Panels

Overview

Panels contain all of the information within your kuraCloud lessons. There is a wide variety of panels to choose from, which allows you to personalize your lessons to suit your teaching needs. This section describes the features of each panel type and how to add them to your lessons.

Panels are categorized as Basic, Questions, Multimedia, or PowerLab, and all are easily accessed through the PANELS menu in the footer. Just drag and drop a panel icon onto your lesson page where you'd like it to appear. Mix and match panels to make engaging, memorable lessons!

Audio

Audio can convey timely information without prescribing the pace of visually presented material. You can provide an audio tour-like guide of images and activities, demonstrate the sound of stenosed aortic valve, or add jungle-sound ambience to a lesson about the biota of the Amazon. Whatever the application, audio is empowering.

The Audio Panel can be found by selecting PANELS from the authoring toolbox in the footer and then selecting Multimedia

Drag and drop the Audio Panel to wherever you like on the lesson page. Just like any other panel, a blue line will indicate where your panel will line up – you can easily move panels around if you’re not happy with the layout.

Adding audio to your panel

Any .mp3 file can be inserted as audio onto the page. To add a .mp3, either drag and drop a file from your computer onto the audio panel, or alternatively, select Add Audio from the panel properties which appear in the footer when the audio panel is selected (and in Edit Mode). Note that the size of your .mp3 file will affect the speed of the upload. You'll also see the option to loop the audio and to download the file to your device. A caption can be added to the audio panel using the enter caption text box.

 

Button

Authors can use the Button panel to either link to a popup or attach a downloadable file. You can also add an image to customize the appearance of the Button.

To add a Button panel select PANELS from the footer and then select Basic.

Popup

You can use the Popup setting by selecting ‘Add Popup’.

File download

You can create a button for downloading files using the File download setting then selecting ‘Add File’. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop any file onto the button panel.

File restrictions

To make kuraCloud as safe as possible for all of our users, we have blocked the uploading of certain file types. These restrictions are similar to most email and web applications. File types that are blocked include;

.ade, .adp, .app, .bat, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .csh, .exe, .hta, .ins, .isp, .jar, .jse, .ksh, .lib, .lnk, .mde, .msc, .msi, .msh, .msh1, .msh2, .msh1xml, .msh2xml, .msp, .mst, .pif, .ps1, .ps1xml, .ps2, .psc2, .scr, .scf, .sct, .sh, .shb , .sys, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vxd, .ws, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh

Files must also be under 100 MB.

Categories

The Categories panel allows you ask the student to sort a list of labels into different categories. To add one to your lesson, select PANELS in the footer, and then select Questions from the Panels menu.

Drag and drop the Categories panel icon to wherever you like on the lesson page.

Editing your Categories panel

To enter your question select the panel, select Edit, then select the (enter question) area.

In Edit mode you can add titles to the categories by selecting (enter title) area at the top of each category panel. Further categories can be added by selecting Add Category

If you wish, it is possible to add in an image to appear in the background of each category panel. To add an image, select Add Image beneath the appropriate category panel.


You can also add copyright information to the image using the  button. To change the image select Change Image. You can download the background images by selecting  from the Panel Properties in the footer.

To create the labels select New Label. Hitting the Enter key automatically creates a new label, but you can also add more labels by selecting New Label again.

To enter the model answer, select Answer and then drag and drop the labels into their correct categories (this is how students will answer the question, too). Note: not every label needs to be sorted into a category. If you wish to start again, select Clear Answer. Once you are happy with your model answer, select Exit Answer


Select Done to exit the panel. If you need to change something at anytime you can select the panel again and select Edit.

Data Sampling

The Data Sampling panel is used for displaying and recording signals from PowerLab data acquisition units.

The Data Sampling panel can be found by selecting PANELS from the authoring toolbox in the footer and then selecting PowerLab

Drag and drop the Data Sampling panel to wherever you like on the lesson page. Just like any other panel, a blue line will indicate where your panel will line up – you can easily move panels around if you’re not happy with the layout.

Next, edit the panel and add the settings file (.adiset) you wish to use. You can also drag and drop a LabChart settings file onto the lesson page and a Data Sampling Panel will be created automatically.

While editing the panel, you can also use the drop down menus to turn on Channel and Time value readouts that will display while sampling.

Like Question panels, authors can set question text. To do this, turn on an assessment option and add a model answer with grading instructions. To add a model answer for the students, click ‘Set Answer’ then ‘Add Data’ or simply drag and drop a LabChart Data File (.adicht) onto the panel.

