Video Note

Create short, quick and easy videos to embed in your content or feedback.

Using Video Note

Video Note is a tool that staff can use to instantly record short and convenient audio or video files and make them available for students to view in VU Collaborate. You can use Video Note to record introductions, brief explanations, or to provide feedback regarding assessments to students.

Note: You will need to work on a computer or laptop enabled with a microphone and webcam if video is required. Video Note clips are limited to a duration of no more than three minutes.

Following are the steps to Using Video Note:

Step One: Select Where to Place your Video Note

After logging in to VU Collaborate and navigating to the desired space, you have the option to either:

1.1 Add Video Note to a Module or Resource or 

1.2 Add Video Note to an Assessment Dropbox.

Tip: A Video Note can be added wherever the HTML editor is available

1.1 Adding Video Note to a Module or Resource

1.Select Content then click on the module of your choice.

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2. Click New, then New Document.

New Document 

 3. Click Insert Stuff.

Insert Stuff

1.2. Adding Video Note to an Assessment Dropbox

1. Select Assessments in the main navigation bar, then click Dropbox

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2. Click the arrow beside the Dropbox you would like to add to, then click View Submissions


view submission

3. Scroll down for the submission grid and click Evaluate Submission.

Evaluate Submission

Note: If you have already evaluated a students submission, this may say "Draft Saved" or "Published". To know more about evaluation statuses, please view Providing Feedback and Grading within VU Collaborate (WIP)

4. To the right-hand-side, click Insert Stuff within the Feedback text box under Evaluation.

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Step Two: Prepare to record Video Note

1. Select Video Note from the Insert Stuff list.

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You will need to allow Adobe Flash Player access to your camera and microphone. Click Allow button in the pop-up page.


2. To upload a video file from your computer, click Upload File, choose the file, click Next and skip to Step Five: Publish the Video.

 Upload File

Tip: To add a previously recorded video using Video Note, click Video Note Search to find your recording. You will be able to search and insert any Videonote that you have created in any of your spaces.

 search for videos

Step Three: Record Video Note

1. Click New Recording when you are ready to begin recording. 

 New Recording

2. Click Stop Recording when you are finished recording.

Stop recording

3. You can preview your video after you have finished recording by pressing the Play icon. 


Note: You can press Cancel to delete the video and record again.

Step Four: Name the Video

1. Click Next.


2. Enter a Title and Description for your video and click Next again.


Step Five: Publish the Video

1. You can preview the video again by clicking the play button.

2. Click Insert to add the video to the HTML Editor.


3. Click Publish to save and publish your Video Note. 

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Note: Video Note sometimes takes a while to transform after insertion. If this is occuring you will see the error message displayed in place of the video. Wait a while and refresh to see if your video has transformed and inserted.


Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site at for up to date information and resources on blended learning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service for further technical support.