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Brightspace Tip #103: Insert Stuff

You can easily insert images, videos, and other media into your Brightspace course using the "Insert Stuff" option within the HTML Editor. Insert Stuff allows you to embed or link to content items and place them within your Brightspace course. Insert Stuff is available anywhere in the course where the HTML Editor is available. This includes content item descriptions, announcements, discussions, assignments, quizzes, surveys.

insert stuff window

Depending upon your needs, Insert Stuff allows you to upload and insert media in the following ways:

  • Upload a file from your computer
  • Insert a file from within your Course Offering Files
  • Insert a file from within your Brightspace ePortfolio
  • Create and insert a Video Note (webcam recording)
  • Insert a Youtube video via Youtube Search within Insert Stuff window
  • Insert an image file via Flickr Search within the Insert Stuff window
  • Enter a URL where your media file exists
  • Insert a media file by using the Enter Embed Code option
  • Insert media via a Mediasite Lecture Capture search

The next time you are contemplating using media in your courses, try inserting stuff.

Are you looking for images to use in your courses? Check out my Free Image Sites and Tools for Educators blog post.

Follow these steps to do it.

To insert stuff:

  1. In the HTML Editor, place your cursor where you want to insert the media and then click the Insert Stuff button.
  2. Choose the media type you want to insert and follow the prompts.

insert stuff icon shown on HTML Editor toolbar

Want more information?

Create a File and Insert Stuff (video)
Brightspace Tip #43: HTML Editor
Brightspace Tip #102: Video Notes
Free Image Sites and Tools for Educators

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