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How do I add audio and/or video to my course?

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In the Content menu of your course you can add course material like audio and/or video files. You can add these files to a (sub)module so that every new media file will appear as a topic within this (sub)module.

  • Go to Content in the navbar of your course.
  1. Go to the (sub)module to which you want to add a media file.  
  2. Click Upload/Create.
  3. Click Video or Audio. A new window will open.

You will land on the tab Web Video or Audio

  1. Search for the video you want to upload, for instance on YouTube. Copy the url and paste it in the editor. You can also copy an embed code.
  2. Add a title.
  3. Click Save. You will now go to the newly created page of this topic.

Upload a video from your computer

  • Go to the Upload tab.
  • Drag the video in the window or click Browse and find the video on your computer.

The upload might take a few minutes. Once it is completed, you will see a black screen with a message stating that the video is now being processed. You can complete the item in the meantime. 

  1. You can now add a title. 
  2. Click Save. 

The video will be processed in the background. You will receive a notification once the video is ready for use.  

You can now alter the video, cut out parts, or add chapters. For more information, see: How do I edit videos in Content?

  • We recommend that you add audio or video files to Kaltura before you add them to your course. This ensures that the audio and video files are securely stored and maintained on the media server of the Radboud University. You can add media files to Kaltura via Kaltura My Media after which you can add them to your course.
  • If you want to know how to edit the properties of the topic or how to move the topic to a different place in content, please read the article How do I change the properties of a topic and how do I move a topic? 

Embedding means enclose content and usually a photo, audio, or video file into Brightspace that has been published on a different page. Embedding means you will view the file from its original source, just like when you copy a url. You embed a file when you don’t want a link to the original source in your text but want to see it directly. Brightspace will always embed media files even when you add a url. Embed codes can usually be found when clicking on a share button on a website (e.g. YouTube).

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