As an alternative to a standard Video Lesson or Audio Lesson, you can add your videos, images, and audio clips alongside text and other lesson content using the WYSIWYG text editor.
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About This Feature
This article provides instructions for how to add videos, images, and audio files to lessons using our WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) text editor. Combining multimedia and text in your course content is a great way to create a dynamic learning experience for your students.
Some of the best places to try this out include:
A Text lesson - You can use the Text Lesson type to combine multiple types of content, including videos, on the same page.
- A Quiz lesson - Create video-based, image-based, or audio-based quiz questions for your students by embedding multimedia content into the question or answer fields.
For a guide to our text editor and a complete list of lessons that use the text editor, check out: How does the Text Editor work?
Adding Videos in the Text Editor
Embedding Videos From Youtube or Vimeo
- Click the Insert Video button
- Choose the tab for inserting video By URL
- Paste in a video URL from YouTube or Vimeo of the video you wish to embed
- Click to Insert
- Save the lesson
Your video has finished embedding when you see the thumbnail appear in the text editor. You then have the option to enter text around the video:
Make sure to Save your lesson again, once you've added any text.
Looking to embed video using embed code instead? Check out our instructions for how to insert a video with embed code.
Embedding a Video From Your Video Library
Adding Images in the Text Editor
- Click the Insert Image button
- Select the Upload Image tab and drag-and-drop an image file or click the box to search for an image in your computer files
- Your image will now be embedded in the text editor. You then have the option to enter text around it
- Optional: click on your image and drag the corners to resize the image
- Optional: click on your image to add a link. When students click on the image in the Course Player they will be taken to the linked web page
- Save your lesson
Adding Audio in the Text Editor
- Create an Audio Lesson
- Upload your desired audio file, from your computer files, to the Audio Lesson
- Once the audio file is uploaded, right-click the audio player in the Audio Lesson and select Copy audio address
- Click to Save the Audio Lesson
- Now, create a Text Lesson (or any other type of lesson that uses the text editor)
- In this lesson, click the Insert Audio button
- Paste the audio address copied in Step 3 and click to Insert
- Your audio file will now be embedded in the text editor as an audio player. You then have the option to enter text around it
- Optional: Once you have inserted your audio file link, you can delete the Audio Lesson used to upload the file; the audio file will remain linked in the Text Lesson you created (or in any other type of lesson that uses the text editor)
- Save your lesson
If you have several audio files that you would like to use in your courses, you can create a lesson or a course to upload all of your files to, and leave it as a draft so it is not visible to students.
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