Post messages and add attachments

From the Activity Feed, you can post messages for learners and add attachments, for example, reminders about upcoming assignments and links to course materials. You can add attachments by copying and pasting a web link or embed code, or using the attachment icons. For a rich and immersive experience, most attachments can be previewed, viewed, or interacted with directly in the feed. For example, web links show a thumbnail and description, if available. Images uploaded from your computer, remote plug-in attachments, and videos embedded from YouTube, Vimeo, and TED display directly in the feed and can be viewed without leaving the course homepage.

Note: The Activity Feed only renders embedded material that administrators have set using the Trusted Sites tool. If you attempt to embed an untrusted site, the material is attached, but as a non-embedded web link.

To post messages and add attachments

  1. Navigate to a course homepage with the Activity Feed widget available.
  2. Click anywhere in the Create a post text box.
  3. Enter a message.
  4. Optionally, add an attachment by doing one of the following:
    • To attach a web link or embed code, copy and paste the link or embed code in the message.
    • Click the attach iconattach icon, and do one or more of the following:
      • To upload a file from your computer, click the file upload icon.
      • To attach a link to course materials, click the quicklink icon existing activity icon.
      • To attach a web link, click the web link icon weblink icon.
      • To attach a link to a Google Drive file from your Google account, click the Google Drive icon Google Drive icon.
        Note: Before attaching the link, ensure that the file has proper visibility permissions in Google Drive.
      • To attach a link to a OneDrive file from your OneDrive account, click the OneDrive icon OneDrive icon.
        Note: Before attaching the link, ensure that the file has proper visibility permissions in OneDrive.
      • To insert videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and TED, click the video iconvideo icon and add a URL.
  5. If your course includes sections, use the Send To dropdown menu to select which section(s) you want to receive the post. Instructors must be enrolled in each sections of a course they plan to communicate with or send posts to.

  6. Click Post.