9.3. Step 3. Upload a Video for an edx.org CourseΒΆ

Note

This process applies only to courses that run on the edx.org site. For information about adding video files to courses that run on Edge, see Step 3. Upload a Video for an edx Edge Course.

Making course videos available to as many learners as possible can be a complex undertaking.

  • Videos need to be available from more than one host site to play in locations around the world.
  • Videos need to be available in several different formats to play on desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices.
  • Videos need to be available for both download and streaming for learners with slow or intermittent internet connections.

To help course teams at partner institutions deliver high quality video experiences to as many learners as possible, edX offers video processing services. For each video, these services create additional file formats that are transferred to the YouTube content management system (CMS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS), and then associate all of these file formats with a single video ID that the course team enters in a video component.

This section describes the steps to organize your team, upload video files to Studio for encoding, and monitor the status of your course videos.