Greetings Ed.D. folks,
I’ve received multiple inquiries about adding documents (Word files, .pdf files, pictures, videos, etc.) to an artifacts page on your WordPress site.
There are a number of ways to do this. I’d recommend using a service called Scribd. The following link offers step-by-step directions, and it starts with establishing a Scribd account.
The only thing I’d add to those instructions is to remember to be in the HTML tab of the page editor (instead of the “Visual” tab of the editor) when embedding the code (at the final step).
[NOTE: Here's what the use of Scribd looks like on my own ePortfolio.]
Lots of things can be embedded into a page or a blog post the same way. That is, by getting the embed code and pasting it into the HTML editor of the page or post you are working on. YouTube, for example provides an embed code for all of its videos. By copying/pasting that code into the HTML editor instead of just a link to the URL of the video, you can watch the video right in the page or post.
Additional options (other than Scribd) include Docstoc (directions here) and Slideshare.