, then paste the link where indicated and click “Save and Return.”
  4. Upload any other required documentation using the “Attachments” button on the submission toolbar.


For assistance, questions or concerns, contact the Evaluation department’s E-Care Support team at ecare@wgu.edu.

 

 


 


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