ADD A FLASH (.SWF) TO A COURSE


You can add a Flash object either as a whole course or as an accent (for example, an animated chart or other illustration). You can add flash within a block or as its own object. If you want to place the Flash .swf as its own object, you must first create a holder for it. To do this, you can add an HTML block to the page (using the Add Block dropdown you see in Editing Mode) or a web page resource (using Manage Activities and the Add a Resource dropdown box). See the step guide titled Create a New Activity and Add it to a Page for help with this step.


Before You Begin



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Administration Block

Generally, the Administration Block appears in the left-column or can be found by clicking Administer My Course in a facilitated template. If you cannot find this block, you can temporarily add it to any page by selecting it from the Add Block dropdown. Make sure you’re in Editing mode to see this dropdown.

A shortcut is to right-click the name of the file and then select Copy Shortcut or Copy Link Location (browser-dependent). This will copy a link to the file so you can later place it in the course.

NOTE: If you are using a web page resource, make sure you scroll down past the Summary section to the section titled Compose a Web Page.

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<a href="http://campus.educadium.com/campusname/file.php/coursenumber/swffile?d=720x540"></a>

IMPORTANT: The red text can be replaced with the link to the file you copied at the end of Step 5 above. Otherwise, you must replace the yellow-highlighted text with text that matches your campus, course, and video. The numbers can be changed to reflect the width and height of the video.

If you want to use your own embed code, please be sure you take various browsers into account. For example, the following code will work in both FireFox and Internet Explorer. If you use it, be sure to edit the red parts.

<object width="600" height="450" align="middle" 
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0"
classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"> <param value="sameDomain" name="allowScriptAccess" />
<param value="false" name="allowFullScreen" /> <param value="file link" name="movie" />
<param value="high" name="quality" /> <param value="#000000" name="bgcolor" />
<param value="transparent" name="wmode" /> <embed width="600" height="450" align="middle"
pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
allowfullscreen="false" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain" wmode="transparent" name="producer_pack"
bgcolor="#000000" quality="high" src="/file link" /></object>