Frequently Asked Questions

When you raise your hand with a question, we’ve got the answer!

Sharing Videos:

What happens after I upload a video?

An email is sent to our moderators, which states that a new video has been uploaded and the video is put into queue in our screening room. Only our moderators have the ability to view the video at this point. Next your video is vetted by our publishers and checked for accuracy, relevancy, and suitability for the site. If it meets all our requirements it is then approved and posted on Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library for everyone to see.

Can I download videos onto my computer so I can view them later?

All media on this site is designed for viewing while you are online only. There are no download links to save videos onto your computer. You must be connected to the Internet to watch the videos.

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Watching Videos:

What are the minimum requirements my computer must have in order to watch videos on Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library?

For optimum viewing it is recommended that you have high speed Internet. The videos won't run as well on a slower connection.

What do I need to have to watch videos on Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library?

You need to have a Windows or Macintosh computer with a high speed Internet connection and an Internet browser program (note: for optimum viewing on Internet Explorer version 7 or higher is recommended). To view videos on Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library you will need Flash player installed. We recommend having Flash player version 9 or higher so you can watch videos in full screen mode. Most computers will play Flash videos without any additional action required. If you do not have Flash, it should prompt you to download it the first time you click on a video.

Will I need any plugins to view the videos?

You should not need to download any plugins to view videos on Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library, however if you have an older computer you may need to download Flash. If you don’t have Flash, you can download it for free here. We also recommend that you have JavaScript enabled to properly view our menu links. The site will still function if JavaScript is disabled, but some of the menu’s aesthetics will be lost.

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Copyright:

Can a video that I want to upload to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library contain ANY copyrighted audio, images, or video footage?

If you have any questions concerning copyright, please visit our Terms of Use.

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Video Formats:

What format should my video be in before uploading it to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library?

Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library accepts multiple movie formats, but for optimum encoding, we recommend that you export it from your timeline into an .mp4 movie (.mpeg4).

If your video is larger than the maximum size of 100 MB, here are some suggestions to make it smaller:

  • If you don’t mind lowering the quality of your video, try lowering your bit rate. If you’re using Windows Media you will need to lower the quality slider bar to make the file smaller.
  • If you do not want to lower your video quality, try splitting your timeline into multiple smaller segments. If you export your video in small sections, you can upload the video in parts like a series (for example, "Angles in Circles – Part 1, Angles in Circles – Part 2, etc.).

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Uploading Videos to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library:

How do I upload a video to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library?

  1. Go to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library.
  2. In the upper right hand corner of the screen, click on the “Upload Video” link.
  3. Click on the “Browse…” button and locate the video you want to upload on your computer. Select it and press “Open”.
  4. Enter a title for your video, your name, LEARN username and password, and your email address.
  5. Enter a description of your video. Feel free to use the allowed HTML tags listed below the text box.
  6. Press the “Submit” button to send your video to our moderators for review. It may take up to 5 minutes for the video to upload, depending on its size. Do not leave the web page until you receive the message stating that “the video has been uploaded successfully” or the upload will not work.
  7. It may take up to 2 weeks for your video to display on the site, depending on the amount of videos waiting in the queue for our moderators. Only approved content will appear on the site.

Who can upload videos to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library?

Anyone in the LEARN community can upload a video to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library, but they must own the copyright to the video, as per our Terms of Use. This usually means that you must have created the video yourself.

Can a video that I want to upload Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library contain ANY copyrighted audio, images, or video footage?

If you have any questions concerning copyright, please visit our Terms of Use.

What format do my videos need to be in for uploading??

The following formats are accepted on Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library, but for optimum encoding, we recommend the .mp4 extension (.mpeg4).

Accepted Formats:
.4xm, .IFF, .MTV, .RoQ, .aac, .ac3, .aiff, .alaw, .amr, .apc, .ape, .asf, .au, .avi, .avs, .bethsoftvid, .bfi, .c93, .daud, .dirac, .dsicin, .dts, .dv, .dv1394, .dxa, .ea, .ea_cdata, .ffm, .film_cpk, .flac, .flic, .flv, .gsm, .gxf, .h261, .h263, .h264, .idcin, .image2, .image2pipe, .ingenient, .ipmovie, .lmlm4, .m4v, .matroska, .mjpeg, .mlp, .mm, .mmf, .mov, .mp4, .m4a, .3pg, .3g2, .mj2, .mp3, .mpc, .mpc8, .mpeg, .mpegts, .mpegrsraw, .mpegvideo, .msnwctcp, .mulaw, .mvi, .mxf, .nsv, .nut, .nuv, .ogg, .oma, .oss, .psxstr, .pva, .rawvideo, .redir, .rl2, .rm, .rpl, .rtsp, .s16be, .s16le, .s8, .sdp, .shn, .siff, .smk, .sol, .swf, .thp, .tiertexseq, .tta, .txd, .u16be, .u16le, .u8, .vc1, .vc1test, .video4linux, .video4linux2, .vmd, .voc, .wav, .wc3movie, .wsaud, .wsvqa, .wv, .x11grab, .xa, .yuv4mpegpipe.

Is there a file size restriction for uploading videos to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library?

Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library accepts a maximum file size of 100 MB. If your file is larger than that, consider either lowering the quality or bit rate and/or breaking the file into multiple, smaller files and creating a series of videos.

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Moderation (and removing videos):

I uploaded a video to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library, but now want to remove it. How do I go about getting it taken off the site?

In order to be as secure and safe as possible, only moderators can add or remove videos from public view on Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library. This way we can ensure that no inappropriate videos are posted to Florida Educator’s Video Learning Library. To have a video that you posted removed contact our moderators by using our Contact form.

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