Students: Insert Media In Your Discussion Threads

1. 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.

  1. Start a thread or reply to a thread.
  2. After entering the subject and the text of the reply, click on the Add Attachments link.Image of post or reply to discussion with Add attachment link circled

     

  3. Click on the Upload and locate the file on your computer.Add attchment section of discussion post with Upload button circled

     

  4. Click on the file and then click Open.
  5. Alternatively, drag and drop a file into the drag area.
  6. Click the Post button.

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

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2. 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.

  1. Start a thread or reply to a thread.
  2. Click on the Insert Image icon in the button bar in the html editor (image of a camera).Image of html editor wiht the insert image icon circled

     

  3. Click My Computer.Image of the Add file box with the My conmputer option circled
  4. Click the Upload button and locate the file on your computer.Add a file screen with the Upload button circled

     

  5. Click on the file and then click Open.
  6. Alternatively, drag and drop a file into the drop area.
  7. Click the Add button.
  8. Add Alternative text so that people who use screen readers know what the image is of.Alternative Text box with the alternative text field circled

     

  9. Click the Okay button.
  10. Finish the rest of your post, if necessary.
  11. Click Post.
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3. Embed: Online Media

Embed a video from youtube, vimeo, etc., into your discussion post.

  1. Start a thread or reply to a thread.
  2. Click the Insert Stuff icon in the button bar in the html editor.image of html editor with the insert stuff button circled

     

  3. Scroll down the list of options and select Enter Embed Code.image of the liost olf available options in Insert Stuff with the Enter Embed code circled
  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).image of embed code window with code pasted in and the next button circled

     

  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Insert.
  7. Click 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 https://iframely.com/embed and paste the link into the box, click the Embed Now button, then copy and paste the resulting code into your post using the above steps.

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4. Record: Audio

Include audio in your post.

  1. Start a thread or reply to a thread.
  2. After entering the subject and the text of the reply, click on the Add Attachments link.Discussion post or rpely with add attachment link circled

     

  3. Click the Record button and select Record Audio.Add Attachment Record button with Record Audio circled from menu

     

  4. If you get a pop up asking to allow d2l.arizona.edu to access your microphone, select Allow.
  5. Click the New Recording button.Recording screen with the New Recording button circled

     

  6. When finished recording click Stop Recording.  Preview the recording if you wish.Image of recording screen with the Stop Recording button circled

     

  7. Click Add.
  8. Enter a description.
  9. Click Add.
  10. Click Post.
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5. Record: Video

Include a video in your post.

  1. Start a thread or reply to a thread.
  2. After entering the subject and the text of the reply, click on the Add Attachments link.Discussion post or rpely with add attachment link circled
  3. Click the Record button and select Record Video.image ofAdd attacments seciton of discussion page with Record Video circled

     

  4. If you get a pop up asking to give flash access to your camera and microphone, select Allow and Remember.
  5. Click the New Recording button.image of recording window with New Recording button circled

     

  6. After finishing, click the Stop Recording button again to stop recording.image of recording video with the Stop Recording button circled

     

  7. Click the Add button.
  8. Add a title and description and click the Add button.
  9. Click Post.

Note: If you receive a message to check back later while Voice Note loads the video, click Post, then your thread will be posted and the video will appear later. Do not refresh, do not close your browser before clicking Post or your video could be lost.

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