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Adding Content from an External Web Site

WebCampus contains a tool called a Mashup that allows you to include content in your course from YouTube, Flickr, or SlideShare.  The content must be publicly available and searchable using keywords.  The following example will show you how to search for content on YouTube and include it in a course content area.

  1. Make sure that Edit Mode is ON, and click an existing Content Area (Syllabus, Course Information, Assignments) from the Course Menu on the left.
  2. Mouse over Build Content on the action bar and select YouTube Video.

  1. Type your search keywords in the Search field, change the keyword parameters (choosing At least one of the words instead of All of the words is recommended), select the Language (default is English), and click Go.
  2. You may Sort the results by relevancy and/or upload date, as well as Preview any items you wish.  When you have found a video you would like to use, click Select.

  1. In the Create Mashup Item page, you can type the Name for the YouTube video along with an optional Description.
  2. In the Mashup Options section, you can set how the video will be viewed -- your choices include: 1) Thumbnail (small image that enlarges to a player when clicked), 2) Text Link with Player (text only that expands to a player when clicked), or 3) Embed Video (full-size player). You can also choose whether the YouTube URL and information is displayed.

  1. In the Options section you can make the item available to students by selecting Yes for the Permit Users to View this Content.
  2. Click Submit to save the item. See the saved YouTube example as it would appear in a course below (Options chosen: YouTube URL = Yes, YouTube Info = Yes, Mashup View: Embed Video):

Video Demonstration

Adding Streaming Content from an External Web Site (YouTube, Flickr, etc.) using the Mashup tool