Have you been looking for an easy way for students to share their video projects with you? If you’re a Google Apps school, then the answer is right there in front of you.
As an added bonus, videos you’ve uploaded to Google Drive and videos shared with you can be embedded in Google Sites. Just insert the video from your Google Drive. This is a wonderful way to share student projects.
Unfortunately, this only works in Sites. If you want to embed a video in Google Slides (Presentations), your only option is still YouTube.
Add the Google Drive Mobile app to the mix and students can record videos on their Android, iPhone, or iPad and upload them directly to their Google Drive account on your school’s Google Apps domain. With 30GB of space, students have plenty of room if they avoid uploading bulky HD Video files.
As for the “Warning” in my video, I discovered some issues when you try uploading a video from an iPad or mobile device connected to our school network. Contacting Google support was both easy and helpful. They assisted me in troubleshooting the issue and determined that there may be some issues with our filter/firewall. For those of you who like technical stuff, here is what Google Drive needs in order to work properly: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2589954?hl=en