How do I embed a video in a Page?

Canvas lets you embed video content within a Page. Learn more about the accepted media (audio and video) file types in Canvas.

Open Pages

Open Pages

Click the Pages link.

View Pages

Pages is designed to open to the front page for the course, if there is a front page selected. Click the View All Pages button to select a page from the Pages Index.

Open Page

Open Page

Click the title of the page you wish to open.

Edit Page

Edit Page

Click the Edit button.

Launch the HTML Editor

Launch the HTML Editor

Click the HTML Editor link to launch the HTML editor.

Copy the Embed Code

Copy the Embed Code

Locate the code from the external video source you wish to use. To do this, find the Share option [1] on the frame of the video and look for the Embed option [1]. For the best user experience, embedded videos should be no larger than 560 pixels wide [3].

Paste the Embed Code

Paste the Embed Code

Copy the displayed embed code for the video content and paste it into the HTML editor in Canvas.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

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