To facilitate communication between the kuraCloud Data Sampling panel and the PowerLab, kuraCloud Desktop must be installed. With kuraCloud Desktop installed, you can select Start to watch your data being streamed into the panel. 


Drag and Drop

The Drag and Drop panel allows you to ask students questions that involve dragging and dropping answers onto defined locations on an image.

To add a Drag and Drop panel select PANELS from the footer and then select Questions.

Drag and drop the panel to wherever you like on the page.

Enter your question by selecting the panel then selecting the top text area (where it says “enter question”) or by selecting Edit.

Adding your image

Once the panel has been selected or you have selected Edit, it will be possible to add an image to the panel. You can drag and drop an image onto the panel or select Add Image from the panel properties in the footer.

 

The maximum file size for an image is 5 MB, with JPEG, PNG, SVG and GIF file types all supported. Once you have added an image, you are able to add copyright information for this image using the  button. To change the image simply select Change Image from the panel properties. To download a picture present in a Drag and Drop panel, select  from the panel properties. 

Adding Labels and Locations

Once an image has been added, labels and label locations can be added using Label and Location, respectively. To edit labels, click the blank label which reads (Click me to edit my text). Multiple labels and locations can be added and then dragged to position them on the image. You can remove a label or location by selecting the cross marker on the top right hand corner of the label/location box.

If you need to resize the label/location boxes, select Resize and drag a single label/location box to the correct size. Note that this will alter the size of all label/location boxes within the panel. To exit resize mode select Exit Resize.

Editing your answer

To provide the correct answer for students select the Answer button. Then drag and drop the labels on to their correct locations. (This is also how a student will answer this type of question). Note: not every label needs to be matched to a label location. If you wish to alter your model answer, select Clear Answer. Once you are happy with your labels, locations and model answers, select Exit Answer.


If you wish to alter your question after Exiting Answer, simply select Answer again. Once you are happy with your question and model answer select Done.

Graph

The Graph panel can be used to create graphs from Spreadsheet or Table panel data. Different graph types can be created from the data and curve fits can be added, similar to spreadsheet software.

To add a Graph panel, select PANELS from the footer, then Basic from the Panels menu as shown below:

 

Creating your Graph

Drag and drop the Graph icon to the desired location on the page. An empty Graph panel will appear.  To add data to your graph select the Graph panel and click the Select Data button, then select the panel you wish to use.

Note: Graphs require a Spreadsheet or Table on the same page to source the data from. When the graph panel is selected, a flashing border will appear around the Table or Spreadsheet panel the data is sourced from. If there are no Spreadsheets or Tables on the same page a graph cannot be created.

You can change which panel the Graph is linked to by pressing the Select Data icon beside the panel edit button.

To create and customize your graph, select Edit then Edit Graph. ​

From this dialog, drag and select the Spreadsheet cells you wish to create a graph from. You can also click on a row or column header to select an entire row or column.

Next, select the type of graph that you wish to create. Choose between Bar, Line and Scatter graph types. You can also add a Linear or Exponential curve fit to the graph.


                                                       

After selecting the Graph options and making a data selection, select OK and your graph will appear.

Title and axis labels can be edited by selecting the blue pencil icon beside the label. A dialog will appear where you can edit the text before selecting OK to save the change.

Curve fit equations display beneath the x-axis label.

If it is a Line or Scatter graph, the axis labels will have an additional ‘Log scale’ checkbox. This checkbox changes the axis to use a logarithmic scale, this setting is good for graphs that have data with a large range of values.

Graph Question

The Graph Question panel gives students the ability to create and edit graphs. Students can select the data, graph type, curve fit and labels for the graph.  A model answer can be set by the author, and the students graph can be graded in the kura grading interface.

To add a Graph Question panel, select PANELS from the footer, then Questions from the Panels menu as shown below:

Connect the panel to a Table or Spreadsheet the same way you would a normal Graph panel.

Note: Graph Question panels can also be connected to Table Question or Spreadsheet Question panels.

Editing your Graph Question panel

Enter your question into the Graph Question panel by selecting the panel, then click inside the top text area (where it says “enter question”).

The panel can be left blank, or an initial graph can be created which students can then modify. To set a default graph, select Edit Graph, and create a graph the exact same way as a normal graph panel. Remember this is what the students will see initially when they open the page.

Adding feedback

To provide a model answer, edit the panel and choose an assessment type, then click Set Answer.

