Users can share Speeches and Recordings with other users on the Ovation platform. The mechanism for how Speeches and Recordings are shared is different.

Speech Sharing

When a Speech is shared, its details (e.g. creation date, description, etc.) become visible to the user(s) it's shared with.

A user can then decide to download the shared Speech, at which point it is duplicated to their Ovation account. All Speech Settings in the Speech come with it, including Speech Items. Any existing child Recordings are not included with the Speech; they must be shared separately (see Recording Sharing below). A downloaded Speech is no different than one a user created themselves. They can rename it and change its settings (if it's not locked), and even re-share it. Most importantly, they can load it and begin creating Recordings with it.

Why share a Speech?

Consider this scenario: A professor is assigning her students homework to practice public speaking using Ovation. She creates a Speech and then imports text and PowerPoint slides she designed specifically for this assignment. She then goes to the Small Hotel Conference Room venue and makes the projector and timer visible. For the timer, she sets it to start at 5 minutes and count down, because that is the maximum time she wants the students to speak. She also selects a notecard to be in the user's hand.

At this point the professor shares the Speech with all of her students, who then download it. Once downloaded, these students can then load it and begin practicing (creating Recordings).

Recording Sharing

When a Recording is shared, its details (e.g. recording date, number of likes, etc.), Video Capture (if one exists), and comments become visible to the user(s) it's shared with.

A user can then decide to download a shared Recording, at which point it is only downloaded to their local PC—unlike Speeches it is not associated with their Ovation account in the cloud. Users who download a shared Recording can review its Playback, Analytics and Grades, but they cannot rename it, create a Video Capture, or share it with others.

Why share a Recording?

Sharing a Recording is the best way to receive feedback on your speaking skills and progress.

Consider this scenario, continued from the Speech sharing scenario above: The teacher wants them to practice many times and share back their best Recording. Once the students have created their best Recording, they create a Video Capture of it. They then share the Recording with their professor.

The professor logs into the Ovation Web Portal and goes to the Sharing page. They filter the list for users in their organization and begin clicking on each of their student's shared Recordings. Each click takes them to that specific Recording's page, which has its details, Video Capture, analytics, grades, and comments. After watching the Video Capture and reviewing analytics and grades, the professor can then leave a comment with their praise and/or advice. They can also use that information to provide their own grade to the student.

As an additional assignment, the professor can ask the students to peer review their fellow classmates. Here the students would share their Recordings with the entire class, and each student reviews and comments on, say, 3 other students' Recordings.

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