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Upload and Insert media in Sakai

To upload a file to your Warpwire Media Library, 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.

Text editor closeup

A Warpwire interface window will open as a popup, displaying the media within the Media Library for your course. This will pop window will allow you to choose and insert content directly into the editor.

Click the plus icon in the upper-right of the window and select "Upload files" form the drop down menu.

Add Content dropdown menu

You'll now be able to use the file browser on your personal computer to navigate to the file(s) you'd like to upload. Find the file, select it, then click "Choose."

File Browser

You'll now have a chance to edit the file's Title, and add a Description. When you're finished, click "Start Uploading."

User input fields for asset Title and Description

An upload progress bar will be visible as your file uploads. Once the file has uploaded and processed, it will appear in the list of media files in your course Media Library.

Video upload in progress

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

Video selected for insertion into 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 is a preview of what an inserted image 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.

Content embedded in published post

See also: Capture and Insert Media.

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