Media Element Options

Some display options of Media Elements can be controlled by the author.

 

These options can be accessed by clicking the Settings iconElement settingsin the top-right of the element.

 

The functionality of the options is limited by the playback devices used by the learner. For example, iPad devices don’t support many of the video control options.

 

Supported Features

Media Element

Loop

Auto Play

Controls

Muted1

h264 Video2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Silverlight elementSilverlight Video

 

No

Yes

Yes

No

Flash button Flash

-

Yes3

-

-

 

Notes:

1 Since not all video players support a separate volume adjustment, we use a Boolean Muted

parameter to completely suppress sound from a video.

2 The Video element is played using the Flash plug-in FlowPlayer, and as HTML5 video on iPad

and similar devices. The latter does not support the Auto Play option; the user must start the

video by clicking or tapping it.

3 If Auto Play is disabled for a Flash object, then the user must choose Play from the context menu

of the Flash element (i.e., right-click on the Flash animation).