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Guide to Using Media in Courses

Adding Videos to a Canvas Page

Add a streaming video to a Canvas course page by adding the video’s link or embed code, using the Canvas link insertion tool or the HTML editor. (Note: Some resources do not have an embedding option; they may offer a direct link option instead.)

The following resources allow for embedding. Choose a resource below to navigate to that section and instructions for embedding:

Alexander Street Press

Films on Demand

JFLIX

Kaltura

Kanopy

NBCLearn

Sage

Swank

YouTube

Alexander Street Press

This is a list of our Alexander Street Press video resources.

You have two options for embedding a video from Alexander Street Press into Canvas.

Option 1: Embed from within Canvas using More External Tools:

1. Navigate to your Canvas page and Edit. In the editor, choose the icon for More External Tools.

Canvas More External Tools

2. Select Alexander Street Press from the dropdown menu.

Canvas Alexander Street Press tool

3. In the pop-up window, search for the video you want to share.

4. Click the Embed button or the dropdown menu next to Embed and select the size of the video.

Alexander Street embed

 


Option 2: Embed using Alexander Street Press:

1. On the Alexander Street Press platform, navigate to and open the video you wish to share. (Alternative: navigate to a playlist of clip you have already created.)

2. Click  Share.

3. Click "Copy Embed Code" button.

Alexander Street Share and Embed

4. Paste into the Canvas HTML editor.

Films on Demand

Here are instructions  for embedding a video from Films on Demand into Canvas.

1. Navigate to your Canvas page and Edit. In the editor, choose the icon for More External Tools.

Canvas More External Tools

2. Select Films on Demand from the dropdown menu.

Canvas Films on Demand external tool

3. In the pop-up window, search for the video you want to share.

4. Click the Embed button or the dropdown menu beside it and select the size of the video.

Canvas Films on Demand embed button


JFLIX

Here are instructions for embedding a video from JFLIX into Canvas:

1. Navigate to a video in JFLIX.

2. Select "Create clip and segments".

JFLIX create clip

3. Create your clip(s) with start and end times. (Title field required.)

4. Select "Create Clip." There will be a direct link option and a Get Embed Code option.

5. Select "Get Embed Code" option.

JFLIX Clip and Embed code

6. A pop-up window will occur with the code. Select "Copy".

7. In Canvas page editor, select Insert/Edit Media.

Canvas insert media

8. In the pop-up window, choose the Embed tab.

Canvas embed popup

9. Insert embed code. Select "Ok".

Kaltura

Here are instructions  for embedding a video from Kaltura into Canvas.

1. Navigate to your Canvas page and Edit. In the editor, choose the icon for More External Tools.

More External Tools icon

2. Select “Embed Kaltura Media”from the dropdown menu.

Kaltura embed icon

3. In the pop-up window, search for the video you want to share.

4. Click the Embed button or the dropdown menu beside it and select the size of the video. (Medium is a recommended display size for Canvas.)

Kaltura embed video size

Kanopy

Here are instructions for embedding a video from Kanopy into Canvas:

1. Navigate to the video you want.

2. Click the "Share" button. (Alternative: create a clip or playlist and then click "Share". A Kanopy-specific username is required for clips and playlists.)

Kanopy Share

3. Choose "Embed" tab.

4. Copy the embed code into Canvas HTML Editor.

Kanopy Embed

NBCLearn

Here are instructions for embedding a video from NBCLearn into Canvas:

1. Navigate to your Canvas page and Edit. In the editor, choose the icon for More External Tools.

Canvas Editor More External Tools

2. Select NBCLearn from the dropdown menu.

Canvas NBCLearn tool

3. In the pop-up window, find and open the video you wish to share.

4. Click Embed. This will embed the video right into your Canvas page.

Canvas NBCLearn embed directly

 

Sage

Here are instructions for embedding a video from Sage into Canvas:

1. Navigate to the video you wish to share.

2. Select "Embed".

3. Select "Copy to Clipboard".

Sage embed

4. Paste into Canvas HTML Editor.

Swank

Here are instructions for embedding a video from Swank into Canvas:

1. Select a video in Swank.

2. Select the “Copy LMS Link” button under the video.

Swank embed link

3. Paste this code into the Canvas HTML Editor to embed the link. A link to the video will show on the published page. This is the result in Canvas:

End result of Swank embedded into Canvas

Note: Swank does not support playlists or clips.

YouTube

Here are instructions for embedding a video from YouTube into Canvas:

1. Navigate to your Canvas page and Edit.. In the editor, choose the icon for YouTube.

Canvas Youtube

2. Within the YouTube pop-up window, find the video you wish to embed.

3. Select Embed or click the down arrow for more options on the size of your embedded video.

Canvas YouTube Embed Options

 


Alternative instructions:

1. If you prefer to do embed a video manually, navigate to a video in YouTube.

2. Click the “Share” link under the title.

YouTube Share

3. Copy the embed code from the pop-up window.

YouTube Embed

YouTube Embed copy

4. Paste into Canvas HTML Editor.