How to use Multimedia in Brightspace

‘Multimedia’ is an External Learning Tool integrated in Brightspace that allows lecturers to upload educational videos in the server so they can later be added to the course's content. In case of any question please contact the Multimedia Team at:

The basic principle behind Multimedia at Wageningen University & Research is that they should serve as a reference and are only intended for students in the relevant course. By making the recording available via one of the recommended ways on Brightspace all the users of the Brightspace page will be able to see the added multimedia content.

In this article you will learn how to:

1. In the green navigation bar of the course click on Content


In the green navigation bar, click on content

This will open the Content homepage, then

2. Click on the (sub)module where the videos need to be added to

3. Click on Existing Activities, and a drop-down menu will appear

4. Click on External Learning Tools this will open a pop-up window.

5. On Add Activity, click on Multimedia. This action will create a Multimedia Learning Tool to the (sub)module and will close the window.

6. Click on the newly created Multimedia topic.

Adding a video

If a video needs to be uploaded first, follow the steps below

7. Search for the subject(s) to be added

8. Click Search

9. Tick the box of the videos that need to be included in the Custom selection

10. If needed, you can select all videos on the page, or clear your entire selection by clicking Deselect all

11. When a single video is selected, there is the option to show it as a thumbnail, a link with custom text (for example a short description), or an embedded player. For the embedded player there is the option to Autoplay the video when opened.

Show single results as: Thumbnail / Link with custom text/embedded player/Autoplay

12. When all required videos are selected, click Save

Uploading a video

1. Click on Upload button

This action will open a new window were

2. Click Add File, this will open an explorer pop-up. Select the file and double click/click Open

3 Required: Give the video a Title

4. Required: Enter a description of the video. This will be visible for students.

5. Enter keywords to be used as search parameters

6. If needed, enter the course code of the relevant course

7. If needed, enter the course name of the relevant course

8. Select the recording type

9. When all relevant information is entered, click Upload

16. Your video will be processed in the background, click OK

Your video will be processed in the background, click OK

17. You can see the progress in the upload window. In this step you can also Delete the video.

You can see the progress in the upload window. In this step you can also Delete the video.

18. When processed, the video is available to be added in the steps described above. Next to that you can now find your file on to make changes to the metadata or to delete the file.

You now know how to use Multimedia in Brightspace!

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