Course Materials: Media Albums

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Create Course Media Albums

Create albums to organize photos, videos, and/or audio files for your course. Photos can be cropped and rotated after you add them. You may allow commenting on each item within an album. You can also tag users in your uploaded photos, or allow students to upload and tag media as well.

Note: Media album tags are not supported in courses containing more than 10,000 members and groups containing more than 1,000 members.

Media album

Creating Media Albums

To create a Media Album, follow these steps:

  1. From the course Materials page, click Add Materials.
  2. Select Add Media Album.
  3. .Fill out the Media Album form with a title and description.
    Create Media Album modal
    • Use Options to:
      • Individually assign (Enterprise only) individually assign icon the album to one or more students.
      • Publish the album so that it is visible to the members of your course.
      • Enable comments so members of your course are able to post comments on the media album.
      • Allow Instructors and Students to Add Media, or limit this ability to instructors only.
      • Copy the media album to another course you administer.
  4. Click Create to complete.

After the media album is created, you can add different kinds of media to it at any point in time, just like a folder. Click Attach Files to add media from your computer’s hard drive

Note: Uploads are limited to 512 MB/file.

Attach files to a media album modal

Supported File Types

Images

GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG

Media (Audio/Video)

3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, CAF, FLV, M2V, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPG, RM, SWF, WM, WMA, WMV

Editing Media Albums

To add media at a later date, click into the media album and select Add Media.

To edit a media album or its contents, select the gear icon in the top right corner of the media album profile.

Add captions to all of your photos at once from the gear icon in the top right corner and select Edit Media


Add caption to photo

Alternatively, click individual photos in the album to open the photo and edit photos one at a time. Use the tools to the right of each photo to add captions, rotate the photo, and tag people:

Photo tools to add caption, rotate and tag people

Drag and Drop

To change the order your photos appear in your album, click and hold a photo and then drag it to the desired location:

reorganizing photos in a media album

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