Content Editor

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Throughout Sakai, you will see the "Content Editor."
When you use the Content Editor, you are creating HTML that is viewed in Sakai without students needing to open a MS Word document, a PDF document or other type of file. This type of Content Editor is called a WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, which means that you can create HTML without knowing any HTML coding. You use the icons at the top of the screen to format your content and the Editor automatically inserts the HTML code in the background. If you are comfortable creating an MS Word document, you should experience little difficulty in using the Content Editor. Note: For advanced users that are using HTML, please see Unsupported Tags


Where can you find the Content Editor?

Inserting Video using the Content Editor


The way to insert YouTube videos in the content editor has changed. YouTube's new <iframe> embed code is not compatible with e-Learning in Sakai. If you want a video to play within your course, you will need to use the YouTube’s old <object> code.

How to find the old embed code

  1. On the YouTube video's page, click the Embed button.
    Youtube embed settings.png
  2. In the options, make sure that you put a check mark next to both "Use old embed code" and "Use HTTPS".
  3. Copy the selected embed code.

Pasting the code into a course

  1. 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.
  2. Important: Click the Source button
  3. Now, paste in the selected text and save. (If you do not click source before pasting, the embed code text will show instead of the video.)
  4. Important: If you edit this item after saving it, you will have to re-paste the embed code.
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