Posting audio or video recordings to the projects blog

STEP I: Write a post on the course projects blog

1. Posting to the class projects blog is restricted. To get permission, email the instructor Eric Charry (echarry) the name of the person designated to upload your group’s project. If you already received permission to post your midterm project, then you still have permission and can skip this step.

2. Once you get permission, go to the class projects blog: musc108proj.blogs.wesleyan.edu
Login (under “Meta” way at the bottom on the right side) with your Wes email username (e.g. gcostanza) and email password (e.g. bosco). (Don’t use your full @wesleyan.edu address here.) Click “Write a post” (or possibly Posts: Add New or New: Post). Title your project as follows: Group name: “Name of Piece”

NOTE: Please hit the Save Draft button on the top right, which will then allow you to fill in the body of the post.

2a. If you get bounced to WesLive (Wesleyan’s Community blog) it means that you neglected to carry out step 1. DON’T POST TO WESLIVE.

3. The actual post should have the following info: name of person 1 (instrument), person 2 (instrument, vocal), etc. Composer: person’s name; lyrics: person’s name. If you electronically sample anything, list the title and composer of the piece you sample. List the name and place of recording studio and engineer. Be sure to list the names of everyone in the group and their role in the recording.

4. Then type in the title of your piece.

5. Go to STEP II and follow the instructions for uploading an audio or video file to Google Drive. Once you have copied the link from your Google Drive audio or video file you can continue on to #6.

6. Highlight the title of the piece you just typed in, click on the link icon in the menu, paste in the link from your Google Drive file (leave “open link in the same window” as is), and click “Insert” in the box.

7. Under Categories on the right hand side: 1) Uncheck Uncategorized; 2) Check 2020: spring (final). 3) If you have a video, also check “videos.”

8. Click PUBLISH if you’re ready for your post to go public. Otherwise, click SAVE, which will save it as a draft and not show up for public viewing.

9. If you want to upload photos or artwork, use the upload function below the post window. If you add much supplementary material, use the MORE icon (4th in from the right on the post menu bar) so that the post will just show the first few lines of text and enable the user to click on “Read the rest of this entry” to see the rest.

10. Check to make sure that your audio or video file plays directly in your browser window–that is the only acceptable format. If when you click on your file it opens up in iTunes, go back to Step II, #2a and fix the content type.

STEP II: Upload your audio or video project to the class space on Charry’s Google Drive.

1a. Audio recordings must be mp4 or mp3 format (importing to iTunes and converting to AAC will yield an mp4 file ).

1b. Video recordings should be in Quicktime format and compressed to less than 100Meg.

2. Upload your audio or video file to:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AFDkIUtY2tj-g3TacCsTL9v0Unccvye4?usp=sharing

If you are not already signed into Google with your Wesleyan account, click the Sign In button at the top right, using your full Wesleyan email address (e.g., gcostanza@wesleyan.edu), then you will be sent to a Wesleyan sign-in page. Use your full Wes email address again and Wes password to get in.

Upload your audio or video file to the Google Drive either by a) dragging it into the Google Drive window, or b) click “+ New” in the upper left corner, then select File Upload, then locate your file in your electronic device.

3) Enable anyone to listen to or view your recording, and copy the link to paste in your blog post:

a) Click once on the file you uploaded to highlight it;

b) Click the Share icon button (at the top right, looks like a person+ icon, between the link icon and the eye icon);

c) A “Share with others” box will appear. In the top panel, click on the box that reads “Anyone at…”

d) A dropdown menu will appear. Click on More.

e) Select the option for “On- Anyone with the link” and hit Save.

f) The “Share with others” box will reappear. To copy the link, either click the “Copy link” button or the “Get Shareable link” link icon in the top right.

Go back to STEP I, #5 and continue there for pasting.