From this view you can set an model answer by selecting Edit Graph, you can also add information about the model answer for students, enter grading instructions for graders, change the number of points assigned, or turn off Multiple Attempts.

Image

The world is increasingly visual, and kuraCloud is no exception. kuraCloud allows you to add images easily, crop, flip, and rotate them, and add copyright details within your lesson. You even have the option of downloading images, which is useful when multiple authors are working together on a single lesson.

To add an image, select PANELS from the footer, then select Basic from the Panel menu. Drag and drop the Image panel icon anywhere on your lesson page. 

Adding images to your panel

Images can be uploaded by dragging an image and dropping it on the panel like shown in the example below, or by selecting Edit, then selecting Add Image from the panel properties in the footer.

You can Flip, Rotate, Crop, Download, and add copyright information to your images from the Panel Properties menu in the footer while in Edit mode.

You can also replace the current image by dragging a new image onto the panel, or by selecting Change Image from the panel properties in the footer.

For more on supported image types and sizes click here, and for more on adding copyright information click here.

Label Image

The Label Image panel is perfect for labeling tasks where objects need to be identified with pinpoint accuracy. 

Find it through the PANELS menu on the footer, and then select Questions in the Panels menu. Finally, drag and drop the Label Image icon into your lesson. ​

Editing your Label Image panel

Simply upload the image you wish to label into the panel. Then, select New Label (or hit Enter on your keyboard) to create labels for your image. Reorder labels by dragging the small blue dots next to the label's name. Select to add locations to your image, where the answers will go. Drag the circle end of the location to place it precisely on the area you wish to identify. Both labels and locations are easily created and deleted, so you can really mix and match the numbers of each. 

Adding an answer

Before you complete your Label Image panel, be sure to add your answer! Select Answer just below your panel and drag the labels to their appropriate locations. Then select Exit Answer and you're done! A Check Answer button will now be available for students to check their work. You can also try out your question as a student by selecting PREVIEW from the footer. 

Minipages

The Minipages panel allows you to create a slideshow of pages all within a single panel!  It helps you make your lesson rich in information, but keeps your page looking clean and organized. Think of them as miniature pages within pages: minipages.

To add a Minipages panel select PANELS in the footer, and then select Basic in the Panels menu. Finally, drag and drop the Minipages icon into your lesson. 

Navigating the Minipages Panel

The example below shows a Minipages panel that has three minipages. We're on the second of the three minipages – as shown by the filled-in blue circle at the top of the panel. You can scroll through the minipages by clicking the  and ​ arrows, or by selecting the different circles. 


Adding minipages to your panel

To add pages to your Minipage panel make sure you have selected the panel and are in Edit mode, then select  next to the minipage navigation controls. Similarly, you can delete minipages by selecting .

You can put any panel you can imagine into a minipage, except another minipage.

Multi-Choice Question

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are a classic format to assess student understanding. They provide a tangible way to gauge learning, and in kuraCloud, the formative feedback options make them powerful learning tools.

The Multi-Choice Question Panel can be found by selecting PANELS on the bottom toolbar and then selecting Questions in the Panels menu.

Drag and drop the Multi-Choice Question Panel icon to wherever you like on the page. Just like any other panel, a blue line will indicate where your panel will line up – you can easily move panels around if you’re not happy with the layout.

Editing your MCQ

Enter your question into the Multi-Choice Question Panel by selecting the panel then selecting the top text area (where it says “enter question”) or by selecting the “Edit” button. 

Enter the answer choices. You can create more answer options by selecting the “add choice” text field, or delete choices with the red ‘x’ on the right. After creating your perfect 'correct' answer (and distractor 'incorrect' answers), select Answer to choose the correct answer. 

You can also provide feedback for the correct and incorrect answers in the (enter feedback) field. You can start over by selecting Clear Answer, or Exit Answer when you're happy with it. To preview what your students will see, select PREVIEW. Students will be able to check their answers and view your feedback by attempting an answer and selecting the Check Answer button.

Notebook

The Student Notebook panel lets students jot down important information as they progress through the lesson. The notebook panel is independent of checkpoints so doesn't lock, and it can be aliased throughout the lesson, meaning the panel can be placed on multiple pages and the text written by the student is mirrored across all copies of the panel.

To add a Notebook panel, select PANELS from the footer, then Basic from the Panels menu as shown below:

 

Read-only Data

The Read-only Data panel is used for displaying LabChart data files (.adicht).

