Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Adding Media (Pictures or Video) to Your Kiblog Post

In this post I will show you how to add video or pictures to your Kidblog post. After logging in and clicking on the new post link you will be here. 


Notice right above the tool bar on the writing area there is a link that says Upload/Insert Media. Click that link. 


You will then have a pop out menu that looks like this. Notice the three tabs at the top We will look at the From Computer tab first. 




Click on the Select Files link and it will open another pop up menu. From here you can search for the pictures from your computer you want to add. Please note this view is on an Apple computer. Your computer pop up screen may look slightly different. 


After you choose your picture click on the Open button/link at the bottom of the page. 


You will be redirected back to the original pop up page. The picture will show up below the box. Here you can choose the alignment of the picture (I almost always choose centered.) You can also add a caption which is great for accessibility for blind readers. When finished click the button/link Insert Into Post



Now you will see the pop up menu disappear and the picture will appear in the post window. 




Back to the pop up window. The second tab, From URL, opens up the following choices. All you need to do is add the URL to the box (that means the address of the picture from the address bar.) You can also add the Image Caption here and Alignment.



The third tab is Media Library. This allows you to pick media that has already been used on the blog or media that has been uploaded by the teacher. 



Do you have any questions or comments? Please leave them in the comment section. 

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