How do I add basic content (text, image, Flash, video, audio, chart, shape) to my page?

If you are using one of the page layouts, simply click the text placeholder to start adding text. Click a button in the media placeholder to add media such as an image, Flash movie, video, chart, or audio.

You can also Insert content anywhere on a page.

See Optimal image file size for more information about adding images to placeholders.

To add content to a blank page or more content to a page:

Click the Insert tab to add any basic content.

  • Text: To add a new text field, click the Text button. A new text field will be added and the Authoring Environment will take you to the Home tab, where you can style your text using the Font and Paragraph tools. See Styling my Font or Paragraph Text and Copying and Pasting from other programs for more information.
  • Media: Click one of the media buttons on the Insert Ribbon Toolbar to add media such as an image, Flash movie, video, or audio. The Media Browser will open. For more information, see The Media Browser. You can also use the Media Library to search, upload, and insert media. For more information, see The Media Library. See Playback options for audio and video to learn more about these controls.
  • Chart: Click the Chart button to add a chart. For more information, see Create a chart.
  • Web: Click one of the Web  buttons to add an embedded web page or video or a link to streaming media. For more information, see Insert an embedded video or Insert an embedded web page ot Insert streaming media.
  • Interaction: Click Button to open a palette of pre-built buttons that you can add any action or link event to. Click the Hotspot button to add a hotspot for interactivity. For more information, see Add interactivity to your page.
  • Shapes: Click the Shapes button and choose a shape from the dropdown. Click the page to place the upper-left corner of the shape (you can re-size it later) OR drag on the page to size the shape. The shape initially matches the theme design. The Shape Settings context-specific tab and ribbon opens so that you can style your shape. Give your shape a unique title in Properties to help identify it for re-use. You can also add a Rollover color (line and/or fill) to a shape.

NOTE: The Shape tool uses SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) files to generate the shape on the page, rather than generating a raster image. This makes the shape much smaller in size for downloading than a similar image file such as a JPG. Shapes created using theme colors also inherit the new theme colors if the course theme is changed.

Shapes do not appear in document output.

NOTE: You can rename the title of an element on the element bar at the top of the Workspace.

See Add a rollover state to add a Rollover image with effects to an image or to add Rollover color (line and/or fill) to a shape.

Getting Started

  1. A Tour of the Main Parts of Claro guide (SplashBoard and Authoring Environment with labelled areas)
  2. Changing your Knowledge Base/Feedback Support notification settings.
  3. What are the shortcut keys I can use in Claro? What key (keyboard) combinations can I use to control actions?
  4. How do I create a new standard online or mobile course?
  5. How do I add a new Learning Object to my course?
  6. How do I add a new Module to my course?
  7. How do I add a page to my course? How do I make a new page?
  8. How do I add a review exercise?
  9. How do I add basic content (text, image, Flash, video, audio, chart, shape) to my page?
  10. How do I change the formatting of a bullet or number list? How do I set the style type of a list?
  11. How do I create or edit a table?
  12. How do I edit the properties, title, name or settings of a page?
  13. How do I get started making a course in Claro? A Quick Start guide.
  14. How do I make a new page from a current page (duplicate or copy a page)?
  15. How do I style my font or paragraph text? How can I make my font bold, a different color, or remove all formatting?
  16. How do I add, edit or delete a marker to my page?
  17. How do I add, edit or delete a zoom element?
  18. How do I insert a special character (such as a copyright or registration mark or an accented character)?
  19. How do I add a glossary term?
  20. How do I view a glossary term's definition in a course?
  21. How do I use the color picker to color a shape or text?
  22. Submit or Share an idea (Feedback) for Claro
  23. What are the Shape Settings and tools I can use in the shape context-tab to change or modify a shape?
  24. What do all these tools and terms in Claro mean? (Claro Authoring Terminology Guide)
  25. What font faces are supported by Claro?
  26. Where is the Help manual or documentation? How do I get or call support?
  27. How do I pin Claro to my Windows Taskbar and Start menu as a shortcut?
  28. What are the shortcut keys learners can use to navigate a course without a mouse?
  29. How do I rotate an Element?

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