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Student: How do I share a video in Dropbox in a forum post in TITANium?

You will learn how to share in a forum post a video file that you have already uploaded to Dropbox.

1. Within Dropbox, navigate to the video or document you want to share with your students.


2. Click on the three dots menu.

Likewise, you can click on Share to perform a similar process.

three dots menu selected

3. Select Share.

Share selected

Note: Leave the setting at "Can view" rather than "Can edit" unless you want students to be able to edit the file (such as a Word document or Excel). Videos can only be viewed not edited.

Link settings link is selected

5. Click on the dropdown menu for Who has access.

Who has access menu selected

6. Decide on how much security you want.

The three choices are:

Anyone with link allows anyone who has the link to view this file. This is the easiest way to share this file with your students but is also the least secure.

Team members allows you to share only with members of a Group/Team within Dropbox. You could make a new Group and add all of your students to that Group (provided they have all logged in to Dropbox at least once previously). This is the most secure option.

People with password allows greater security than Anyone with link but less than Team members.

Who has access 3 choices

For this guide, we will choose Anyone with link, as that may be the most likely choice that faculty will make.

Anyone with link is selected

8. Click the Expiration slider.

Only click on the slider if you want create an expiration date for when this file is available to view.

Expiration slider selected

9. Type an expiration date.

Expiration date selected

10. Click on the Disable downloads slider.

Only click this slider if you do not want others to be able to easily download the file.

Disable downloads slider

11. Click on Save.

Save button selected
Copy link is selected

This link can now be pasted into any textbox in your course, pasted into an email, posted in an announcement, etc.

Follow these additional steps to post this link to a forum in your course in TITANium.

13. Enter your course in TITANium.

course main page

14. Enter the forum activity where you want to post a link to this video or file.

Forum link selected
Add a new discussion topic button selected

16. Type a Subject for the post.

Subject field selected

Note: The reason we do not use the LINK icon for this URL is because TITANium will automatically try to embed the video in the post, but that kind of embed will not work with a URL from Dropbox.

Textbox selected

18. Click on Post to forum.

Post to forum button selected

19. For other students to view your video, they need to select the URL, right-mouse click and select Go to...

URL is selected

Article Summary

You have now learned how to create a link in Dropbox and share it in a forum post in your course in TITANium.