From e-Learning DocumentationThe Content Editor is not a tool that you will find in the toolbar, or the list of tools that can be added or removed from the toolbar, but every tool provides a Content Editor for your use in formatting the content you create within e-Learning. Unsupported Tags
Where can you find the Content Editor?
- Within a folder, click Add and then click Create HTML Page. Be aware that if you insert an image or link to other files in Resources using this Content Editor, the links will be broken when you import the content into future semesters unless you use relative linking. The links will look fine to the instructor, but students cannot access them.
- Click Options. Here again, if you insert an image or link to other files in Resources using this Content Editor, the links will be broken if you copy and paste the content into future semesters. Relative Linking is not an option in this Content Editor.
- When adding Content Items, one option is to "Create an HTML Page" which opens the editor. If you insert an image using this Content Editor, the links will copy from one semester to the next with no problems because the Lessons tool actually imports those files into the Lessons file inventory.
- Syllabus, all Communication tools, Assignments and Tests & Quizzes tools
- Here again, if you insert an image or link to other files in Resources using this Content Editor, the links will be broken when you import the content into future semesters. Relative Linking is not an option in this Content Editor.
- Images inserted into the question text using this Content Editor copy fine from one semester to the next because the Assessments tool actually copies those files into its own file manager.
Inserting Video from YouTube using the Content Editor
NOTE: Several other video sites such as vimeo.com and TED.com also offer embed code, but they don't offer some of the options that YouTube does. Embedding videos from these sites is much the same process and should play fine within e-Learning.
If you embed your video into the HTML code in the Content Editor, students can play the video without seeing all links to other videos and comments that they would see if you simply linked to the YouTube video.
YouTube's new <iframe> embed code is not compatible with some older browsers. If you want a video to play across all browsers, you will need to use the YouTube’s old <object> code.
- On the YouTube video's page, click the Share button.
- In the options, make sure that you put a check mark next to both "Use old embed code" and "Use HTTPS".
- Copy the selected embed code.
- In your course, place your cursor in the content editor where you want the video to appear. If this is after a paragraph of text, make another line.
- Click Source at the upper left part of the Content Editor. This reveals the HTML source code. NOTE: If you paste the embed code into the Content Editor without going to "Source" first, the finished document will show the embed code rather than the video.
- Paste the selected text
- Click Source to return to the Content Editor and finish your document.