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These guidelines are standard instructions for EduBit assessments where you are required to produce a photo or video as evidence of assessment.

Photos

  • What should I include in the photos?
    Make sure the photos show what is being asked for. Read the task instructions again to make sure you haven't missed anything.
  • What quality should the photos be?
    Make sure the photos are in focus and show enough detail that an assessor can read any text they need to.
  • How do I make sure the lighting is adequate?
    You might need to bring in a lamp or torch for good lighting if you are taking photos in a dark place.
  • What equipment do I need?
    Most smart phones will take good photos. You don't need an expensive camera.
  • Can someone help me?
    If you need to, ask a friend or colleague to take the photo for you. In some cases, you need to be in the picture to prove that you are the one doing the work.
  • What is the maximum file size?
    The combined maximum file size is 20MB for all files uploaded. Make sure your file size is not too large. Many cameras produce very large image files that will exceed our file size limit.
    There are several free image editing software programmes available. For example, GIMP, Canva, Paint are popular editing platforms that works on most computers. You can also edit photos on your mobile phone.

Videos

  • How do I make sure my video will work?
    Before you submit your video always open the video link to check it opens correctly and can be watched by the assessor.
  • What equipment do I need?
    All you need is a smartphone camera capable of recording video, with audio capability. To download the video from your phone you will either need access to Wi-Fi or data. Alternatively, you can use your phone’s USB cable to connect your phone directly to the computer.
  • Can I ensure the security of the video?
    EduBits videos must be uploaded to YouTube for assessment. Ensure that you set the video to ‘unlisted’ so only people with the link can view the content. The video will only be viewed by the marker. The content will only be stored if this is required for post-moderation purposes. Check with your employer before videoing to ensure it is okay to create the video at work. Always seek permission from any other people who appear in the video.
  • How long should the video be?
    Refer to the assessment criteria for the EduBit you are completing to see if there is a minimum or maximum length specified.
  • Should I edit the video?
    This is up to you. You can if you wish, however the video should contain the evidence required in the criteria.
  • Can someone else take the video?
    Yes, that’s fine as long as the assessment steps are followed.
  • Do I need to use audio?
    Yes, the audio must be on during the whole video.
  • What level of video and audio quality do I need?
    The quality of the video and audio needs to be good enough to be clearly viewed and heard by the marker to assess the skills/tasks being shown.

Follow these steps to ensure your video can be marked

  • Plan: Plan and practice the skill and/or tasks you are required to perform several times before producing the video.
  • Video: If someone else is recording the video, they should rest their hands on something, e.g. a table or bookshelf, to help keep steady. If you are doing it yourself, rest the phone on something but make sure you are in the shot. A wide shot is generally preferable although some close-ups may be needed. Avoid filming towards bright lights or the sun.
  • Audio: Choose a time of day and place to take the video where other noises are unlikely to interrupt the audio. Work off notes and practice reading these out to ensure you say what you need to within the maximum video time.
  • Review: Watch and listen to the video before you submit it. Check that you have covered the skills and/or tasks required in the assessment criteria. If you are not completely happy, redo the video.
  • Check the link works: Before you submit your video always open the video link to check it opens correctly and can be watched by the assessor.

To upload and submit your video for assessment use these instructions.