How do I link to a video in Dropbox?

You will learn how to link to a video file stored in your CSU Fullerton Dropbox account. This will allow students in your course in TITANium to view the video.

Follow these steps after you have uploaded the appropriate video (preferably an mp4 file) to your CSUF Dropbox account.

1. Enter your course.

Enter your course.

2. Turn editing on.

Use either the link within the Administration block which by default is the first block in the left-hand column of the course main page or click on the Turn editing on button on the top right-hand corner of the page.

Turn editing on.

3. Click on Add an activity or resource.

Click on Add an activity or resource.

4. Select the Label resource.

The Label resource is used as an example for this article; however, you can add a dropbox video file to almost any Resource or Activity.

Select the Label resource.

5. Click on Add.

Click on Add.

6. Click on the Hyperlink icon button in the tool menu.

Click on the Hyperlink icon button in the tool menu.

7. Click on Browse repositories.

Click on Browse repositories.

8. Click on Dropbox in the left-hand menu.

8.1. Click on Login to your account.

Sub-steps 8.1 to 8.6 are only necessary the first time you link to a file in Dropbox.

Skip to the next Step.

8.2. In the pop-up window, scroll down to the bottom.

In the pop-up window, scroll down to the bottom.

8.3. Type your email address.

Type your email address.

8.4. Click on Continue.

Click on Continue.

8.5. Resize the pop-up window.

Resize the pop-up window.

8.6. Click on CSU Fullerton.

Note: You can also use your personal account if it is already linked to your CSU Fullerton business account.

Click on CSU Fullerton.

9. The contents of your CSUF dropbox account should display.

10. Navigate to where the file is you want to link.

11. Click on the desired file.

12. Select Link to the file directly.

The advantage of using a direct link is that you don't have to keep track of your current video in more than one location. Keep the video in Dropbox up-to-date and the link in TITANium will auto update.

Select Link to the file directly.

13. Click on Select this file.

Click on Select this file.

14. The link now displays in the content box of the Label.

The link now displays in the content box of the Label.

15. Click on Save and return to course.

Click on Save and return to course.

16. The video will display on the course main page.

The web browser should create a player for the video. Some web browsers may require a plug-in like QuickTime or VLC player (for playing an MP4/M4V/MOV video file or Flash Player for playing an FLV video file).

The video will display on the course main page.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to connect your CSU Fullerton Dropbox within your course in TITANium and to link to a video file from your dropbox, so that students can view the video. Read this article to learn how to change the display size of the video.

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