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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 .

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 "Capture from camera" from the drop down menu.

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

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 when you're finished.

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

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 , indicating that file has been selected. Click "Insert 1 item."

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.

Below is a preview of what an inserted video looks like once posted. While the thumbnail remains small during editing, when you post your message, all media assets will display either at their true size, or adjusted to fit the maximum page/post width.

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

See also: Insert Multiple Files, and Upload and Insert Media.

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