This tutorial will show you how to upload and embed a video (or audio file) into a Discussion Post using the My Media tool.

You may consider printing this tutorial and referencing it as you work. A printable PDF version of this tutorial can be found here:

Before you begin, you must:

  • For STUDENT access to the My Media tool: If you do not see your course under the [MCStdnt] role (see Step #1 – Option #2), your instructor has not provided access to the tool.
  • A video (or audio file) that you have created that is LESS THAN 2GB file size (For best results with video, it is recommend that you prepare the video at a resolution of 1280×720 using the H.264 video codec at about 4000 kbps).

Instructors should see the following tutorial on providing student access to the My Media Tool:

Step #1 – Option #1 (preferred method)

  1. Log in to D2L ( Pull-down the [Select a course] menu, and select your course.

Step #1 – Option #2

  1. Log in to D2L ( If you choose to find your course under the [My Courses] list, click the [MCStdnt] button next to [Role:].

Step #2

  1. Once you are in your course site, click on [Discussions] in the upper navigation bar.

Step #3

  1. Click on the appropriate Discussion topic or this assignment.

Step #4

  1. Click the [Start New Thread] button.

Step #5

  1. In the editor, click the small icon that looks like a play, stop, rewind, and fast forward button, called [Insert Stuff].

Step #6

  1. A new window will pop up. Click the button [My Media].
  2. To embed a video (or audio file) that you have ALREADY uploaded, identify the media from the list and click the title. Skip to Step #9.
  3. To upload a NEW video (or audio file), pull down the [Add New] menu and click [Media Upload]. Continue to Step #7.

Step #7

  1. Click [Choose a File to Upload]. Browse to the location on your computer where you have saved your file and select the file.

Step #8

  1. Enter a [Title] and an optional [Description] for the media asset.

Step #9

  1. Click [Next].

Step #10

  1. You will see a preview of your video (or audio file).
  2. Click the [Insert] button.

Step #11

  1. Once you return to the [New Message Details] page, make sure that you have entered a [Subject] for your post.
  2. You can add additional text to the [Message], if desired.
  3. Click [Post].

Step #12


Click on your discussion post to see your media. You (and your peers) can control the play and volume from here.