Upload a Video

Chris Quiroz -

The "Upload a Video" task allows a user to upload a video that may be required for further advancement in the competition. Examples include a "Tell us about yourself" video, a claymation video, or a music video.

Basic Information Tab

The Basic Information tab provides a quick overview of the elementary descriptions (Title and Description) associated with the task, and can be formatted using the Visual Editor.


Name: The name of the task - how it will appear in the Competition Design page, and referred to in every other instance within your site. 

Set a Description: This description is shown to applicants who fill out this form. Specifying a description is optional. When checked, the Visual Editor is displayed, which allows the content to be formatted accordingly.


Round & Group Tab 

The Round and Group tab allows the administrator to select which stage the task will be in, as well as the group the task should be applicable to.


Stage: The specific stage the task should be affiliated with can be selected from this drop down menu. 

Group: The Group this task should be assigned to can be selected from this drop down menu. 

Access Level: Who should have access to this task.

Submission categories: Unless explicitly specified, this task will be available to all submission categories. Note: This option is dependent on categories having been created


Behavior Tab 

The Behaviour tab presents critical options that affect the visibility of the task, as well as its importance.


Required: This option makes the task required to progress further in the contest. It is not possible to submit the application if a required task has not been completed. 

One-time only: Use this option if you only require to complete this task once. The task data will be synchronized with all other submissions belonging to the applicant. 

Viewable upon completion:  This option will determine whether the user can view their task after completing it. 

Editable after completion:  This option allows the applicant to continue making changes to this task after initially completing it. 

Editable after deadline (or before start date): This option will allow the applicant to continue to make changes to this task after the deadline has been met. 

Viewable before eligible: This option will determine whether an applicant can see a task before they can complete it (ie; before or after a start date or deadline). 

Set a deadline: Deadlines dictate when a user must complete this task by. 

Set a start date: Start dates dictate when a task can be completed. 

Prerequisites: The prerequisites option allows an administrator to dictate that an applicant must complete other tasks before being allowed to complete the current task.  These tasks can be selected within the box under 'Prerequisites'.


File Options Tab 

This tab allows the administrator to define the universal limits of all video submissions for that specific task. Should there be a need for two different sets of upload limits, it is recommended that a separate video upload task is added.


Minimum Duration of Video: Expressed in seconds, any applicant who attempts to submit a video file that does not meet this minimum duration will receive an error. A value of zero signals no minimum duration. 

Maximum Duration of Video: Expressed in seconds, should any video submissions exceed this value the user will receive an error. A value of zero signals no minimum duration. 

Maximum file size of Video: Expressed in megabytes (MB), this value represents the maximum file size that should be accepted. It is highly recommended to keep the file size under 1GB, in the interest of maintaining reasonable upload times. 

Where should the video come from?: Specify how the applicant should provide their video 

Remove Title Field: Checking this option will make it so uploaded items can’t be given a title.


Visibility Tab 

The Visibility tab allows the administrator to specify which groups this task will be visible to.


Modify visibility: This option will allow you to hide this task from users in specific groups.

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