Content Editor

Use the Content Editor to format text, insert equations and tables, attach files and embed multimedia in content areas.

About the Content Editor

The content editor allows faculty and students to format text, attach files, embed multimedia, and insert equations, hyperlinks, and tables. The content editor appears throughout the system in areas such as content areas, learning modules, folders, items, announcements and test questions.

Using Editor to Embed UBbox a Document in UB Learns

A useful feature of UB Learns isthe ability to embed files from other sources, including UBbox. By embedding documents from UBbox into your UB Learns course, you are able to update documents in real time without having to delete or upload additional files.  

In order to embed a file into UB Learns, the first thing you will need to do is setup sharing of the file in UBbox.

  1. Log into your UBbox account and locate the file you want to share.
  2. Click on the Share link next to the file you intend to embed.
  3. Confirm the Access Type is set to People with the link.
  4. Click on the gear icon on the right side of the shared link box. This link will take you to advanced settings. Here you can customize the document’s URL, require a password for the document, determine an expiration date for the document’s availability, and even decide whether or not people who have access to the document can download the document.
  5. Once you have adjusted any settings in the advanced settings section, click Save then Close.

In order to embed the document into your UB Learns course, you will need to get the embed code for the document.

  1. Select the ellipsis (three dots) icon next to the document to be embedded and select More Actions > Embed Widget.
  2. Select Copy next to Embed Code URL.
  3. Close the Embed Widget window.

Embed the document in UB Learns.

  1. Sign into your UB Learns course
  2. Navigate to content area where you want to embed the document. The content editor appears throughout the system in areas such as content areas, learning modules, folders, items, announcements and test questions.
  3. Click on the HTML button on the editor panel. Paste your embed code inside the editor, then click Save. Your document should now be embedded into your course.
  4. To check how your document looks, enter student mode in order to preview the document as the student would.

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