eLearning Lessons in Blendspace

How To Add Your Content

Make a copy of the Template

Your first step is to make a copy of the eLearning Lesson Template in Blendspace. Just follow the link below. Then:


  • Login to your Blendspace account
    (Login with Google if you don't already have an account)
  • Click "COPY"
  • Rename the file to the title of your lesson.
Make a Copy (Blendspace)

Text

  • Replace template text [in brackets] with your own text.
  • Fill in other text.
Editing & Inserting Text (Blendspace)

Files - PDF, Audio MP3, PPT, etc.

Inserting Files (Blendspace)

Links

Inserting Links (Blendspace)

Images

Inserting Images (Blendspace)

Videos

Inserting Videos (Blendspace)

YouTube

If you are doing a video recording, I highly recommend that you upload it to your YouTube account. It will be easier to embed in your lesson. It will save you some frustrations if you sign in to your account and set up your channel first.


  1. Sign into YouTube with your school Google account
  2. Click upload
  3. When prompted, create your "channel"
  4. You will now be able to upload video files, from your computer or directly from programs like Screencast-O-Matic, to your YouTube channel.
Recording Your Own Video/Screencast

There are many tools available for video recording. If you're already comfortable with something, use it! If this is new to you, I recommend Screencast-O-Matic. It's free and relatively easy. Watch this video to learn the basics. Then follow the steps to upload your video to YouTube and find the URL to include it in your lesson.

Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial

Audio

These resources will help you if you are choosing to do an audio recording for your personal connection piece, or if you just want to include an audio explanation for students.


You won't be able to directly insert an audio file in Blendspace. You can link to an audio file you have stored in Google Drive, but this doesn't work particularly well either. The file will not play within Blendspace. It be downloadable to the device and can be retrieved and played from there. The steps (demonstrated in the video below) are:


  1. Use Online Voice Recorder to make your audio recording.
  2. Save it to your computer.
  3. Upload it to Google Drive.
  4. Adjust the share settings so that anyone with the link can view.
  5. Place the link to your recording file in your lesson.

Recording & Inserting Audio (Blendspace)

Getting the Share Link For Your Lesson

Getting the Share Link for Your Lesson (Blendspace)