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Streaming Media

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

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 Tools menu or the Apps button:

1. Navigate to your Canvas page and Edit. In the editor, select the Tools menu and Apps OR the Apps button in the toolbar.

Canvas Embed Apps Tools

 

2. Select Embed Alexander Street Content from the dropdown menu. (If you have not embedded with this resource before, choose View All first.)

Embed Alexander Street Videos using Apps into Canvas

 

Embed Alexander Street Press using Apps in Canvas

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 page by selecting the Embed button on the toolbar, paste the embed code into the pop-up box, and click Submit.

Canvas_Embed_Directly

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, select the Tools menu and Apps OR the Apps button in the toolbar.

2. Select Films on Demand from the dropdown menu. (If you have not embedded with this resource before, choose View All, then Films on Demand).

Canvas embed videos Tools Apps View All

 

Canvas embed Films on Demand

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. Paste into the Canvas page by selecting the Embed button on the toolbar, paste the embed code into the pop-up box, and click Submit.

Canvas Embed directly

 

Kaltura

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

1. Navigate to your Canvas page and Edit. In the editor, select the Tools menu and Apps OR the Apps button in the toolbar.

Canvas Tools Apps

2. Select “Embed Kaltura Media”from the dropdown menu. (If you have not embedded with this resource before, choose View All, then Embed Kaltura Media).

Canvas Embed Tools Apps

 

Canvas Kaltura App

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 the Embed tab.

4. Copy the embed code.

Kanopy Embed

5. In the Canvas page editor, select the Embed button on the toolbar. In the pop-up box, paste the embed code into the box and click Submit.

Canvas 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. In the Canvas page editor, select the Embed button on the toolbar. In the pop-up box, paste the embed code into the box and click Submit.

Canvas Embed Directly

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. In the Canvas page editor, select the Embed button on the toolbar. In the pop-up box, paste the embed code into the box and click Submit.

Canvas embed directly

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, select the Tools menu and Apps OR the Apps button in the toolbar.

Canvas Tools Apps

2. Select YouTube from the dropdown menu. (If you have not embedded with this resource before, choose View All first.)

Canvas Tools Apps View all

 

Canvas Youtube App

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 the Canvas page by selecting the Embed button on the toolbar, paste the embed code into the pop-up box, and click Submit.

Canvas Embed Directly