How to link to external media - Mahara

How to link to external media - Mahara
This is one of several short task sheets covering the area of including other content into your portfolio
that you have created or found outside of Mahara. This particular task sheet covers the topic of how to
link externally-hosted media to your portfolio.
1. Links to external media need to be inserted onto a
page. To do this, open up your portfolio page by
clicking on the Portfolio link from the Dashboard
page (Figure 1)
Figure 1: Portfolio link
2. From the list of pages find and click on the page
called ‘Completed Tasks’ (Figure 2)
Figure 2: Completed Tasks link
3. We will include an External media block into
this page. Start by clicking on the grey ‘Edit this
page’ button located in the top-right of this
page (Figure 3). The two-column layout we set
up earlier for this page is fine so we will now
add an External media block to this page.
Figure 3: Edit this page button
Version: 1.0 - 2015/16
Author: CPE - TEL Team
4. Click on the External icon from the editing
menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
This will open up a list of options beneath it
(Figure 4). Now click and hold down the
mouse over the External media icon/text,
drag the External media block onto a
suitable location on your page and let go of
the mouse.
Figure 4: Linking external media to a page
5. This will then show the External media
configuration screen (Figure 5). Type My
first external media into the Block title box.
Into the URL or embed code box (the upper
lasso-ed area), type the URL as supplied by
your teacher (or the following will work as
an example):
Optionally, you may choose to specify an
explicit display width and height for this
media on your page (see lasso-ed area)
Figure 5: External media configuration screen
When ready, press the green Save button at
the bottom-left of the screen
Version: 1.0 - 2015/16
Author: CPE - TEL Team
6. You will now be placed back on your main
page and your external media block should
be visible in preview at a size determined by
the system or at the dimensions you
specified in the last step. (Figure 6). Click
the green Done button when you are happy
that you have linked to the external media
correctly – you can play the media before
you confirm this to be sure you are happy
with it.
Figure 6: External media block with preview
Version: 1.0 - 2015/16
Author: CPE - TEL Team