Insert Media and Code

Add a File

While creating a thread or responding to somebody else's thread, attach a file to your post. Files can be most file types, documents, images etc.

Step 1

Start a thread or reply to a thread.

Step 2

After entering the subject and the text of the reply, select the Add Attachments link.

Step 3

Select Upload and locate the file on your computer.

Step 4

Select the file and then select Open.

Step 5

Alternatively, drag and drop a file into the drag area.

Step 6

Select the Post button.

The file is attached to the post and can be downloaded by others in the course by selecting the link.

Add an Image

Add an image "inline" with your post. This image is viewed as part of the post, not an attachment to be downloaded.

Step 1

Start a thread or reply to a thread.

Step 2

Select the Insert Image icon in the button bar in the html editor (image of a camera).

Insert Image

Step 3

Select My Computer.

Step 4

Select the Upload button and locate the file on your computer.

Step 5

Select the file and then select Open. (Alternatively, drag and drop a file into the drop area).

Step 6

Select the Add button.

Step 7

Add Alternative Text so that people who use screen readers know what the image is.

Step 8

Select the Okay button.

Step 9

Finish the rest of your post, if necessary.

Step 10

Select Post.

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Embed Online Media

Embed a video from YouTube, Vimeo, etc., into your discussion post.

Step 1

Start a thread or reply to a thread.

Step 2

Select the Insert Stuff icon in the button bar in the html editor.

Insert Stuff

Step 3

Scroll down the list of options and select Enter Embed Code.

Step 4

Paste the embed code for the video you wish to embed (these codes can be copied from the third party site that hosts the video and pasted into other sites).

Step 5

Select Next.

Step 6

Select Insert.

Step 7

Select Post.

Note

Most embed codes are not "responsive" meaning when viewed on a small screen such as a phone the video does not resize.  If you want your video to work on all devices locate the link to the video, go to Iframely (opens in new tab) and paste the link into the box, select the Embed Now button, then copy and paste the resulting code into your post using the above steps.

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Record Audio

Step 1

Start a thread or reply to a thread.

Step 2

After entering the subject and the text of the reply, select the Insert Stuff icon.

Insert Stuff

Step 3

Select Add Video Note

Step 4

Allow your browser to access your microphone.

Step 5

Select the New Recording button to start recording. If you don't see the New Recording button, it is because the window is too small. Enlarge the window by dragging the lower right corner down and to the right.

Note

On a mobile device, select the Choose File option and then select Take Photo or Video.

Choose File

Step 6

Record your Video Note (maximum 30 minutes). Select Stop Recording when you are finished. 

Step 6a

Preview the audio by selecting Play. Re-record by selecting the New Recording button again.

Step 7

When you are satisfied with the audio, select Next.

Step 8

Enter a title and description of your video. 

Note 

A screen reader will read the title and description of the video note.

Step 9

Change the Audio Language to the language you spoke when you recorded your Video Note.

Step 10

Select Automatically generate captions from audio.

Step 11

Select Next

Step 12

You may see a message that the file is processing; it is not necessary to wait for the audio to render. You can finish by selecting Insert.

Step 13

Select Post.

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Record Video Note

Step 1

Start a thread or reply to a thread.

Step 2

After entering the subject and the text of the reply, select the Insert Stuff icon.

Insert Stuff

Step 3

Select Add Video Note

Step 4

Allow your browser to access your microphone and webcam.

Step 5

Select the New Recording button to start recording. If you don't see the New Recording button, it is because the window is too small. Enlarge the window by dragging the lower right corner down and to the right.

Note 

On a mobile device, select the Choose File option and then select Take Video.

Choose File

Step 6

Record your Video Note (maximum 30 minutes). Select Stop Recording when you are finished. 

Step 6a

Preview the video by selecting Play. Re-record by selecting the New Recording button again.

Step 7

When you are satisfied with the video, select Next.

Step 8

Enter a title and description of your video. 

Note

A screen reader will read the title and description of the video note.

Step 9

Change the Audio Language to the language you spoke when you recorded your Video Note.

Step 10

Select Automatically generate captions from audio.

Step 11

Select Next

Step 12

You may see a message that the media file is currently being transformed; it is not necessary to wait for the video to render. You can select the Refresh Preview button, or you can insert the file to view it later and finish by selecting Insert.

Step 13

Select Post.

Note

If you receive a message to check back later while Voice Note loads the video, select Post, then your thread will be posted and the video will appear later. Do not refresh your browser nor close it before selecting Post or your video could be lost.

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Add Code Snippets

You can add snippets of code to your discussion posts.

Step 1

Select the Insert Other Options icon (looks like a plus sign).

Other Insert Options

Step 2

Select Insert Code.

Select your coding language.

Select language

Enter the snippet of code

Select the checkmark to save.

Save

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