Media

There are several different types of media that can be added to your site including documents, images, videos, and audio files. This topic is extensive and will be covered more completely on a separate page. Click here to find out more about adding media to your site.

Adding Images

The Add Media button can be used to add images to your page from your computer, a location on the Internet, or your edublog media library.

You should only add images that you have rights to add, such as:

  • Photos you have taken
  • Images that are not copyright protected

All images on the web are copyright protected unless there is information that indicates that they are available for reuse.  One way to find images that can be reused is through the Search Tool in Google images which can filter images to just shows those that can be reused.

Click here to find out more about adding images to your pages and posts.

Not all image files can be used on the web.  Those that can be used end in .jpg, .gif, and .png. 

Often it is necessary to modify images before posting them to your page so that the dimensions are appropriate for the page and the file size is not too large (which would make the file download slowly).  You can find out more about working with digital images at:

http://www.21things4teachers.net/21-things/digital-images/

Embedding Video from Video Sharing Websites

For several video sharing websites, including YouTube and Vimeo, you can embed video by simply copying the URL from the address bar of the video onto your Edublog page.  When you copy the URL:

  • make sure it is not a link
  • make sure it is on a new line

If the URL automatically turns into a link, there is an unlink button you can use.  If you have problems with the embed feature, adding [ embed ]  before the link and  [ /embed ]  at the end often helps, like this:

  [ embed ] URL of Video here [ /embed ]

Note: spaces were added in the example between the square brackets and the word embed to prevent it from becoming an actual embed tag in the text.  Do not add the space when using this feature.

Click here to find out more about embedding video.

 Adding Links to Documents Such as Word or PDF

You can add links to resource documents by using the Add Media button, then selecting the document from your computer or USB drive.  The document will be added to your Edublog library and a link to the document will be added to your post or page.

Click here to find out more about adding links to documents.

 

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