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Audio is used for a wide range of purpose including: grammar and fluency reading practices; delivering content; and engaging auditory learners.

Directly above your post/page editor is your Add Media icon which you use to insert images, photo galleries, videos and audio files into your posts or pages.

You use the Add Media icon to add audio files to posts or pages by either: uploading the audio from your computer; linking to the location of audio on the Internet; or adding an audio file from your media library

Important Audio Tips

Your audio files should upload provided:

  • It is an allowed file format
  • Allowed file formats on Edublogs Include: jpg jpeg png gif doc pdf mp3 ppt wmv mp4 xls ins isf te xbk notebook m4a ist kmz kes mov flp avi swf wxr xml wav fjsw docx pptx xlsx xml m4v max kmz zip
  • The file is not larger than the maximum file upload size (20 MB on Edublogs and 50 MB on CampusPress).
  • You have sufficient blog storage space available.  Your Storage ‘Space Used’ is displayed in your media library (Media > Library) and is based on all the files in your media library.
  • Audio larger than the maximum file upload size need to be uploaded to an audio sharing website like SoundCloud or AudioBoo and then embedded into the post or page.

Upload From Computer

1.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Place your cursor where you want the audio to be inserted and then click on the Add Media icon.

Click on Add Media

2. In the Add Media window click on the Upload files and then Select Files.

Select Files

3.  Locate the audio file on your hard drive.

4.  Click Open to start uploading the audio file.

5. While your audio file is uploading you will see a progress bar.

Audio progress uploading

6.  Once the file has uploaded you just need to add the title, description and choose your Embed or Link to option.

  • We recommend using Embed Media player if it is listed as an option because it adds your audio enclosed within a media player.
  • The Embed Media player option only displays for the following supported audio file types:  mp3, ogg, wma, m4a, wav.

Audio attachment details

  • Title:  The title which displays when the audio is added as a link to the media file or when the audio is viewed on its attachment page.
  • Caption:  Captions aren’t displayed on audio files.
  • Description:  Displayed below the link to the audio file on the attachment page.
  • Embed or Link to:  Controls whether the audio is embedded within an Embed Media Player or added as a link.  Choices are:
    • Embed Media Player – embeds audio within an audio player.
    • Link to Media File – inserts the audio as a link.  Readers click on the link  to listen to the audio or download the audio onto their computer.
    • Attachment page – links audio to its attachment page

7.  Click Insert into Post once you’ve edited the audio attachment details.

Insert into post

8.  Your Add Media window will close and your audio will be added to your post.

Here is what it looks like in your visual editor when added as an embed Media player.

Audio player code

Here is what it looks like in  your visual editor when added as link to Media File.

Audio inserted as link

From URL

1.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Place your cursor where you want the audio to be inserted and then click on the Add Media icon.

Click on Add Media

3.  Click on From URL

Click on Insert from URL

4.  Paste the audio URL and title then click Insert into Post.

Paste audio URL

5.  Your Add Media window will close and the video will appear in your post as a link.

Audio inserted as link

From Media Library

You insert a video from your media library into a post or page as follows:

1.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Add New Post

2.  Place your cursor where you want the audio to be inserted and then click on the Add Media icon.

Click on Add Media

2. In the Add Media window make sure the Media Library tab is selected.

Click on Media Library

3.  Locate the audio file and then click once on the audio you want to add.

The selected file is highlighted with a blue border and a blue checkmark in the top right corner.

Select Audio file

4. Once the file has uploaded you just need to add the title, description and choose your Embed or Link to option.

  • We recommend using Embed Media player if it is listed as an option because it adds your audio enclosed within a media player.
  • The Embed Media player option only displays for the following supported audio file types:  mp3, ogg, wma, m4a, wav.

Audio attachment details

  • Title:  The title which displays when the audio is added as a link to the media file or when the audio is viewed on its attachment page.
  • Caption:  Captions aren’t displayed on audio files.
  • Description:  Displayed below the link to the audio file on the attachment page.
  • Embed or Link to:  Controls whether the audio is embedded within an Embed Media Player or added as a link.  Choices are:
    • Embed Media Player – embeds audio within an audio player.
    • Link to Media File – inserts the audio as a link.  Readers click on the link  to listen to the audio or download the audio onto their computer.
    • Attachment page – links audio to its attachment page

5.  Click Insert into Post once you’ve edited the audio attachment details.

Insert into post

6.  Your Add Media window will close and your audio will be added to your post.

Here is what it looks like in your visual editor when added as an embed Media player.

Audio player code

Here is what it looks like in  your visual editor when added as link to Media File.

Audio inserted as link