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Images and Videos


First published on May 11, 2019. Last updated on May 16, 2019.


You can often just copy and paste images into your Course.Cafe content. However, the preferred way is to first click on the Add Media button and upload the image into the Media Library, then insert it into your content. Make sure to enter the metadata including Alt Text to improve accessibility. You should enter the source and copyright information into the Description field.

GIF, JPEG (JPG) and PNG image files work best. Some other types might not work or might not display on older computers or browsers.

You can often choose a size for the image in its edit menu after you add it to a course or lesson. If none of the sizes is what you want, choose the smallest image size that is larger than your desired size, then decrease that size to what you desire. (You can drag to resize.) Decreasing the size of a larger image will improve image display quality.


Use the same approach for videos as for images. You might need to manually add your own caption in the content field rather than in metadata. There is no Alt Text field for videos, but ideally there should be captioning.

  • TIP! To avoid videos appearing in the print version of your course, embed videos in the following short codes: [iframe class="noprint" src="your source"]] and [[/iframe]. The “scr” refers to the URL of the video, and “class” tells the video not to appear in the print version (which would show up as a blank space).

MP4 videos files are best to use. Other types might not appear on all browsers.


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