Ways to include content in the Learn.UQ text editor as part of collaboration or assessment tasks for your course.

Record from Webcam

We recommend you use the Kaltura Media mashup > Record from webcam feature instead.  View the Kaltura webcam instructions.

The Record from Webcam tool requires you to have a private Google/YouTube account and uses the YouTube video recorder:

Click the Record from Webcam button on the editor

A webcam recorder window will open. From this window you can record a video using your webcam and microphone and upload it to your Google/YouTube account or browse your account for a current video.

Record a video

  1. Click the Sign in to YouTube link
  2. Log-in with your Google/YouTube account username and password
  3. Verify that Blackboard is able to link to your Google/YouTube account
  4. Click Record the from webcam
  5. Click Start recording
  6. Record/re-record your movie until you are satisfied and click Upload
  7. Complete the insertion

Browse for a video

  1. Click the Browse tab at the top of the window
  2. Click the Sign in to YouTube link
  3. Log-in with your Google/YouTube account username and password
  4. Browse through your uploaded videos, Preview and Insert the required movie
  5. Select a display method (play in place, or display as a linked thumbnail) 
  6. Complete the insertion

Insert Hyperlink

While using the text editor:

  • Type and then highlight link text
  • Click the Insert/Edit Link button (a chain link icon)

  • Paste a web link into the Link Path box
  • Select Open in New Window in the Target field
  • Optionally: enter a title which will appear when someone hovers their mouse over the link
  • Click Submit

Preview your link

Click the Preview button (a computer screen icon) in the text editor to test your link to ensure that your instructor can locate and mark your work. (Links are not active while editing).

Insert File

Click the Insert File button on the text editor

  • Click Browse My Computer
  • Locate and insert a file

  • Adjust your link text (it will default to your file name)
  • Add a simple description of the type of file you are uploading

Click Submit

Test your file link

Click the Preview button (an icon for a computer screen) to test your file link.

Insert Image

Click the Insert/Edit Image button on the text editor. The On the Insert/Edit Image box will pop up.
If the button is not visible click the Show More button on the right of the editor to enable Advanced View.

Click Browse My Computer to locate a file
It is not recommended you paste a web link - as the link will break if the file is moved.

Insert an image description and image title

Optionally:

  • Click the Appearance tab
  • Adjust the dimensions as necessary (e.g. to shrink the image)
  • Click Insert

Edit/replace an image

  • Select an image
  • Click the Insert/Edit Image button

Insert/Edit Embedded Media

We do not recommend the use of this tool. Use the Mashups button > Kaltura Media option instead.

Equation Editor

Insert an equation

Click the f(x) (Launch Maths Editor) button on the text editor
If the button is not visible click the Show More button on the right of the editor to enable Advanced View.

The WIRIS maths editor will pop up in a new window:

  • Type text and symbols and use the tabs to locate and select tools to build your equation
  • Click Accept

The equation will be inserted into the editor as an image.

Edit an equation

  • Select an equation object in the editor
  • Click the f(x) (Launch Maths Editor) button

The WIRIS maths editor will pop up in a new window with your equation pre-populated.

  • Type and symbols and use the tabs to locate and select tools to adjust your equation
  • Click Accept to replace your old equation in the editor

Equation editor help

Click the Manual link at the bottom of the WIRIS editor window to open the online manual