It can be nice to offer your client assignments that are in essence self-contained lessons, where in learning materials are presented right in line with the questions or tasks to work through. Say for example you want them to watch a video and, as they do, answer some questions about that video.
This scenario calls for a Worksheet Template with embedded media. Let’s take a look at how this works.
When creating a Worksheet you’ll find the Embed Media button in the WYSIWYG toolbar, forth in from the right:
Give it a click and you’ll be presented with options for specifying the media you wish to embed:
If you have any embeddable media within your Library Files you’ll be able to choose from there. Otherwise you can specify some other embeddable media by pasting in the link or embed code, just like elsewhere in the system.
Note the “Caption” field here: this is so that CoachAccountable can give a fallback link to the media for when <iframe> embeds aren’t allowed (most email providers for example strip out HTML <iframes> entirely, so a link with the caption you specify is a nice way to make the Worksheet be more complete in that context). If you’d rather the system NOT provide a link to the media file outside of CoachAccountable, just leave the caption blank.
Once inserted the embeddable media shows up in your Worksheet just like anything else, and you can build a Worksheet around it, like in this example:
Your client’s experience of filling out a Worksheet with embedded media is just how you would expect it: the media is there and they can easily access it while answering the questions:
Supported Media Embeds
From where can you embed media? CoachAccountable recognizes and supports most of the major video and audio hosting sites, and even a few that are a little more niche:
- Sound Cloud
- Audio Acrobat
Have your media hosted with some other service and you want CoachAccountable to support it? Let me know!
Embedded media is a nice and natural fit for Worksheets, but you can add such media to other places as well. Session Notes, Journal Entries and Whiteboards all support embedded media. You can even add it to Messages sent through the system, but since those are primarily a conduit for email, that might be a bit futile due to the aforementioned tendency of email providers to strip out such content.
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