How do I embed a YouTube video on a Lessons Page?

A special feature of the Lessons tool allows Instructors to embed a YouTube video on a Lessons page without the need to copy the source code.

First, locate and copy the YouTube video URL (not source code).

  1. Click on the Share button under the clip.
  2. Copy the YouTube URL into the clipboard (CTRL+C for PC or CMD+C for Mac).

Go to Lessons.

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 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.

Paste the URL.

Paste the YouTube URL into the box marked Or add a URL or "embed code."

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.

Click Save.

View embedded video on page.

Click on Edit. (Optional)

This displays the Edit YouTube Link dialog box.

Add a description and/or adjust the video pixel size.

Enter the desired Width and Height for your video in number of pixels or percent of screen, 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 Lessons page with the embedded video and description.

View updated video on page.