The Read-only Data panel can be found by selecting PANELS from the authoring toolbox in the footer and then selecting PowerLab:

Drag and drop the Read-only Data panel onto the lesson page. Just like any other panel, a blue line will indicate where your panel will line up – you can easily move panels around if you’re not happy with the layout.

Edit the panel and select ‘Add Data’, or simply Drag and Drop your desired LabChart Data (.adicht) file onto the lesson page.

Read-only Scope

The Read-only Scope panel is used for displaying the Scope View of LabChart data files (.adicht).

The Read-only Scope panel can be found by selecting PANELS from the authoring toolbox in the footer and then selecting PowerLab:

Drag and drop the Read-only Scope panel onto the lesson page. Edit the panel and select ‘Add Data’, or simply Drag and Drop your desired LabChart Data (.adicht) file onto the lesson page.

 

Scope Sampling

The Scope Sampling panel is used for displaying and recording signals from PowerLab data acquisition units in a different way to the Data Sampling Panel.  Each data record or block of data in the Scope Sampling panel is represented as pages, creating a list of recorded waveforms that are overlaid for analysis.

The Scope Sampling panel can be found by selecting PANELS from the authoring toolbox in the footer and then selecting PowerLab.

Drag and drop the Scope Sampling panel to wherever you like on the lesson page. Just like any other panel, a blue line will indicate where your panel will line up – you can easily move panels around if you’re not happy with the layout.

Next, edit the panel and add the settings file (.adiset) you wish to use. As with the Data Sampling Panel while editing, you can use the drop down menus to turn on Channel and Time value readouts that will display while sampling.

You can also drag and drop a LabChart settings file onto the menu options cog  icon and select the Scope Sampling Panel from the available options.

 

Like Question panels, authors can set question text. To add a model answer for the students, click ‘Set Answer’ then ‘Add Data’ or simply drag and drop a LabChart Data File (.adicht) onto the panel.

To facilitate communication between the kuraCloud Scope Sampling panel and the PowerLab, kuraCloud Desktop must be installed. With kuraCloud Desktop installed, you can select Start to watch your data being streamed into the panel.

Spreadsheet

The Spreadsheet panel can be used to display a read only spreadsheet in your lessons. Authors can use the spreadsheet to display results of calculations on tabular data. Spreadsheet cells can contain numerical or text data, or the results of formulae that automatically calculate values based on the contents of other cells.

Note: The Table, Table Question, Spreadsheet and Spreadsheet Question panels have similar features and functionality. For information on the differences between these panels, see Choosing between the Table and Spreadsheet panels.

To add a Spreadsheet panel, select PANELS from the footer, then Basic from the Panels menu as shown below:

Editing your Spreadsheet

Drag and drop the Spreadsheet  icon to the desired location on the page. To customize your spreadsheet, select Edit. Now you'll see three editing menus below your spreadsheet.

To add or delete rows/columns, click either the row or column buttons and select an action.

     

To edit the width of columns simply drag on a cell border in the spreadsheet header.

You can set the number of decimal places by selecting 0-3 decimal places from the dropdown menu.

You can also make the first row or column a fixed header by selecting the header option from the bottom of the dropdown menu.

Calculations

Functions can be copied or entered directly into spreadsheet cells. Double click on a cell to enter or edit the calculation formula.

For a full list of functions that can be used in the kuraCloud Spreadsheet panel, click here.

Spreadsheet Question

The Spreadsheet Question allows students to enter data and perform calculations. Authors can optionally make cells or parts of the spreadsheet read only.

Spreadsheet cells can contain numerical or text data, or the results of formulae that automatically calculate values based on the contents of other cells.

 Note: The Table, Table Question, Spreadsheet and Spreadsheet Question panels have similar features and functionality. For information on the differences between these panels, see​ Choosing between the Table and Spreadsheet panels.

To add a Spreadsheet Question, select PANELS from the footer, then Basic from the Panels menu. Drag and drop the Spreadsheet Question icon into your lesson.

Editing your Spreadsheet Question panel

To customize the panel, select Edit. Enter your question or instructions by selecting the (enter question) area.

See Spreadsheet for more information about editing spreadsheets in kuraCloud.

The help button provides easy access to the list of calculations supported by kuraCloud.

Read only cells

Authors can make cells read only by selecting a cell then clicking on the read only button. Students will not be able to edit these cells.

Calculations

Functions can be copied or entered directly into spreadsheet cells. Double click on a cell to enter or edit the calculation formula. Calculations always start with an equals sign (=).

