1. Prompts
  2. Video Recording
  3. How to Submit Your Entry
  4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  5. More Information

The contest is now closed. Thank you for your interest.


CASTING CALL! Want to share your perspective about online learning? Do you like prizes? Carleton Online and the Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) will be launching the new Online Learning Orientation in May 2021, and we’re looking for Carleton students to share their experiences so we can feature them in this online course.

We want to hear it all — what your first Zoom class was like, what aspects of online learning went well, challenges you faced and how you got back on track — any advice you wish you had received before taking your first online course.

To participate, submit a 1-2-minute video telling us about your experience with online learning. When your video is received, you will be entered into a draw to win a $100 Amazon gift card. If your video is selected, you will be contacted for a follow-up interview and you will receive a $50 gift card for your participation. Segments from your interview, and possibly your video entry, will be included in an online course about online learning, available to Carleton University students, staff and faculty.

Deadline: Videos must be received by March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

See More Information for full contest rules and regulations.


Want to participate but not sure what to say? Try one of these prompts to begin your video.

When it comes to online learning,

I really enjoyed…

I found it challenging when… And I overcame this by…

I attribute my success to…

I managed my time effectively and minimized distractions by….

I interacted with my instructors and/or peers using…

These are suggestions only.

Video Recording

Your video should be…

  • About 1–2 minutes long.
  • In .mp4 or .mov format.
  • Recorded in landscape (horizontal), not portrait.
  • High quality (i.e., 720p minimum).

Follow these tips for better self-recorded videos:

  • Keep your eyes on the lens.
  • Don’t stand directly in front of windows or bright lights.
  • Record in a quiet environment, preferably indoors.
  • Use the main camera on the back of your phone rather than the selfie camera.
  • Hold your gaze at the lens for five seconds before and after speaking.
  • Watch for glare from glasses.
  • Avoid noisy jewellery.
  • Be mindful of your message and speak from the heart.

How to Submit Your Entry

Step 1: Record a video using the method that is most convenient for you (e.g., the camera on your mobile device). Your video should be…

  • About 1–2 minutes long.
  • In .mp4 or .mov format.
  • Recorded in landscape (horizontal), not portrait.
  • High quality (i.e., 720p minimum)

There are many ways and programs to record videos. See FAQ #3 for suggestions.

Step 2: Upload your video to your MediaSpace account. You can add files to MediaSpace in the following ways:

Use the method that is most convenient for you.

Step 3: Fill out the form below with a link to your MediaSpace video.

  • NOTE: All media in MediaSpace is set to private by default. You must make your video unlisted before you submit it otherwise we will not be able to view it. Instructions for this are in FAQ #4.

Step 4: Click SUBMIT.

The form’s SUBMIT button will not appear unless…

  • You provide a cMail email address.
  • The link to your video begins with https://mediaspace.carleton.ca/.

See FAQ #5 for more.

The contest is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

More Information

Read our contest rules and regulations for more information.

Questions about Kaltura Personal Capture, MediaSpace, or KMS Go can be directed to capture@carleton.ca.

We look forward to receiving your video submission!