Add content from an external Website (e.g., Flickr, YouTube,
Mashups allow Instructors to add content from an external Web
site to a Course. This content is used in a variety of ways within
- A standalone piece of Course Content.
- Part of a test question.
- A topic on a Discussion Board.
- Part of an assignment.
The content displayed in a course will still reside on the
external Web site.
Mashups are added as a Content Item in a folder or added through
the Text Editor. Adding a Mashup as a Content Item makes it a part
of the information that you present to users for them to view.
Adding a Mashup using the Text Editor means that you can put
Mashups in places where users can interact with the content, such
as in Test Questions, Discussion Boards, and Blogs.
Mashups are displayed in the following ways:
- Embed: The Mashup displays directly on the page when a
student opens the item.
- Thumbnail View with Player: A small picture of the
Mashup displays on the page with controls to launch it.
- Text Link with Player: A link to the Mashup is displayed
on the page. Students click the link to launch the Mashup.
To encourage discussion about "Hamlet", the Instructor can
create a Mashup that includes a video of a scene from a production
of the play and a link to a newspaper review of that
UBlearns supports the following:
- Flickr: a site for viewing and sharing photographic
- Slideshare: a site for viewing and sharing PowerPoint
presentations, Word documents, or Adobe PDF Portfolios.
- YouTube: a site for viewing and sharing online
When finished, the Mashup appears in the folder or Content Area
where it was created. If necessary, use the action link for the
Mashup item to set Adaptive Release rules, add metadata, or track
the number of views.
If the Mashup does not appear or displays an error after
initially appearing, it is possible that the URL has changed or the
item was deleted from Flickr, Slideshare, or YouTube.