Adding Multimedia Content / "Insert Stuff"
The most typical and efficient way to add multimedia content to an ePortfolio Presentation is through embedding. "Embedding" simply means that you are making a viewable link to a file that is located or streaming elsewhere.
If you are using YouTube to locate or embed a video, you need to first find the video in YouTube. Then click on it so that you see it playing.
Next, click on the "Share" button below the video that is playing and then "Embed." You will see highlighted text appear (frequently with 'iframe' as the first line of code). Copy ALL of that text, as we will need it to embed in the eP Presentation.
Next, go back to your Presentation and the 'Content/Layout' area. Go to the page to which you'd like to add the video and click 'Add Component.' Then, click to add a 'Text Area.'
Next, in the "Add Content" area, you'll see a basic HTML editor appear. Click on the "Advanced" tab and then click on the icon that looks like four blue images. If you roll over the icon, it wil say "Insert Stuff."
In the next window, you will see several options for inserting. Choose "Enter Embed Code." Then, paste the embed code you've copied from YouTube into the available area.
You should then click "Next" and you should see your video image appear.
NOTE: If you see a warning box appear asking to "Allow" the browser to display the content, select "Allow" and check the box that appears below, so that you don't have to select this again.
Then, once you see your video image, click "Insert." You'll be taken back to your "Add Content" screen. Give the Text Area a name, and then "Save and Close." Your video should now play. You can test it by clicking on "View Presentation."