How do I link to a video in Dropbox?
You will learn how to link to a video file stored in your 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 mp4 or m4v) to your Dropbox account.
1. Enter your course.
2. Click on the Gear icon.
3. Turn editing on.
4. Click on Add an activity or resource.
5. Select the File resource.
Note that there are several ways to link to a file in Dropbox. This is simply one way to do that.
6. Click on Add.
7. Type a name for the link.
8. Click on the Add button in the File upload area..
Note: Don't worry about the 100 MB file limit.
9. Click on Dropbox.
10. Click on Log in to your account.
11. Click on CSU Fullerton
Conversely, if you want to use your personal account, click on Personal.
12. Your Dropbox folders should appear.
Note: If your Dropbox account doesn't display, you may instead be prompted to log in to the CSUF Portal again.
12.1. Log in to the CSUF Portal again.
After logging in to the CSUF portal again, your Dropbox folders should appear.
13. Navigate to your video file.
14. Click on the file to be linked.
15. Select Create an alias/shortcut to the file.
Note: If your file is larger than 100 MB, then you MUST select to create a shortcut. If you do not, your attempt will be unsuccessful.
16. Click on Appearance.
17. Using the dropdown menu, select Embed or New Window.
Display options: Force download - This is the default. The video file will download if the student clicks on the link. For videos, most students will prefer to view the video rather than download it.
So, select any other options besides Force download. You choose how you want it to display in your course. Embed or New window may be the best choice.
18. Click on Save and display.
19. Click on the play button to play the video.
20. The video should now play.
21. Students can now use the link on the course main page.
22. Article Summary
You have now learned how to link your video in Dropbox to your course in TITANium.