Inserting media files in the HTML Editor

You can use HTML Editor's Insert Stuff option to embed media files:

Insert a media file from your computer

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Select My Computer to browse and select a file from your computer.
  3. After you select a file, click Choose Destination to select or create a storage location for the file.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. Click Insert.

Insert a media file from your course offering files

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Course Offering Files to browse and select a file from your current org unit file path.
  3. Select your file from the file directory or click Upload to upload a file to the directory. You can also select a file type from the Media Type drop-down list and click Apply to filter your directory search.
  4. After you choose a file, click Next.
  5. Enter a Link Text and an Alternate Text.
  6. Click Insert.

Insert a media file from your shared files root path

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Shared Files to browse and select a file from your shared files root path.
  3. Select your file from the file directory or click Upload to upload a file to the directory. You can also select a file type from the Media Type drop-down list and click Apply to filter your directory search.
  4. After you choose a file, click Next.
  5. Enter a Link Text, if desired.
  6. Click Insert.

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Insert a media file from Learning Repository

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Learning Repository to browse available learning object repositories for objects and files.
  3. Select your file from the repository and click Next.
  4. Enter a Link Text and an Alternative Text. If your text is decorative, you can select the This is decorative check box to avoid entering alternative text. Select Start playing automatically if you want your media file to play as soon as the content item opens.
  5. Click Insert.

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Create and insert a video note

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Video Note.
  3. Click Allow when the Flash player prompts you to allow camera and microphone access.
  4. Click Record and record your video. Click Stop when you finish recording.
  5. You can click Play to preview your video note.
  6. If you want to re-record, click Clear. If you are satisfied with your recording, click Next.
  7. Enter a Title and Description of your video note. Text you provide in these fields become searchable if users have permission to search and insert other people's video notes.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Note  After this step your video note saves to Video Note Search. If you have permission to search and insert video notes, you can reuse this video in the future.

  10. You can preview the video note before you insert it.
  11. Click Insert.

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Insert an existing video note

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Video Note Search.
  3. Enter your search terms in the Search Notes field, then click Search. You can also perform a blank Search to see all search results.
  4. Select the video you want to insert and click Next.
  5. You can preview the video note before you insert it.
  6. Click Insert.

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Insert a YouTube video

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click YouTube to browse and select a video you want to insert.
  3. Click Next. You can preview the YouTube video from the YouTube Properties page.
  4. Click Insert.

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Insert a URL Link

  1. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  2. Click Insert Link to insert the URL for an online media file.
  3. Enter the URL in the URL field and click Next.
  4. Click Insert.

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