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How to embed media files into your PDP

Embedding video files

Navigate to the page that you want to embed the media files on and click on its edit button (the pencil).

Edit button in Mahara

Click and drag a new block onto the page by clicking and dragging the green plus sign onto the page. Placeholders (dotted lines) will appear to guide where you position the block.

Add a block button in Mahara

Give your block a title by completing the Block title field and then click on the Show more button until the Embedded media button appears on the editing panel. Click on this.

Mahara media embed interface

This will then show the Embedded media configuration screen where you can add your media. If you have already uploaded the file it will appear in the drop down list under Home when you click on the down arrow in the green(ish) Media bar, at the top of the configuration panel. Simply click on the tick icon next to its name to add it.

If you have not loaded the file yet, you can do so using the Choose Files/Browse button. This will become active when you tick the Yes: The file I am... statement checkbox. Please be aware that media files can be quite large and that the limit for uploading individual files to Mahara is 256 MB. Click on the Save button to complete the process.

Embedded media configuration panel in Mahara

The embedded file will then appear in your block, complete with player controls.

Embedded media example in Mahara

Please note, if the file is a .mov file you will need to save it as a .mp4 file to add it to this block. Free software that you can use for this process is:

How to embed video files in your PDP video

Embedding PDF files

PDF files need to be inserted separately from other media file types into portfolios.

Navigate to the page that you want to embed the PDF files on and click on its edit button (the pencil).

Edit button in Mahara

Click and drag a new block onto the page by clicking and dragging the green plus sign onto the page. Placeholders (dotted lines) will appear to guide where you position the block.

Add a block button in Mahara

Give your block a title by completing the Block title field and then click on the Show more button until the PDF button appears on the editing panel. Click on this.

Embed PDF file dialogue box Mahara

If you have already uploaded the PDF file it will appear in the drop down list under Home when you click on the down arrow in the green(ish) File bar, at the top of the configuration panel. Simply click on the tick icon next to its name to add it.

Mahara PDF configuration panel

If you have not loaded the PDF file yet, you can do so using the Choose Files/Browse button. This will become active when you tick the Yes: The file I am... statement checkbox. Please be aware that PDF files can be quite large and that the limit for uploading individual files to Mahara is 256 MB. Click on the Save button to complete the process.

The PDF file will then appear on your page complete with player controls.

Upload PDF interface Mahara

How to embed PDF files in your PDP video