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How to Submit Videos and Quizzes

Submitting Videos

1. Video clip specification

Quicktime or Windows Media are the preferred video formats (if you have files in both formats, please send both).

The full list of acceptable formats is: .3g2, .3gp, .asf (streaming for Windows Media Player), .avi, .dv, .flv (VP6), .mov (QuickTime multimedia), .mp4 (H.264), .mpeg, .mpg (MPEG-1 and MPEG-2), .qt (QuickTime), .wmv (Windows Media Video).


It is OK (but not essential) to include audio on your video file, but please supply the audio and video to us as a single file.


  • The size limit for an individual video file on a website is 2GB.
  • Typical video clips are up to 3 minutes long.
  • Please submit videos in the final form ready for reproduction – we are not able to undertake editing or altering of video submissions.
  • Please refer to your contract for the specified number of videos. Do not exceed the number requested.
  • Please note that we cannot accept videos that include medical patient names or any other information that could allow identification, unless permission for such use has been expressly granted by the patient in writing. Please remove such information from your clips before submission if you cannot supply written proof of consent.

2. Submitting your video

When you submit your video clip, please send the following (as Word documents):


  • A short title for each clip.
  • A longer ‘caption’ for each clip (similar to a caption for a figure in the text), explaining what is happening in the clip. This is a static caption which will be permanently on view while the video clip is running.
    • If your video includes audio, add ‘This video includes an audio commentary.’ at the beginning of your caption. Likewise, if there is no audio, include the phrase ‘This video does not include audio commentary.’
  • Number your video clips in one sequence for each chapter, using decimal numbering (Video clip 1.1, 1.2, etc.) or number in one sequence throughout (Video clip 1, Video clip 2, etc.).
  • Please use this numbering for file names, captions, and titles.
  • Video clips will be referenced in the text, so please add (e.g. ‘see Video clip 1.1’) in your text.

Submitting Quizzes

True/false quizzes

True/false quizzes can be submitted in a Word document following the format and layout below. (The answer to statement #1 is ‘true.’ The answer to statement #2 is ‘false.’)


Example:


1. Within the cell membrane the polar heads of the phospholipid molecules are hydrophilic (water loving).


True [True]      False


2. Exocytosis describes the process of cells ingesting matter.


True                  False [True]


Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Multiple choice questions give the user a choice of predetermined answers. Different options are given for each question and feedback can be provided. Please submit MCQs in a Word document, using the one of the following format options.


Option 1: If you wish to provide feedback on the correct answer only, please use the following format and layout.


Please note:

The answer options are labeled ‘A, B, C’ as below.

Identify the correct answer using "[True]"


You can include up to 5 options, and it is acceptable to vary the number of answer options given.


The feedback is given as a separate paragraph below the answer options. Identify the correct answer in your feedback. (It is OK to omit the additional explanatory text for all or some of the questions.)


Example:


1. One of the following mechanisms is apparently not involved in the increase of pulmonary vascular resistance of pulmonary arterial hypertension patients:


  1. Proliferation
  2. hrombosis
  3. Vasoconstriction
  4. Apoptosis [True]

The correct answer is D. The increase of pulmonary vascular resistance in pulmonary arterial hypertension is related to different mechanisms including vasoconstriction, obstructive remodelling of the pulmonary vessel wall, inflammation, and thrombosis.


Option 2: if you wish to give feedback on incorrect answers, please use the following format and layout.


Please note:


  • The answer options are labelled ‘A, B, C’ as above.
  • Identify the correct answer using ‘[True]’.
  • Identify the incorrect answers using ‘[False]’.
  • Add the feedback text for that option directly after the ‘[True]’ or ‘[False]’ label.
  • Include up to 5 options – it is alright to vary the number of answer options given.

Example:


1. Which of the following does NOT protect body surfaces?
  1. Skin [False] Intact skin prevents entry of microorganisms. Damage as in burns causes vulnerability to infection.
  2. Mucus [False] Mucus lining the mucosal surfaces of the body tends to inhibit direct attachment of infectious microorganisms to the mucosal surface.
  3. Gastric acid [False] Gastric acid provides a hostile environment to many microorganisms.
  4. Salivary amylase [True] The enzyme splits starch and is of importance for digestion but not for protection.
  5. Gut microflora [False] Gut microflora produce antibiotic substances, colicins, which can kill other bacteria.

Extended Matching Questions (EMQs)

Extended matching questions provide the user with a list of answers from which they can choose one or more option. One list is supplied for the complete set of questions (e.g. one chapter). Submit your EMQs as Word documents following the format and layout shown in the example below.


Please note:


  • There can be up to a maximum of 12 answer options, labeled alphabetically. (The number of options can vary for each EMQ.)
  • Arrange the options in alphabetical order (to avoid bias).
  • Include some options that are never used.
  • Repeat the options (copy-and-paste) under each question and indicate the appropriate option as ‘True’ in each case.
  • Note that there should be only one [True] option for each set of answer options.
  • When the EMQ is marked, the user will see some explanatory feedback. Please write this explanatory feedback at the end of the EMQ option as shown below. The explanatory feedback can also include a reference back to the book, e.g. ‘See Chapter 12’.

Examples:


Answer options (the answer options are the same for every question in a set)


  1. Red, White, Red
  2. Red, White, Blue
  3. Green, Orange, Red
  4. White, Red, White
  5. Red, White, Green
  6. Green, White, Red
  7. Orange, Blue, Green

1. Which list of colors best describes the order of stripes on the Austrian flag?


  1. Red, White, Red [True]
  2. Red, White, Blue
  3. Green, Orange, Red
  4. White, Red, White
  5. Red, White, Green
  6. Green, White, Red
  7. Orange, Blue, Green

A is correct. The Austrian flag has horizontal stripes.


2. Which list of colors best describes the order of stripes on the flag of Mexico?


  1. Red, White, Red
  2. Red, White, Blue
  3. Green, Orange, Red
  4. White, Red, White
  5. Red, White, Green
  6. Green, White, Red [True]
  7. Orange, Blue, Green

F is correct. The flag of Mexico has vertical stripes. Mexico’s coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is displayed in the center of the middle stripe.