Overview

This article explores the different resource types within Learning Space and how to use them.


Contents


Images

There are three ways to add images to Learning Spce


1. As a label


Select your image on your desktop or in your files



Next, drag the image into the area you would like the image to be displayed.




You will then be presented with the window below. You can choose to upload the image as a file, or to display it as a label by selecting "Add image to module page".



Your image will now be displayed on the page as seen below.



2. As a file


Firstly select "Add an activity or resource"



Next, scroll down and select "File"



Then, using the file picker, select your image.



Your image will be displayed by the icon below:



3. Embedded in text


It is possible within Learning Space to add an image within text. This is commonly used within section headings and the 'Page' resource.


To begin, first select the picture icon on the left of the video camera icon in the text editor menu bar.



You will be presented with the "Image properties" window below.



By selecting 'Browse repositories', you will be shown the 'File Picker' window. From here you can click 'Choose file' and select the image that you would like to upload. Then click 'Upload this file'.



You will then be returned to the 'Image properties' window. From here you can add a title for the image, or tick 'description not necessary', then it is important to add a size in pixels - this may require some adjusting but try to ensure that it is not too large as some users access Learning Space on a mobile device. You may also wish to change the alignment of the image by selecting an option from the alignment drop down box. 


You have successfully embedded an image. To edit the image, simply click on the image within the text editor and then click the picture icon again.


Audio 


There are 3 ways to add an audio file to Learning Space.


1. As a label (please refer to the images section in this guide for screenshots).


Select your audio file on your desktop / in your documents folder.

Drag the file under the correct section on Learning Space with editing enabled.

You will then be asked to upload the audio as a file, or to display it as a label by selecting "Add audio to module page".

You have successfully added audio as a label to Learning Space.


2. As a file (please refer to the images section in this guide for screenshots).


Select 'Add an activity or resource'.

Scroll down and select the 'File' resource and click 'Add'.

Then using the file picker, select your audio file.


3. Embedded in text


This option will create an audio player that students can click to play the audio in browser.


You will add the audio player using the text editor. If you are adding audio to your module page then you will need to first click 'Add an activity or resource', and add a 'Label' resource. From there you will be able to see the text editor shown below.



Next, select the video camera icon from the toolbar. You will be presented with the 'Insert Media' window shown below. Select the 'Audio' tab and click 'Browse repositories'.


Next, choose the audio file using the 'Choose file' button and click 'Upload this file'.

Click 'Insert Media' from the window below and then 'Save and return to module'.



You have successfully added an audio player to Learning Space! The audio player is shown below.



Videos


There are 5 ways to add a video to Learning Space. If you are embedding a video from a service such as Youtube or Vimeo, please use step 5.


1. As a label (please refer to the images section in this guide for screenshots).


Select your audio file on your desktop / in your documents folder.

Drag the file under the correct section on Learning Space with editing enabled.

You will then be asked to upload the audio as a file, or to display it as a label by selecting "Add audio to module page".

You have successfully added audio as a label to Learning Space.


2. As a file (please refer to the images section in this guide for screenshots).


Select 'Add an activity or resource'.

Scroll down and select the 'File' resource and click 'Add'.

Then using the file picker, select your audio file.


3. Embedded in text


This option will create a video player that students can click to play the video in browser.


You will add the video player using the text editor. If you are adding video to your module page then you will need to first click 'Add an activity or resource', and add a 'Label' resource. From there you will be able to see the text editor shown below.



Next, select the video camera icon from the toolbar. You will be presented with the 'Insert Media' window shown below. Select the 'Video' tab and click 'Browse repositories'.


Next, choose the video file using the 'Choose file' button and click 'Upload this file'.


Click 'Insert Media' from the window below and then 'Save and return to module'.


You have successfully added a video player to Learning Space! The video player is shown below.



4. As a link


To link directly to a video on a 3rd party website, simply paste the link into the text editor


Alternatively, hide the link within text by highlighting a piece of text and clicking on the chain icon in the toolbar. This will allow to you to view a 'Create link' window, where you will need to paste your link and click 'create link'.



When a user clicks the word 'Link!' in the screenshot below, they will be taken to www,youtube,com.



5. Embedded in text (3rd party site e.g. Youtube, Vimeo)


To have a Youtube / Vimeo video display within content, staff must embed the video, this is slightly trickier than the methods outlined above as it requires some minor HTML editing. To do this first go to the Youtube video, hold control + right click on the video and select 'Copy embed code'.


Next, open the text editor on Learning Space by editing the page or section you wish to add a Youtube video to. Then press the first icon in the toolbar, the pointing down arrow, and then click the open and closed pointy brackets.


Finally press ctrl + v (Windows) or cms + v (Mac) to paste the code into the editor. It should look similar to the screenshot below.


By clicking on the pointy brackets icon you should be able to see your video as shown in the screenshot below.




Links


There are 3 ways to add a link to Learning space.


1. Add as a resource


Firstly ensure you have editing turned on, scroll to the section on the page where you want to add the link and then click "Add an activity or resource".

Next, from the menu that appears, scroll down to the "URL" resource and click "Add".


Finally, type in a useful name for the link e.g. "Video Tutorial - How to use Photoshop", paste the link itself in the "External URL" field and click "Save and display".


You will now see a resource has been created, as shown below.


2. Add as a hyperlink


Please refer to section 5 of Videos to add a link within text.



3. As an email address


Please refer to section 5 of Videos to add a link within text.


Note: If your email address link doesn't work, edit the link by clicking the chain icon again and ensure that the email address begins with mailto:




Video guide: images




Video guide: videos





Further Support

For module specific resource questions your first point of call should be your module leader - for any technical issues please contact the Educational Technology team etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.


Please report any issues with this guide to etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.