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Media & Assets

SmartBuilder v3 or v4?

Please note that this is the help site for SmartBuilder version 3.

The SmartBuilder version 4 Documentation and Video Tutorials can be found in the Help menu in the tool, or view the v4 Help site.

When content that has been developed outside of SmartBuilder is imported into the system, it is treated as one of three content types: media, assets, or third party lessons.

  • When content is uploaded into the Media & Assets node of the Home Tree, if the file type is .jpg, .swf, .mp3, or .flv, then the content will be treated as media. Media objects can be placed directly on the Authoring Stage via a Graphic, Audio, or Video objects, just like text and shape objects.
  • When content is uploaded into the Media & Assets node of the Home Tree, if the content is a file type other than those listed above, then it will be treated as an asset. Assets cannot be placed directly onto the Authoring Stage, but can be launched in a separate browser window using a hyperlink.
  • When content is uploaded into the My Published Content > Lessons node of the Home Tree, then the content will be treated as a third party learning object. Third party lessons can be incorporated into courses just like lessons that have been created in SmartBuilder.

Besides uploading Media & Assets, you can manage the owners, edit Meta-data, place it in shared folders, and manage versions.