ARCHIVED: In Oncourse Lessons (beta), how do I add multimedia content to a page?

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To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. If you're not sure what your role is, see the "Role" column in the Roster tool. For permissions, see ARCHIVED: What can I do in read-only Oncourse?

Note: Resources and multimedia are similar. Both can be either files or URLs. The difference is that resources appear as links in your Lessons page, whereas multimedia is generally embedded in the page, if the student's browser is able to do so. See ARCHIVED: Adding resources to a page in Lessons (beta).

Note: Recent versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer may block some links to external websites and embedded content, such as videos. For more, see ARCHIVED: Problems seeing linked websites or videos.

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Adding multimedia content

The multimedia option allows you to upload media files (such as videos and songs) and present them directly on the page. The multimedia option can also double as a Web Content tool, allowing you to link to and display websites in your Lessons page.

  1. At the top of the page, click Add Multimedia.
  2. You can add any of the following to your page:
    • A file from your computer: Click Browse... and locate the file on your computer. Click Save. The file will be added to your page and stored in the Resources tool in a folder with the same title as your Lessons (beta) tool.
    • A web link: Supply the web address of a file in the "URL" text box. Click Save.

      Note: You can use the direct URL of a video from an online host such as YouTube; the embed code is unnecessary. However, the display on the Lessons page may vary based on the website; most pages or videos will display inline, but some may display only as links.

    • A file in Resources: Click Choose Existing File to select a file that has already been uploaded to Resources. Click Select to choose the file. Then click Continue.

If you need to adjust the size of the box in which the content is shown, edit the item, as explained below.

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Editing multimedia content

To edit your multimedia content:

  1. Click Edit to the left of the item you would like to modify.
  2. In the "Edit Item" box that appears, you can modify any of the following:
    • YouTube URL: If your multimedia is on YouTube, you can change the URL in this text box. This editing option is only available for YouTube links.
    • Width: Change the width of the internal frame that will display your web link or contain your media. You can use either percentages (%) or pixels (px) to denote either relative or absolute measurements.
    • Height: Change the height of the internal frame that will display your web link or contain your media. You can use either percentages (%) or pixels (px) to denote either relative or absolute measurements.
    • Item Description: Add a description to your multimedia file, which will appear beneath the multimedia file.
    • Change File or URL: Change the source of the media or change the URL of your web link. This option will not appear for YouTube links.
    • Edit the groups for which this item should be shown: Allows you to make this item visible only to certain groups or sections if they are defined for the site; see ARCHIVED: Managing groups.
  3. To save your changes, click Update Item.

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Deleting multimedia content

Click Edit to the left of the resource you would like to remove, and then click Delete.

The delete function in Lessons (beta) only removes the link on the Lessons page. To completely delete an uploaded file from your site, you need to also remove it from the Resources tool. For instructions, see ARCHIVED: Deleting a Resources item.

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