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D2L - How to add YouTube videos to a course

YouTube videos can greatly enhance the content of a course.

Adding YouTube videos to a course.

YouTube videos can be a great source of content.  Show a video clip of process, link to a channel, etc.  The best part is, videos can be added to Content, News, Discussions, or anywhere else that has a content editor box.

Video Tutorial


Method #1: Search and Embed with Insert Stuff

  1. Open the object that will hold the YouTube video (News Item, Content Item, Discussion, etc)
  2. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
    Insert Stuff On toolbar
  3. Click YouTube from the panel on the left
  4. Type your search terms into the space provided
  5. Click the Search button
  6. A list of videos that meet your search criteria will appear.  You can click the video thumbnail to view a preview
  7. When you find a video you like, click it so that it has a blue/gray background to it.
  8. Click Insert
  9. You will be returned to the content editor of the object you were creating.  Add any additional text or restrictions necessary.
  10. Click Save


Method #2: Embed Via YouTube

  1. Go to YouTube.com
  2. Type your search terms in the box provided and click the magnifying glass icon.
  3. A list of videos that match your terms will be provided.  Click a video to view it.
  4. Click the Share link located below the video.
  5. Click the option for Embed.
  6. Copy the text in the field provided.  (Highlighted in the example below)
    Copy Embed Code Image
  7. Go to D2L and open an object that will hold your video (News Item, Content, Discussion, etc)
  8. Click the Insert Stuff button on the Content Editor Toolbar
    Insert Stuff Toolbar
  9. Click Enter Embed Code from the panel on the left.
  10. Paste the code into the space provided.
  11. Click Next
  12. You will be returned to the content editor of the object you were creating.  Add any additional text or restrictions necessary.
  13. Click Save


Method #3: Link Via Youtube

  1. Go to YouTube.com
  2. Type your search terms in the box provided and click the magnifying glass icon.
  3. A list of videos that match your terms will be provided.  Click a video to view it.
  4. Click the Share link located below the video.
  5. Copy the Link Provided
    Image of Link in YouTube
  6. Go To D2L and Click Content > New > Create a Link
  7. Enter a Title for the Content Item in Title Field.
  8. Paste the URL from YouTube in the URL field.
  9. Click the Box to Open as and External Resource.  (This will open YouTube in a new browser tab).
  10. Click Create

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu




Keywords:Youtube, Video, Audio, rich media, Multimedia, Desire2Learn   Doc ID:57110
Owner:Sarah B.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2015-10-08 14:51 CDTUpdated:2016-12-28 10:38 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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