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Capture and Insert Media in Sakai

To capture media and then insert it, go to the desired area within Sakai (e.g. create an announcement, message, forum post, or assignment).

Within the text editor, click the Warpwire icon Warpwire icon.

Warpwire button in text editor

A Warpwire interface window will open as a popup, displaying the contents of the Media Library for your course.

Click the Upload or Capture icon (a plus sign) in the upper-right of the window to capture media.

Next, selct "Camera Capture" from the drop down menu.

Add Content dropdown menu

Select the desired camera and microphone, then click the round video camera button Camera icon to begin recording.

Camera capture interface

The button will turn red, with a square in the middle, indicating video recording has begun. Record your video, then click the stop record button Red square stop button when you're finished.

Active camera capture recording

After recording, you'll have the opportunity to give the file a Title before uploading. Once you've named the recording, click "Save."

Complete recording with user input field for title

You'll be able to watch the upload progress bar as your capture uploads. Once uploaded and processed, it will appear in the list of media files in your course Media Library.

To insert your newly recorded file into a Sakai text box, click the filename once — the small circle should turn green Green cicle icon, indicating that file has been selected. Click "Insert 1 item."

Selected item to insert in post

Your file will appear in the text editor as a thumbnail. You can now type around it, insert additional files, add links — anything the text editor allows.

Video embedded in Sakai post

Below, a view of the captured video, as it would appear to members of your course who are reading the published page/post.

Video embedded in published Sakai post

See also: Upload and Insert Media.

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