Using Mashups for Student Posts

The media tools inside UNM Learn make it possible for students to upload existing audio or video files, or create new ones, then use the Mashups menu/ Kaltura Media to add them anywhere they have the Content Editor (the text formatting tools).   Add an extra dimension to Discussions/ Journals/ or Blogs, or have them submit video or audio files through the Assignment tool. 

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Using Mashups to add media to a Discussion Post:

Open the correct Discussion Forum.
Click Create Thread.
If necessary, turn down the chevrons to see all the formatting tools.
Click Mashups > Kaltura Media.

Screenshot showing the content editor.  Turn down the chevrons if you do not see the full toolset.  You want Mashups/ Kaltura Media.

This will take them to an area called My MediaMy Media stores all the materials a user has uploaded/ created.   It also has an Add Media button in the upper right, for adding material or capturing more before proceeding. 

The My Media screen opens. Now Select existing files or use Add New to upload or create new.

Click Add New/ Media upload.
The Upload Media screen will open.  Drag and Drop or click Choose a file to upload.
Browse the computer.  Select a file and click Open.
The upload will begin immediately.  The name of the file will appear top left in the gray bar, and will be populated in the Name field, minus the file extension.
When finished, modify the Name, add Description and Tags.  Click Save.
The green bar at the top will indicate that your changes have been saved (not pictured). Click Save and Embed.
This will take them back to the Create Mashup Item screen with a placeholder for their new media item added.  If they have not already done so, they will need to enter a Title (required). Description is optional.  When ready, they will click Submit.


Using Mashups to add media to an Assignment:

Go to the assignment. 
Open it. 
Click the Write Submission button.
If necessary, turn down the chevrons to see all the formatting tools.
From the bottom row, click Mashups > Kaltura Media.
The Upload Media screen will open.  Click Choose a file to upload.
Browse the computer.  Select a file and click Open.
The upload will begin immediately.  The name of the file will appear top left in the gray bar, and will be populated in the Name field, minus the file extension.
When finished, modify the Name, add Description and Tags.  Click Save.
The green bar at the top will indicate that your changes have been saved (not pictured). Click Save and Embed.
The My Media screen will load with their new file added. Click Select.
This will take them back to the Create Mashup Item screen with a placeholder for their new media item added.   If they have not already done so, they will need to enter a Title (required). Description is optional.  When ready, they will click Submit.