What should I include in my video walkthrough?
Video walkthroughs are a recording of your screen that walks through the test you want created. We recommend CloudApp or Loom (video creation tools) for easy recording and sharing of video file URLs. To help clarify what needs to be written, narrate the actions you are taking and the expected results you need verified in the test.
Here is an example video of a video walkthrough for Amazon.
It is encouraged to show the necessary set up steps for the test in the video. Also, if applicable, you can describe embedded tests and variables to use in the notes section of the Test Writing Service test writing request outline.
How do I upload a video file?
To provide access to your video walkthrough, host it somewhere accessible and paste the link where your video can be watched into the Link to Video field. The video URL will be shared with the test writer who will write the test.
Note: If you store your videos using Google Drive, be sure to set the sharing permissions to “anyone with the link can view”).
Can I submit one video for multiple tests?
To receive the highest quality tests that map to your expectation of what you want tested, we encourage creating individual small-in-scope walkthroughs that map one test to each video. If you choose to submit one video for multiple tests, it is best to:
- Create a unique title for each test
- Paste the video URL into each of the Link to Video fields
- Indicate the beginning and ending timestamp in the Additional Notes section where the test begins and ends (Test title – Account Settings: Change Team. Additional Notes – 1:32-2:45, for example)
Do I need to describe the test in the Additional Notes section in addition to sharing a video?
No, you only need to submit the video walkthrough. If you forgot a step, or want to clarify something, or provide supplemental information, use the Additional Notes field to share clarifying information for the test writers. There is no need to create a video walkthrough and describe the test in detail in writing.
Do I need to narrate the videos, or is simply showing what to click on enough?
Narrating is necessary for the test writers to understand what you want to be verified during a test.
How do the tests get written?
Your video walkthroughs are used as instructions for trained test writers to create, run, and optimized to pass on a platform of your choosing, and returned to you.
If at any point the tests are blocked due to environmental issues, missing data, a bug, etc, you will need to unblock the test for the test writers to continue.