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How do I embed a video from my computer on a Lessons page

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Go to Lessons.

Click on the Lessons Page Title (e.g. Unit #1) in the Tool Menu to display the page.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool. Click on Add Content, then Embed Content on a Page

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From the Add Content drop-down menu, select Embed content on page. This displays the Embed Content dialog box.

Click Browse.

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Locate and select the video file on your computer.

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Click on the file you would like to upload to select it and then click Open.

Click Save.

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View embedded video.

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The Lessons page will display the embedded video.

Click on Edit. (Optional)

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This displays the Edit Embed Content dialog box.

Add a description and/or adjust the video pixel size.

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Enter the desired Width and Height for your video in number of pixels, and/or enter a description in the Item Description text box. Then, click Update Item to save your changes and return the display to the Lesson Page with the embedded video and description.

View updated item on the page.

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Notice the video file location.

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Note: The video will be uploaded to your Resources folder for that Lessons page. Uploaded videos are NOT streamed to the user. The larger the video file, the longer it will take the video to load on the Lessons page.

Common Questions about Adding Content to Lessons:

Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content

Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

This article is based on the equivalent Sakai project help article.

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