How to Insert Image or Video in Laulima Forums (for Students)

How to Insert Image or Video in Laulima Forums (for Students)


Aloha, everyone! Today let’s talk about
how you can enhance your forum discussion by inserting an image or even
a video. So here’s my week 3 assignment Forum 3.0 and if I open it and look at
the full description I understand that my teacher is asking me to discuss how I
can enhance my online communication. So I’m going to start by starting a new
conversation and adding a title and message right here, but before I start I
want to make sure that I have an image that I can in embed into this post. So
I first have to upload the image that I want to use but I can’t do it to this
resources folder since I’m not a teacher and I’m not allowed to upload anything
to this Resources folder. So I go to Home site and find Resources which is
the only place that I can upload any file. Then in my Workspace I’m going to
upload files. Find the photo that I’m looking for which is this one. I can drag
and drop into that gray box area and I will Continue. OK so here’s a picture
that I’m looking for. There is an important step I must
apply to this image which is to go to Edit Details and make sure that this
file or this image is publicly viewable. This allows anyone else to see the image
when I use it in my Forum discussion. So I update and you’ll notice that this one
says “Public” whereas this image right here it says “Entire site” and that is the
default mode. OK, now I’m ready to add the image to my Forum discussion.
Let’s go back to where I left off and I’m going to say
“Use Pictures!” as my title. “I would add pictures. For example,” and now on the next line I’m going to insert image and browse server and I’m going to bring
this in so you can see where I’m going with it.” And this is by default pointing
to the Resources folder of this class and you notice all the lock icons
because as a student I can’t add any more images or any files. So I go to my
Workspace and when I open the Resources folder I see this “talking gif” so I
select it and then find the OK button at bottom right. Just say OK and here’s
the image however it is a little large and so I’m going to grab the bottom
right corner and size it down a little bit. Then I can continue adding whatever
text I wanted to add to this. Number 2, I would also add videos, so I type that in and “for example.” How do I get the videos? I found a video on YouTube that I want
to embed, so I go to Share then this Embed is what I’m really looking for and
you don’t have to understand this embed iframe code but just click on Copy to
copy the code, then go back to my Laulima. At this point if I were to just
paste it in here it really isn’t going to do anything except to just show the
code. So instead of doing that, let’s back up a little, go into the
Source view and at this point you can delete that part because that’s a
paragraph with nothing inside. Or you can just bring your cursor down to the
bottom and add that iframe code from YouTube.
And if you switch back to the regular view of the editor you’ll notice that
there’s a big box with just the iframe in it. It doesn’t look like anything is
happening but once you Post you are going to see something very interesting. Here’s the image, here is the video and
this video will play right there on the page and any of your classmates will see
it. Your teacher will see it and they will be able to give you a reply to your
post. Alright, I hope that helps!

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