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First steps: How to import videos?

If you have come this far, it is because you already have your account created and you have logged in. The first thing now will be to import your first video to be able to pintag and convert it into a transmedia video. To do this, click on the blue button: Import Video that you will find in the upper right side, and paste the address of a YouTube video that you want to pintag.

More information her: Getting Started Guide (section 2)

What videos can I import?

You can currently import www.classinthebox.io videos from YouTube or Vimeo. If you need to upload other videos, we recommend that you upload them to YouTube first, set them as “Unlisted” mode and proceed to import it as described in the Getting Started Guide (section 2).

What is the Inspire Gallery?

The Inspire Gallery contains the videos made public by its users. We encourage you to make your videos public so that the amount of shared materials grows and can be used by all users.

To make a public video, go to the “My Videos” section, and without entering the video, but directly on the card of the video itself, click on the icon of the three dots in the upper right corner, from where you can make the video public.

The videos which you make public are identified by an orange triangle in the upper right corner.

What is the "My Videos" section?

It is the section where your videos are stored, both the ones you create using the citbREC extension, and the ones you import with www.classinthebox.io. When you enter for the first time, this section is empty, until you import or create your first video.

How to get/return to the "My Videos" section?

The gallery view contains a first line with videos from the Inspira Gallery (which can be enlarged by clicking on its title) and the “My Videos” section. It is the view you get when you log in. If you need to return to the “My Videos” section, you can click on the CITB logo (top left) or select “My Videos” from the menu that appears when you click on your profile image (top right).

First steps: what are they and how to put pins?

Once you have your first video uploaded, you can start pintagging, to do this, enter the video, where you will see two icons at the bottom left, the “pin” and the “tag” icons.

Pins are placed at the top of the video. They serve to clarify something, to point out a concept, provide a link, etc. They direct the video to that specific brand. To place a pin, simply click on the icon, and move the pin which appears on the top bar until it is in the place you want. It will ask you for a name and you can fill in the description of it with the information you want.

More information in this Getting Started Guide (sections 3 and 4)

First steps: What are they and how to put tags?

Once you have your first video uploaded, you can start pintagging, to do this, enter the video, where you will see two icons at the bottom left, the “pin” and the “tag” icons.

Tags are placed at the bottom of the video. They are used to mark segments, so they have two marks, the one that marks the beginning and the one that marks the end of the segment. They also serve to provide information, add links, etc. The difference with a pin is that it delimits a specific part of the video. To place a tag, click on the icon and scroll through the bottom bar to the beginning of where you want to place it, click again to release the first mark, slide to where you want to end the segment, and click again to leave the second mark fixed. Now you can enter the name of the tag and complete the information on the left side.

More information in this Getting Started Guide (sections 3 and 5)

The WYSIWYG editor

Once you have set the pin or tag marks you can complete the description. For this, you have the available space on the left, where you can write, enrich the text with various options (font type, color and size, highlight, put the text in index or superscript format, for example). You can also enter links, images, emojis and horizontal bars.

How to edit pins and tags?

To edit pins and tags (always from your videos, that is, those which are in the “My Videos” section) you can click and edit directly on the title of each pin/tag, or on their description. If you want to “move” a pin or a site tag, simply click and drag the corresponding bars until they are in the new position.

How to change the color of pins and tags?

To change the color of the pins and tags, click on the icon of the three dots next to the pin or the tag in the pintagging area (to the left of the video). Select “colour” and choose the colour you need. You can also directly enter the hexadecimal code of the color you want.

How to make the video pause at a certain pin or tag?

Pausing the video at certain pins and tags is optional, so it can be set manually. To do this, click on the icon of the three dots next to the pin and the tag in the pintagging area (to the left of the video) and click on “Pause Off” to change the setting. To make sure that pause is on, the word “(pause)” appears next to the pin or tag title.

Pins and tags in “window mode” make the video stop automatically, without having to set the pause.

What is window mode and how to activate it?

We can make the video stop on the pin or tag that we want and a pop-up window will appear automatically with inserted content, for example, a Google form, an interactive image from Genially or a Topworksheets activity.

The window mode is set with a pause automatically, so you will not have to activate it manually.

To insert content in window mode, go to the corresponding pin or tag (in the pintagging area to the left of the video) and click the three dots icon. Select “window mode” and enter the url of the content you want to insert.

To test it, “refresh” the page in the browser and play the video at the time you have programmed the window to appear. If it doesn’t work, check first that the url entered is correct. There are certain websites which do not allow their content to be inserted in other pages, in this case we recommend you deactivate the window mode, and add a simple link to the content you need in the description of the pin or tag.

How to share a pintagged video?

You can share a pintagged video from within the video itself or from outside (from the gallery view: whether it is yours or if it is in the Inspire Gallery). To do this, press the “share” icon and select how you want to share it: QR code, link, email, Google Classroom, Whatsapp, Twitter or Wakelet.

The share icon is located at the bottom of the video, both on the video itself and on the video card that you will find in the gallery view.

How to generate an interactive PDF?

You can generate an interactive pdf with all the information contained in the pins and tags. To do this, from within the video, click on the PDF button that you will find in the lower right part of the video (from within the video), you will see a preview of the pdf and then click on “Generate” to save or print it.

How to edit a video from the Inspire Gallery?

The videos in the Inspire Gallery belong to their creators, but they have been uploaded there so you can use them as they are or make them your own and customize them as you please. If you want to edit a video from the Inspire Gallery you will first have to “clone” it. When cloning it, a copy will be created in the “My Videos” section that you can now edit and customize as you want.

Why to clone a video? How is it done?

You can clone videos for two different reasons:

To get a copy of a video in the Inspire Gallery.

