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How do I add a flash object to LibGuides?

I have a flash viewlet made by "Viewlet Builder 5" and I don't know how to add it to my Libguide. It's on a local drive at the moment
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013  |  2707 Views

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You can't upload flash, movie, or audio files directly into LibGuides...though you can embed them. They just need to live somewhere else. :)

So, first you'd need to upload your file somewhere that can stream it.
Then you can either link to it or embed it in your guide.

Uploading to a Server

If you have a streaming media server at your library/institution, you can upload the file to that and then link to or embed it in your guide.

If not, you can always use an online service to host your file. Something like:

If anyone has other sites they use to host flash, video, or audio files, please share them in the comments section. :)

Embedding in Your Guide

You'll need to get the embed code from the online service or your streaming media server / IT department.

Location of the embed code can vary from site to site, so be sure to look around for it or use the site's help section to learn where to find it.

Then you can easily add it to your guide using either an Embedded Media & Widgets box or a Rich Text box.

Embedded Media & Widgets Box

  1. Embedded Media / Widgets BoxAdd an Embedded Media & Widgets box to your guide.
  2. Click Embed a Media / Widget Code.
  3. Paste the embed code you copied in the Embed Code box.
  4. Click Embed it.

    Rich Text Box

    1. Add a Rich Text box to your guide.
    2. Click add text.
    3. Click the Plain Text Editor tab.
    4. Paste the embed code you copied in the text box.
    5. Click Save Changes.
    6. You may need to refresh your page to see any changes.
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    Other Answers / Comments (4)

    1. Trying to set up an Embedr playlist, which is flash based, to play on a guide... (I'll keep you posted if I figure it out...)
      by Laureen on May 24, 2013.
    2. There are a few examples of Embedr playlists in LibGuides, so you shouldn't have any trouble. Check out some of these for examples: http://libguides.com/community.php?m=s&it=0&search=embedr

      - Ken
      by Ken Liss on May 24, 2013.
    3. Does anybody have a webhost they like for flash? I'm interested in uploading some tutorials. They're flash - not video.
      by Becca Bley on Jan 06, 2014.
    4. Hi Becca!

      You could try screencast.com or vimeo.com. We've heard good things about them!

      Best,
      Talia
      by Talia Richards on Jan 06, 2014.

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