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

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

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

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.

Paste URL

Paste URL

Paste the URL in the text box and click the Insert Link button.

Note: You can also automatically insert a YouTube video by copying and pasting the link directly into the Rich Content Editor. However, it is better to create an accessible hyperlink by typing the YouTube video title in the Rich Content Editor, highlighting the title, and then inserting the YouTube link.

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.