Revised August 2015. For pedagogical context on solfège-to-video, you may wish to read “Video Solfège: Creepy, But Effective!” on this site. Another useful post for students is “How to Practice Melodic Dictation.”
Each week’s prepared singing must be submitted to D2L Dropbox for credit. Here is an overview of the procedure:
- Practice the melodies.
- Video-record yourself performing a melody.
- Upload the file to D2L Assignments in the corresponding folder.
- Repeat until all melodies due are submitted.
How to perform the melodies
- Conduct while singing.
- Each melody must be sung at an appropriate tempo, without stopping or restarting.
- You are welcome to start over and re-record a melody as many times as you like until it is fully polished; only one video per melody should be submitted, however.
How to record and submit the melodies
- Submit it as a video note in D2L:
- In your section of D2L, go to Dropbox and enter the appropriate melody’s submission folder in the Assignments area.
- In the Comments toolbar, click the insert stuff icon (it looks like a “play button” – a white triangle inside a black rectangle). Choose Video Note from the list that follows.
- If you choose to record directly into D2L, click Record Webcam Video, them follow the prompts to make the recording. If you choose to record the video first on another device, you may save it to your computer or smart phone and then use the Upload File feature at this point (but your video must be less than 5 MB to use this feature). You may Clear and re-record the melody as many times as you like until it is perfect. Click Next and follow all prompts to complete the submission.
- Videos must be submitted before the class in which they are due. Late submissions will not be accepted.
How performances are evaluated
- After the submission deadline, your professor will scan videos from each student to be sure they are being successfully received and can be viewed.
- At mid-term, the professor will spot-check two videos per student at random and assign a single grade for the pair. The professor will provide feedback to each student, including noting which videos were reviewed.
- At end-of-semester, the professor will spot-check two videos per student at random and assign a single grade for the pair. The professor will provide feedback to each student, including noting which videos were reviewed.
- Incomplete or non-functioning videos will earn a score of zero.