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Record a video and share on Google Drive

The steps below list how to record a video and upload to a Google Drive folder on a variety of devices. This is useful if your teacher has created a folder for you to share work with him or her. On mobile devices you may need to move a folder shared by your teacher from "Shared with me" to "My Drive" before you upload your video.


iOS (iPad and iPhone) 

using Google Drive app

iOS requires less steps than other devices because the iOS Google Drive app saves the video (or an image) to your device Camera Roll and uploads the video to Google Drive at the same time.
  1. Install Google Drive app, if not already installed.
  2. Login using My DE account
    • To switch from existing account:
      1. Hamburger menu
      2. Tap account name
      3. Manage accounts to add new or tap existing account.
  3. Navigate to the student folder for your course.
  4. Tap red + circle.
  5. Use Camera
    1. Switch to video
    2. Change camera to selfie, if necessary\.
    3. Start and stop recording.
    4. Tap Use Video
    5. Video is uploaded to Drive automatically and saved on your Camera Roll.
      • Do not exit or switch away from the Google Drive app until your video is finished uploading.
  6. Rename uploaded video, if necessary, and confirm it is in the correct folder.
  7. It will take a few minutes before the video is processed and you can play it in Drive.

Android

  1. Launch your camera app and record video.
  2. Install Google Drive app, if not already installed.
  3. Login using My DE account
    • To switch from existing account:
    1. Hamburger menu
    2. Tap account name
    3. Manage accounts to add new or tap existing account.
  4. Navigate to the student folder for your course.
  5. Upload your video, steps:
    1. Tap red + circle.
    2. Tap Upload.
    3. Tap Videos
    4. Tap video to upload.
  6. Rename uploaded video, if necessary, and confirm it is in the correct folder.
  7. It will take a few minutes before the video is processed and 

Mac OS X (MacBook Air) 

using QuickTime Player.

(You can also use Photo Booth instead of QuickTime Player if you export the video after recording.)
  1. Open QuickTime Player.
  2. Under File menu, choose New Movie Recording.
  3. Record by clicking the red circle.
  4. Under File menu, save video with an appropriate name to a folder such as Movies.
  5. Login to Google Drive in Chrome using your D-E username.
  6. Navigate to the student folder for your course.
  7. Upload your video, steps:
    1. Click red New button.
    2. Select File upload.
    3. Browse to the folder where you saved your video (e.g. Movies).
    4. Select video file than click Open.
  8. Rename uploaded video, if necessary, and confirm it is in the correct folder.
  9. It will take a few minutes before the video is processed and you can play it in Drive.

Windows 8 (Fujitsu Stylistic and Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga) 

using Camera Windows app

(Windows 10 is similar)
  1. Click or tap the Window/Start icon
  2. Start Camera app (purple camera icon or search for Camera)
  3. If necessary (on Fujitsu), to select selfie came, swipe up from bottom of screen and choose "Change camera".
  4. Click or tap on Video camera icon to start recording. Click square to stop.
  5. Video is automatically saved in Documents > Pictures > Camera Roll.
  6. Login to Google Drive in Chrome using your D-E username.
  7. Navigate to the student folder for our course.
  8. Upload your video, steps:
    1. Click red New button.
    2. Select File upload.
    3. Browse to the folder where your video is saved: Documents > Pictures > Camera Roll
    4. Select video file than click Open.
  9. Rename uploaded video, if necessary, and confirm it is in the correct folder.
  10. It will take a few minutes before the video is processed and you can play it in Drive
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