Video Guide

Add an Item (YouTube, 57s)

Add an Item

Items can be used to combine a variety of different media (text, file links, web links, images) and added content directly to a Content Area. For more information on optimising file sizes, consult the Create a Small File Size guide.

A variety of different file types and mashups (YouTube videos, Flickr photos and SlideShare photos) can also be inserted into items.

  1. Open the content area (i.e. Learning Resources or Assessment) where you need to insert the Item. If needed open the appropriate folder or learning module.
  2. Click on the Build Content button.
  3. Select Item from the drop down list.

Build content menu with item circled

Content Information

  1. Enter the title in the Name textbox.
  2. Optionally, select the font colour for the title from the Colour of Name drop down colour picker.
  3. You have the option to insert in the textbox editor:
    • Text
    • Images
    • Emoticon
    • Web links
    • File links
    • Videos: using EchoVideo
    • Audio: using EchoVideo
    • Flickr Photo
    • SlideShare Presentation
    • YouTube Video

Refer to the Text Editor and Video and Audio Upload tool pages.

Content information setup


  1. Click on the Browse My Computer and browse to and open the require files OR
  2. Click on the Browse Course and select the checkboxes of the required files.
  3. Browse to and open the required files.
  4. Repeat for any other files you need to attach.
  5. If you need to remove a file, click on the Do not attach link.

Attachments setup

Standard Options and Submit

  1. Optionally, if you do not want students to view the content, select the No Permit Users to View this Content radio button.
  2. Optionally, if you need statistics on which students have viewed the content select Yes Track Number of Views radio button.
  3. Optionally, set Select Date and Time Restrictions:
    • If required, select the Display After checkbox and enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.
    • If required, select the Display Until checkbox and enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.
  4. Click on the Submit button.

Standard options and submit

Finished item

 Note: If you are uploading a large file you will see an upload indicator after clicking the Submit button. Once the upload is completed the page will refresh automatically.

Upload indicator