For a full list of functions that can be used in the kuraCloud Spreadsheet panel, click here.

Table

Basic read-only tables can be added to any lesson for an organized display of information.

Note: The Table, Table Question, Spreadsheet and Spreadsheet Question panels have similar features and functionality. For information on the differences between these panels, see Choosing between the Table and Spreadsheet panels.

To add a Table panel, select PANELS from the footer, then Basic from the Panels menu as shown below:

Drag and drop the Table icon to the desired location on the page. A simple table consisting of two rows and columns appears by default, but the table can be easily customized for the number of rows and columns required – you can create up to 40 columns.

Editing your Table panel

To customize your table, select Edit. Now you'll see the three Table editing menus below your table. 

 

To add or delete rows/columns, click either the row or column buttons and select an appropriate action. You can also make a certain row or column a Header by selecting Header from the bottom of the dropdown menu. The text in a Header is bold and blue, compared to regular black for non-header text. 


The color of each cell can be changed by selecting the  button and selecting None, Red, Green, Yellow or Gray. Different colors can be used enhance data communication.

When you are finished editing select Done.

If you want a table that students can write in see the Table Question panel here.

Table Question

Table Question panels can be used as a way for students to enter their own data, or to make their own tables.

Note: The Table, Table Question, Spreadsheet and Spreadsheet Question panels have similar features and functionality. For information on the differences between these panels, see Choosing between the Table and Spreadsheet panels.

To add a Table Question select PANELS in the footer, then Questions in the Panels menu as shown below:

Drag and drop the Table Question icon to the desired location on the lesson page. A simple table of two rows and two columns with space to enter a question at the top will appear by default. Tables are easily formatted to suit your needs. 

Simple mode is on by default for new Table Question panels. It hides the cell formatting controls from the student. You can easily turn these back on by un-checking the box in the panel footer.

Editing your Table Question

To customize the question, select Edit. Enter your question or instructions by selecting the (enter question) area.

The three different  dropdown menus allow you to adjust the color of each cell, and add or delete rows and columns. You can also make a certain row or column a Header by selecting Header from the bottom of the dropdown menu. The text in a Header is bold and blue, compared to regular black for non-header text. For more on these Table editing controls, click here.

For a full list of functions that can be used in the Table Question panel, click here.

When you are finished editing select Done.

Table View Regions

Table Question panels have the ability to set view regions; allowing the author to choose which Table Question cells the student can see and interact with. To set a view region, select Set View  , then drag and select the cells you wish the panel to display. This view region can be modified at any time by selecting Set View again.

Text

Text panels can be added to any lesson by selecting PANELS from the footer, then Basic in the Panels menu, as shown below:

Drag and drop the Text to the desired location on the page. You can copy text from outside documents and paste them into text panels within kuraCloud, and basic text formatting will be preserved.

Editing your Text panel

To customize and format the text, select Edit. Now you'll see all of the text formatting options shown below:

These allow you to:

  • bold text
  • italicize text
  • subscript text
  • superscript text
  • insert hyphens
  • apply quote-style
  • order lists using numbers or bullet points
  • apply three different heading styles to break up text
  • link text to a URL
  • link text to a popup


The style of the text panel can also be changed from the Default by selecting Style from the panel properties in the footer. The options available are:

  1. Note
  2. Background
  3. Caution
  4. Tip

When you are finished editing, select Done.

Text Question

Text questions allow students to write and enter short answers. They are great for encouraging original thoughts from your students and gauging their personal understanding of a topic. Text questions can also be used for reflection purposes!

The Text Question can be found by selecting PANELS on the bottom toolbar and then selecting Questions.

Drag and drop the Text Question panel to wherever you like on the page. 

Editing your Text Question panel

Enter your question into the Text Question panel by selecting the panel, then selecting the top text area (where it says “enter question”) or by selecting Edit.

Adding feedback

Once you have entered your question you may like to provide a model answer to provide formative feedback. This can be added by selecting Answer in the panel editing menu, and typing your model answer in to the space which says, "(Type your model answer here)".

If you wish to alter the model answer you have provided, select Clear Answer. Once you have finished your model answer, select Exit Answer. If you wish to alter your Answer again, simply select Answer. Once you are happy with your question and model answer, select Done. You should now see a Check Answer button below your panel. To see how a student would experience the feedback you entered, click PREVIEW and try out your question! Then hop back into editing mode by selecting EXIT PREVIEW.

