LearnJCU content publishing guidelines

LearnJCU content publishing guidelines

SOURCE DOCUMENT

RECOMMENDED DELIVERY SPECIFICATIONS

PDF

File format: PDF

Paper size: A4

File size: 5MB max recommended

Document security settings must allow: ‘Printing’ and ‘Content copying for Accessibility’

Scanned documents must be processed with OCR for text accessibility

Word documents

File format: PDF

Paper size: A4

File size: 5MB max recommended

Document security settings must allow: ‘Printing’ and ‘Content copying for Accessibility’

PowerPoint slides

File format: PDF

Paper size: A4

File size: 5MB max recommended

Layout: 3 slides per page (handouts)

Black and White or Greyscale with solid colour backgrounds removed

Images

File format: JPG, GIF or PNG

Resolution: 72 DPI

File size: 5MB max recommended

Size: maximum of 800 x 600 (unless high resolution images are specifically required)

Audio

File format: mp3

Bit rate: 48 Kbps

Sampling rate: 44.1 KHz

Channels: 1 (mono)

File size: 20MB max recommended

Add to LearnJCU as:

  • an attachment to an Item, or
  • embedded using the HTML 5 audio option in the Content Editor

Video

Externally hosted videos (e.g. YouTube) must be:

  • embedded using the mashup tool in the Content Editor, or
  • provided as a web link

Legacy video (ie. recordings made before 2017)

  • JCU eLectures can continue to be made available via the Reserve Online Digital Library integration with LearnJCU
  • Techsmith Relay screencasts can continued to be made available as web links or embedded as iframes in LearnJCU

All other videos (including lecture recordings and desktop recordings) must be made available using JCU Mediasite

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why does LearnJCU sometimes refuse to show embedded content?

A. Mixed content is when a web site delivers both HTTP and HTTPS content on the same web page. Most browsers distinguish between passive mixed content and active mixed content. Active mixed content can be used to deliver malicious code or intercept sensitive data. Examples of active mixed content include hyperlinks and script tags. Passive mixed content is HTTP content that cannot be used to modify the behaviour of other content on the page and carries a lower security risk. An example of passive mixed content is an embedded image served over HTTP.

Q. How can I avoid mixed content?

A. If the URL of the image or other media is currently using http://, check if HTTPS will work for the same URL. This can be done by opening a new browser tab, copying and pasting the URL into the address bar, and changing the URL to use https://. If the HTTPS link works, simply change the URL to use https://. If the HTTPS URL does not work, consider saving the image or media locally in order to upload it directly into LearnJCU so that it can be embedded from the LearnJCU server using https://. Applicable copyright and rights of use policies should be observed when re-using images from other web sites.