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How does a student link to their Dropbox in a forum post?

You will learn how a student can link to a video file in their Dropbox account. This method can also be used by an instructor.

Follow these steps after you have uploaded your video to your Dropbox account.

1. Enter your course.

Enter your course.

2. Click on the link to the forum.

Click on the link to the forum.

3. The forum page will display.

The instructions for this forum along will display.

The forum page will display.

4. Click on the title of the first post.

For a Q and A Forum type, the instructor needs to create the first post and students then reply to that post. Students will initially only see the instructor's post until after they reply.

Click on the title of the first post.

5. View the instructor's post.

View the instructor's post.

6. Click on Reply.

Click on Reply.

7. Type a title for your Reply.

Type a title for your Reply.

8. Login to Dropbox and locate the video from your camera.

Open a new browser window, login to your Dropbox account and locate the video uploaded from your iPad, iPhone or other camera. The example below is from an iPad, so the file type is MOV; however, MP4 is the most compatible file type. To play an MOV, you may need to first install the QuickTime plug-in for your web browser.

9. Click on Share.

10. Right-click on the link and select Copy.

Right-click on the link and select Copy.

11. Click on the Hyperlink icon.

Now, returning to the TITANium course forum page, click on the Hyperlink icon.

Click on the Hyperlink icon.

12. Right-click on the Enter a URL field and select Paste.

Right-click on the Enter a URL field and select Paste.

13. Click on Create link.

Click on Create link.

14. The link now displays in the Content area.

The link now displays in the Content area.

15. Click on Post to forum.

Click on Post to forum.

16. Click on Continue.

Click on Continue.

17. Your post now displays below the original post.

18. Click on the link within your post.

A linked MP4 video from Dropbox will display with a play button inside the post, but MOV video files may display only as a link.

19. Dropbox opens displaying the video.

Dropbox opens displaying the video.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to link a video file stored in your Dropbox account when you post to a forum.

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