Upload and Annotate Image

The Upload and Annotate Image panel enables students to annotate over images you provide for them, or upload their own images. It makes learning very personalized and is a great option for visual learners. 

To add an Upload and Annotate Image panel select PANELS from the bottom toolbar and then select Questions.

As an author this panel provides you with three options: 

  1. Upload + Annotate allows the students to upload and annotate their own image.
  2. Upload Image allows students to upload an image they've taken themselves.
  3. Annotate allows you to upload an image for the students to annotate.

These three options are available from the Style menu of the Upload and Annotate Image panel properties in the footer.

Upload Image

If you'd like a student to upload their own image, select Upload Image from the Style menu. A blank image panel will appear. You can add instructions by selecting Edit and typing into the (enter question) section. 

To provide a model answer select a grading option, then Set Answer from the panel's editing menu. You can now drag an image onto the panel or select Choose Image to insert a model answer. Additionally, you can enter feedback or provide extra information for the students in the (Type information about the model answer) section below the image. Change Image lets you change your model answer image and you can start over by selecting Clear Answer. Once you're happy with your answer, select OK.

Annotate panel

The annotate panel allows you to upload an image for the student to annotate. For example, a graph could be added for the students to label various aspects on the graph. 

To use this panel, select Annotate from the style menu of the panel properties. A blank image panel will appear. To add an image, either drag and drop a file from your computer, or select Add Image from the panel properties.

Add instructions or a question using the enter question box located at the top of the Annotate panel. For example:


You can provide feedback to your students by adding a model answer. You can annotate the image yourself by selecting Annotate, or drag and drop a image onto the panel.

The annotation tools available for you (and the students) include a text tool, a drawing tool, an arrow, and a selection tool, all provided on the left hand side of the panel. All annotations can be changed using the color palette.

You can start over by selecting Clear Answer. Once you are happy with your model answer select OKYou can edit the model answer at any time by selecting Edit Answer in the panel's editing menu. It is also possible to download the image by selecting  or to add copyright information to the image by selecting .

Once you have finished uploading your image, adding a model answer or adding copyright information, select Done to finish.

Upload and Annotate Image

If you'd like your students to be able to upload and annotate their own image select Upload + Annotate from the style menu of the panel properties. A blank image panel will appear. 


While in Edit mode, you can add instructions or a question above the image area. To provide a model answer for the student select Set Answer.

Select Choose Image to insert a model answer. In the feedback area beneath the image you can add extra information to guide your student's learning. Select Annotate to annotate your model answer (see above). If you want to change your model answer image, select Change Image. To clear your model answer, select Clear Answer. Once your model answer is correct select OK. Then select Done.

Value Panel

The Value Panel is linked to the first Data Panel on a lesson page. It can be used to display the following channel values:

  • Average
  • Maximum
  • Minimum
  • First Value

The Value Panel can also be used to display the sample time.

The Value Panel can be found by selecting PANELS from the authoring toolbox in the footer and then selecting PowerLab.

 

 

Video

Videos are a fun and engaging way to convey information in your lessons, and they are easy to add.

The Video Panel can be found by selecting PANELS on the bottom toolbar and then selecting Multimedia on the Panel menu.


Drag and drop the Video Panel icon to wherever you like on the page. Just like any other panel, a blue line will indicate where your panel will line up – don’t worry, you can easily move panels around if you’re not happy with the layout.

Adding videos

Videos can also be dragged and dropped onto video panels or you can click on the "Add Video" button from the panel properties in the footer while in the edit mode. Currently, videos need to be in a specific format (H.264 with streaming support). Follow this link to the help pages for information on how to transcode videos for uploading to kuraCloud. After adding a video to a Video Panel, the panel will look like this:

Adding a poster image

You can also drag and drop the "poster image" (the static picture that is shown until the video is played) or change the poster image the old-fashioned way by selecting Change Poster and browsing through images on your device. You can also add a caption below your image or select the "Loop" checkbox to Loop your image. The poster image should have the same dimensions as the panel.

This is how a Video Panel looks with a poster image added:

 

For more information on adding poster images and subtitles click here.

Whitespace

You can organize your lesson with greater precision by adjusting the layout with a Whitespace panel.

This panel can be added to any lesson by selecting PANELS in the footer, and then Basic and Whitespace, as shown below:

Drag and drop the Whitespace icon to the desired location on your lesson page. 

Adjusting your layout

To customize, use the handles on the bottom and sides of the panel (as shown in the image below) to format the look of your page.

When you Preview your page, the dotted lines will disappear.