How do I embed a YouTube video on a Lessons Page?
The Lessons tool allows instructors to embed a YouTube video on a Lessons page without the need to copy the source code. You can either use the method described below, or you can embed a YouTube video through the controls in the rich-text editor.
Go to the desired video on YouTube, and click Share.
- Click on the Share button under the clip.
- Copy the YouTube URL into the clipboard (CTRL+C for PC or CMD+C for Mac).
Go to a desired Lessons page.
Click on the Lessons tool in the Tool Menu to display the page.
Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.
Click on Add Content, then select Embed Content on the Page.
From the Add Content drop-down menu, select Embed Content on the Page. This displays the Embed Content dialog box.
Click on the Add new URL (web link) section and then paste the URL into the field provided.
Paste the YouTube URL into the box marked Or add a URL or "embed code."
Note: You may add a custom display name for the URL if desired.
Change "http" to "https". (Optional)
Tip: Before clicking Save, you might need to change "http" to "https" as some browsers (Firefox) do not display "http" links.
This displays the Edit YouTube Link dialog box.
Add a description and/or adjust the video pixel size.
Enter the desired Width and/or Height for your video in number of pixels, and/or enter a description in the Item Description text box. Then, click Update item to save your changes and return the display to the Lesson page with the embedded video and description.