TWEN Multimedia Options Help Professors Flip the Classroom

On May 23, 2013, law school professors were given new functionality within TWEN and no longer need to upload large files to Law School Exchange (LSE) for the purpose of importing back into their TWEN course.

This will make it so much easier to integrate multimedia into their teaching.

  • Simply “Add an item” from your Document Page (like any other document) and browse to your desired audio or video file.


  • All MP4, WMV, MP3, WMP, MPG, AVI, MOV, 3GP, M4A, WAV, and AAC are supported.


  • File Size Limits for each Multimedia file is 1.25 GB!!! (Previously 15 MB) “All Uploads count again your school’s multimedia document storage pool” just means that you should not use TWEN to store multimedia files. (Limit for each standard document that is not Multimedia (eg Word, PDF) remains the same at 50 MB and files larger than 15 MB count against online file directory limits.)
  • TWEN will detect whether or not professors are uploading multimedia. If a supported multimedia file type is detected they will see a different set of permissions and options. For mulitmedia, a Permission’s box MUST be checked. If professors do not check it, they will see error:


  • Professors control whether to allow students to download the Multimedia:


  • Depending on what professors select, when students click on “Options” they will see one of these menus. AGAIN, this is controlled by the ADMIN when they upload multimedia. This is not an option available for regular documents, only multimedia:

5   OR


 This exciting new TWEN feature will allow professors to add and assign videos for students to view or audio for students to listen to at home, leaving more time in class for other activities…in other words, flipping the class!


3 Responses to TWEN Multimedia Options Help Professors Flip the Classroom

  1. Mary Lynch says:

    Did this go to all faculty at abany?

    Mary A. Lynch
    Albany Law School
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Center for Excellence in Law Teaching
    Director, Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic
    Editor, Best Practices for Legal Education Blog
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    Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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