How to Insert Stuff in the Editor

The HTML Editor integrates with all Brightspace tools that have HTML content creation capabilities. For example, the HTML Editor is available when you edit discussion topics, create custom instructions for assignments, and create content topics.

In this article, you will learn how to:

There are several ways to access the Editor. For more information, please visit: Where to find the Editor.

In the Editor bar,

  1. Click on Insert Stuff
Click on Insert stuff

Insert Stuff

A pop-up window Insert Stuff will open. The Insert Stuff link allows you to add files, images, videos, links, and more. It is available anywhere in the course where the HTML Editor is available. Select one of the options to be inserted in the HTML Editor:

Insert Stuff Options
1. My Computer

My Computer settings will open in the same pop-up window,

  1. Click on Choose File to search files from your computer
  2. Click on Choose Destination to choose a location in which to store the file
  3. Click on Upload

For more information about how to Choose Destination, please visit: Manage Files tool in Brightspace.

Insert stuff | My computer

In the same pop-up window, the file will appear under Source and more options are available

For further information, please visit: How to adjust Settings in the Editor.

My Computer - Properties [Adjust settings of the file]]
2. Course Offering Files

Course Offering Files settings will open in the same pop-up window. The Manage Files tool is a file management system, find and upload files associated with your course offering.

  1. Click on the name of the folder
Insert stuff | Course offering files
  1. Click on the textbox next to the file name you want to add
  2. Click on Next
Course Offering files|Select the file

In the same pop-up window, the file will appear under Source and more options are available

For further information, please visit: How to adjust Settings in the Editor.

Course Offering Files - Properties [Adjust Settings]]
3. Learning Repository

Learning Repository settings will open in the same pop-up window. Brightspace Learning Repository is an online library for storing, managing and sharing your learning objects.

For further information on the Learning Repository, please visit: About Course guide and Learning Repository.

  1. Type the name of the Course guide
  2. Click on Search 
Learnin Repository search

Course guides will appear,

  1. Click on a file  (i.e RSO-20806 Study guide) then,
  2. Click on Next
Learning Repository | Course guide

In the same pop-up window, the file will appear under Source and more options are available

For further information, please visit: How to adjust Settings in the Editor.

Learning Repository - Properties
4. Video Note

Video Note settings will open in the same pop-up window. Video Note is a lightweight video recording service that allows learners and instructors to record short videos with a webcam. These videos can be added where video attachments are supported and when the HTML Editor’s Insert Stuff option is available.

  • Make sure that the computer has a webcam and/or microphone to record video or audio messages.¬†First, give permission in your browser that Brightspace may use the webcam and/or the microphone.¬†A pop-up will appear automatically in which you can give this permission
  • You also need Flash.¬†This function does not work with Safari.¬†Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox instead
  • Do you only want to record audio?¬†You can record sound without connecting the webcam
  1. Click on New Recording to record a Video Note
  2. (Optional) Add a file from your computer instead of recording a video by clicking on Upload File
  3. Click on Next
Video Note| New Recording

In the same pop-up window, more settings will appear,

  1. Give a Title to the recording
  2. Give a Description to the recording
  3. Select the Audio Language by clicking on the downward arrow
  4. Click on Next
Video Note |Title,  Description, Audio Language
  1. Click on Insert
Video Note | Refresh Preview, Insert
6. YouTube

YouTube settings will open in the same pop-up window. YouTube is a video sharing service that allows users to watch videos posted by other users and upload videos of their own.

  1. Enter one or more keywords in the search bar
  2. Click on Search
YouTube Search | Type keywords in the search bar and click on search

YouTube video results will appear,

  1. Click on the desired YouTube video
  2. Click on Next
YouTube | Search, Select the desired Video, Next
  1. Click on Insert
7. Flickr

Flickr settings will open in the same pop-up window. Flickr is an image and video hosting service.

  1. Enter one or more keywords in the search bar
  2. Click on Search
Flickr | Type the keywords in the search bar and click on search

Flickr image results will appear,

  1. Click on the desired Flickr image
  2. Click on Next
Flickr | Search, Select desired Image and Next

In the same pop-up window, the file will appear under Source and more options are available

For further information, please visit: How to adjust Settings in the Editor.

Flickr - Properties [Adjusting settings]
9. Enter Embed Code

Enter Embed Code settings will open in the same pop-up window. Enter Embed Code can be used to embed code for an object from anywhere on the web.

  1. Paste the embed code in the text box
  2. Click on Next

Bear in mind, when embedding a video, the video is still at the external source. You do not save the video yourself in Brightspace.

Enter Embed Code | Paste embed code and click on Next
  1. Click on Insert
Enter Embed Code | Refresh Preview and Insert
10. Weblectures Insert Stuff

Weblectures Insert Stuff settings will open in the same pop-up window.  Weblecture Insert Stuff can be used to add Weblectures. A Weblecture is a recording of a course-related presentation, lecture or workshop that can be viewed live and after the recording has taken place.

For more information on Weblectures, please visit: Weblectures in Brightspace.

Once the Weblecture has been selected,

1. Click on Save 

Weblectures Insert Stuff

This action will open more options,

  1. Click on Insert
Insert Stuff | Weblectures
11. Kennisclips Insert Stuff

Kennisclips Insert Stuff settings will open in the same pop-up window. Kennisclips Insert Stuff can be used to add Knowledge clips. A knowledge clip is a short video about one topic with one learning goal that is made in a studio or in-situ.

For more information on Kennisclips (Knowledge clips), please visit: Knowledge clips in Brightspace.

Once the Kennisclips (Knowledge) has been selected,

1. Click on Save 

Kennisclips (knowledge) clips

This action will open more options,

  1. Click on Insert
Insert Stuff | Kennisclips
12. Multimedia Insert Stuff

Multimedia Insert Stuff settings will open in the same pop-up window. Multimedia is an External Learning Tool integrated into Brightspace that allows lecturers to upload educational videos.  They can later be added to the course content.

For more information on the Multimedia, please visit: Multimedia in Brightspace.

  1. Click on Save
Multimedia insert stuff

This action will open more options,

  1. Click on Insert
Insert Stuff | Multimedia
13. H5P

H5P settings will open in the same pop-up window. H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript. Select the H5P content type you want to add, then

  1. Click on Insert

For more information about H5P, please visit: H5P

Insert stuff | H5P Insert

This action will open more options,

  1. Click on Insert
Insert Stuff | H5P Refresh Preview, Edit and Insert

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Now you know how to Insert Stuff in the Editor in Brightspace!