To create copies of videos in the “My Videos” section. The latter can help you create different versions of the same video, for example, for different groups, or for different levels.

To clone a video, go to the video card in the gallery view, and click on the three dots icon at the top right. There you will find the option to “Clone video”. The system will ask you if you want to clone only the video, or clone it including the pins and tags and the original video.

How to rename a video?

You can change the name of a video from the gallery view, by clicking on the three dots on the card of the same video. Select “Rename” to rename the video.

How to delete a video?

You can delete a video from the gallery view by clicking on the three dots on the card of the same video. Select “Delete” to delete the video.

Can I download a video? How is it done?

You can download videos only if you have created them using the citbREC extension. If you have imported them from YouTube or Vimeo (even if you own them) you will not be able to download them with www.classinthebox.io.

If you can download a video (because it has been created with citbREC) you will get the “Download video” icon in the sharing options of the video card (from the gallery view).

What is "assign as assignment"? How is it done? ⭐

If your subscription is Pintaguer+ or you belong to a School Plan, you will see that your videos can be “assigned as assignment”. That is, you can make your own students work on the same video, each pintagging their own view of the video. To assign a video as an assignment, your students must first have an account in the system (see here).

To “assign as assignment” a video, follow these steps:

Prepare the video that you want to assign as assignment, for example, you can put a pin at the beginning of the video to give the instructions to the students (for example, tag the main ideas of the video, do the activities that I leave you in the video, etc.)

Click the “Assign as assignment” icon that you will find both on the card of the video itself (in the gallery view) and in the lower right part of the video itself. (Blue icon with a paper clip)

Name the assignment (This is used, for example, to differentiate the assignments of different groups, for example “1C Invertebrate Animals”).

Share the link to your students with the way of sharing that you prefer.

From this moment the students (once logged in) will be able to pintagged the video following the instructions that they have been asked to do. The students will work on the same video, however they will not see the work that the others are doing, only the pins and tags that they themselves put (in addition, of course, to those that the teacher has put, which can never be edited or deleted by the students).

To review the work done by the students, the teacher has (as long as they have a Pintaguer+ or Plan School subscription) the “Assignments” section (accessible from the menu that appears when you click on the profile image, at the top right).

How does the "Assignments" section work? ⭐

The “Assignments” section is only accessible to users with the teacher profile who have a “Pintaguer+”Plan or “School Plan” subscription. The Assignments section is accessed from the menu that appears when you click on the profile image (top right).

The Assignments section allows you to view active assignments (those that are currently open and can be seen by students). It also allows you to “archive” (because they are no longer relevant) and “delete” them (delete them permanently, for example because we have already changed the school year). When archiving or deleting an assignment, the original video is not deleted, but will continue to be available in the “My Videos” section.

The teacher can also “close an assignment” (from the three dots menu at the top right of the task), which means that no more responses by the students are allowed (that is, the video can no longer be edited by the students, although they can access it to view it and see their pins and tags). This can be used, for example, if we want to prevent students from modifying their work while we are evaluating it.

When entering an assignment itself, the pins and tags of all the students in the class appear. This view (which can be overwhelming at first) can give us an idea of ​​how the class has responded, for example, if they have marked the same main ideas or not, if they have answered the same answers or not, etc. But we can also click on each of the students to see their individual work. You can display the student list by clicking on the icon with the three lines which appear at the top right of the assignment (ATTENTION: this drop-down icon only appears when at least one student has accessed the assignment).

Being in the individual video of a student, the teacher can write a feedback comment (feedback) and even give a grade, in the green icon that appears below the video on the left. By completing these fields, the student will receive an email informing that the work has been evaluated, and they must log in themselves and open the pintagged video to see this information.

It is also possible to write directly on the pins and tags that the students have written to add comments.

What are the different ClassInTheBox plans?

Free Plan: It is the free version of ClassInTheBox, it allows three videos in the “My Videos” section, and in the case of videos created with the citbREC extension, a maximum duration of 30 minutes per video.

Pintaguer Plan: It is the first paid version. It allows you to create unlimited videos for personal and professional use on a small scale (for your students, for example). In case of videos created with the citbREC extension, the maximum duration of the videos is 60 minutes.

Pintaguer+ Plan: It is the second paid version. It allows you to create unlimited videos for personal and professional use on a small scale (for your students, for example) and has the Student Module and the Assignments secion, with which you can share and evaluate the work done by the students. In case of videos created with the citbREC extension, the maximum duration of the videos is 90 minutes.

School Plan: It is the version for schools, each individual user has the same characteristics as those of the Pintaguer+ plan at a much lower price as it was acquired by the school for its teachers and students.

Content Creator Plan: It is the version for great content creators. Allows you to create unlimited videos for commercial or institutional use (companies, museums, etc.). In case of videos created with the citbREC extension, the maximum duration of the videos is 90 minutes.

What is the difference between ClassInTheBox, citbREC and ClassInTheBox.io?

ClassInTheBox: It is the ClassInTheBox video conference system. It consists of the physical CITB device, either portable or integrated into HALO panels or HalOPS, running with the ClassInTheBox extension and enabling the various camera and sound modes.

ClassInTheBox REC: It is the ClassInTheBox screen recording system (through the citbREC extension that also incorporates and unifies the functionalities of the previous extension). Allows screen recording and live dialing with pins and tags. It can be used to record a video conference or a video tutorial using, or not, the ClassInTheBox device. If used, the different camera modes can be activated in the recording (camera switching, duplo, duplo mini, etc.). The videos recorded with citbREC go to the classinthebox.io website.

ClassInTheBox.io: It is the website where the videos created with citbREC are hosted and also the website where external videos are imported to be painted. It is the place where transmedia videos are created regardless of whether they are created with citbREC or imported from the internet.