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How do I embed Media Gallery media in a Trunk text box?

Media Gallery media (video, audio and images) can be embedded into many Trunk text boxes (for instance, Announcements, Syllabus, Assignments, Forums, Test & Quizzes...).

NOTE: Media Gallery media cannot be embedded into text boxes in the following Trunk tools:  Resources, Drop Box, Site Information Display, and Email (Messages).

There are 2 methods for embedding Media Gallery media into a Trunk text box:

Method 1: Upload the media directly from the Kaltura icon located in the Trunk text box tools.

Method 2: Add existing media from your My Media space to the Trunk text box using the Kaltura icon located in the Trunk text box tools.

Note "Kaltura" is the company that created the Media Gallery tool and provides the streaming and storage service.  Tufts University contracts Kaltura for providing this service.

Method 1: Upload the media directly from the Kaltura icon located in the Trunk text box tools.

This method does not require that the Media Gallery tool be added to a Trunk site. All instructors, Course Builders, TAs, Guest instructors, Librarians and Project site Organizers can embed Media Gallery media in a text box without the tool being added to the site.

If the Media Gallery tool is added to the site AND students (or project site participants) are given permission to upload media, they also can use this method for embedding media content in a Trunk text box.

To embed Media Gallery media in a Trunk text box, access the text box and place your cursor where you want the media embedded.

To embed Media Gallery media in a Trunk text box, access the text box and place your cursor where you want the media embedded.

Example above is an Announcement text box.

Click the "Kaltura" icon.

Click the "Kaltura" icon.

This displays all of the media uploaded to Media Gallery Site Library. If the Media Gallery tool has not been added to the site, or if no media has been aded to the site's Site Library, no media thumbnails will be displayed (but you can still upload a new file).

Click Upload

Click Upload

In the above example, the site has the Media Gallery tool and some media has been uploaded to the Site Library.

Clicking on Upload displays the Media Gallery file upload dialog box.

Select the file format tab, then click Browse

Select the file format tab, then click Browse

This displays your computer's file locator.

Select the media file on your computer, then click Open (or Select)

Select the media file on your computer, then click Open (or Select)

This returns the display to the upload dialog box with the media file selected.

Click Upload.

Click Upload.

This uploads the media to the user's My Media space or the Media Gallery.

Once uploaded (which may take some time depending on the size of the file), click Next

Once uploaded (which may take some time depending on the size of the file), click Next

This displays the media metadata dialog box.

Edit Name, Tags or Description, then click Next

Edit Name, Tags or Description, then click Next

This processes the media into the correct format for use with the Media Gallery Player.

Note: This may take a long time depending on the length of the media. Do not proceed until this proces is completely finished.

When the media is completely processed, click Finish (or Add More Media).

When the media is completely processed, click Finish (or Add More Media).

This will return the display to original uploader dialog box with a thumbnail of the media.

Click on the media thumbnail

Click on the media thumbnail

This will embed the media into the text box.

The media will appear in the editing text box as a thumbnail.

The media will appear in the editing text box as a thumbnail.

When posted, the media will be displayed in the Media Gallery media player.

When posted, the media will be displayed in the Media Gallery media player.

Method 2: Add existing media from your My Media space to the Trunk text box using the Kaltura icon located in the Trunk text box tools.

This method requires that the Media Gallery tool be added to a Trunk site. By default, this method is available for instructors (and all site maintainers) if the Media Gallery tool is added to a site.

If the Media Gallery tool is added to the site AND students (or project site participants) are given permission to upload media, they also can use this method for embedding media content in a Trunk text box.

To embed Media Gallery media in a Trunk text box, access the text box and place your cursor where you want the media embedded.

To embed Media Gallery media in a Trunk text box, access the text box and place your cursor where you want the media embedded.

Example above is an Assignment text box.

Click the "Kaltura" icon.

Click the "Kaltura" icon.

This displays all of the Media uploaded to the Media Gallery tool Site Library.  

Click on the thumbnail of the media you want to embed

Click on the thumbnail of the media you want to embed

This will embed the media into the text box.

The media will appear in the editing text box as a thumbnail.

The media will appear in the editing text box as a thumbnail.

When posted, the media will be displayed in the Media Gallery media player.