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Uploading Files and Videos

Some course summatives require learners to submit a file or video to demonstrate implementation of course content. The following steps provide guidance on how to upload files and videos to Beacon courses.

Moving a file from a mobile device to a desktop/laptop:

  • Locate and select the photo or document on your device.
  • Press upload/download icon (on the device) to access choices.
  • Select email.
  • Email the file to yourself.
  • Open the email on your computer.
  • Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Upload a file/video from your iOS device (already saved):

  • Locate your file/video on your device and ensure Live Photos is off.
    • If the Live Photos icon is yellow (or gold), Live Photos is currently turned on and needs to be turned off. (This feature only applies to photos, not documents)
    • Tap the icon to turn Live Photos off.
  • Log in at https://www.beaconeducator.com/.
  • Open your summative.
  • Select Choose File.
  • Select Photo Library or select where you saved the document.
  • Select the file/video you want to upload. Note: Make sure you select and upload the correct format. For example: A file cannot be uploaded as a video; a video cannot be uploaded as a file.
  • To save but not submit: click Save & Close if you are not ready to submit the summative.
  • To save and submit: click Submit to Facilitator if you are ready to submit the summative.
  • Note: A video will not upload if it is too large or in the wrong format. See the article “Converting and Compressing Videos” for solutions.

Take a picture and upload from an iOS device:

  • Log in at https://www.beaconeducator.com/.
  • Open your summative.
  • Select Choose File.
  • Select Take photo or video.
  • Take a photo of your document.
  • Select Use photo.
  • To save but not submit: click Save & Close if you are not ready to submit the summative.
  • To save and submit: click Submit to Facilitator if you are ready to submit the summative.

Upload a file/video from an Android device (already saved):

  • Log in at https://www.beaconeducator.com/.
  • Open your summative.
  • Select Choose File.
  • Select files or documents that you wish to upload.
  • Select the check mark to go back to the course.
  • To save but not submit: click Save & Close if you are not ready to submit the summative.
  • To save and submit: click Submit to Facilitator if you are ready to submit the summative.
  • Note: A video will not upload if it is too large or in the wrong format. See the article “Converting and Compressing Videos” for solutions.

Take a picture and upload from an Android device:

  • Log in at https://www.beaconeducator.com/.
  • Open your summative.
  • Select Choose File.
  • Select the camera button.
  • Take a photo.
  • Confirm you wish to upload this.
  • To save but not submit: click Save & Close if you are not ready to submit the summative.
  • To save and submit: click Submit to Facilitator if you are ready to submit the summative.

Scanner or Web Cam

  • Scan or use the web cam on your computer to take a picture of the document.
  • Save the document on your computer.
  • Log in at https://www.beaconeducator.com/.
  • Open your summative.
  • Select Choose File.
  • Locate your saved document.
  • Select Open.
  • To save but not submit: click Save & Close if you are not ready to submit the summative.
  • To save and submit: click Submit to Facilitator if you are ready to submit the summative.