This tutorial will show you how to upload an audio file to D2L using the Insert Stuff feature. This process allows the audio file to play *in* the browser, rather than requiring the student to download the MP3 file to their computer and use a desktop media player to listen.
Before you begin:
- You’ll need to have access to the MP3 file for the audio clip. WAV files will also work, but they need to be less that 10 minutes.
- You’ll need [Instructor] access to your D2L course site.
You may consider printing this tutorial and referencing it as you work. A printable PDF version of this tutorial can be found here: https://db.tt/onDasJvR
Select the location where you’d like to distribute your audio file. You can upload and distribute audio files anywhere there is an HTML Editor in D2L (for example, Content, Announcements/News, or Quizzes).
For this tutorial, we’ll select Content, although the steps for inserting the audio file using the HTML Editor are identical regardless of the D2L location.
Option #1 – if you have already created the Module in which you’d like to place your audio file, click [Table of Contents] Identify the Module title from the list of Modules.
Option #2 – if you need to create a new Module in which you’ll place your audio file, click [Add a module…]. Provide a title for the Module.
- Pull down the menu under [New].
- Select [Create a File].
- Provide a [Title] for your audio file. This is the link students will click on to listen to the file, so this can be descriptive.
- In the HTML editor, click the [Insert Stuff] button.
Step #5 – Option 1
- If you have ALREADY uploaded your audio file to D2L, click [Course Offering Files].
- Select the correct audio file by clicking the radio button in front of the title.
- Click [Next].
Step #5 – Option 2
- If you have NOT already uploaded your audio file to D2L, click [My Computer].
- Click the [Choose File] button.
Step #5b – Option 2
- Browse to the location on your computer where you have saved your audio file and select the file.
- Click [Open].
Step #5c – Option 2
- Ensure that you’ve picked up the correct files and click [Upload].
- Enter [Link Text] and [Alternate Text]. This can be the same text as the Topic Title.
- OPTIONAL: You may [Preview] the audio file.
- Click [Insert].
- Once you return to the [Create a File] window, you’ll notice that a yellow box appears inside the HTML Editor. You can add additional text to this page, if you’d like.
- Click [Publish].
- Ensure that the audio file plays correctly. Click the [Play] button on the player to listen to the audio file.