How do I link to a YouTube video in a discussion reply as an instructor?

You can add a YouTube video in a discussion reply by adding the URL of the video as a link to the response.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click the discussion title.

Write Reply

Write Reply

Create a new discussion entry by clicking the Reply text field.

Embed URL

Embed URL

Embed a URL link in the discussion reply by clicking the Link link.

Insert Link

Type or copy/paste the YouTube URL in the text box [1]. By default, a small embedded image of the video will appear, showing the video you have selected. The link will also include a small thumbnail with an embedded video. Add alt text for the video in the Alt text for inline preview field [2]. If you do not want to include the embedded video, click the Disable inline previews for this link checkbox [3]. When you are ready to insert the video link into the Rich Content Editor, click the Insert Link button [4].

Post Reply

Post Reply

Click the Post Reply button to post your discussion reply.

View Discussion Reply

View Discussion Reply

The embedded media can be viewed inside the discussion post [1] or by clicking Link [2] to view the media in a new window.