How do I link to a YouTube video in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?
When you use the hyperlink tool to create hyperlinks to YouTube videos in the New Rich Content Editor, the videos are automatically embedded in any feature that uses the New Rich Content Editor.
If your course has enabled the YouTube LTI, you can also search and select YouTube Videos using the LTI Tool.
Note: The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. You can manage your course features in Course Settings.
Open New Rich Content Editor
Open the New Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.
Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, click the Keyboard icon or press ALT+F8 (PC keyboard) or ALT+FN+F8 (Mac keyboard).
Click the Links icon , then click the External Links option .
Note: To view the Links icon, you may need to click the Options icon .
Enter the video link in the Link field . Then click the Done button .
View Embedded Video
View the embedded video link in the New Rich Content Editor.
If your course has enabled the YouTube LTI, you can also embed videos using the YouTube LTI.
Click the Apps icon .
Note: To view the Apps icon, you may need to click the Options icon .
Click the YouTube link .
You can also filter menu options using the Search field .
Note: If the Google link does not display, the LTI may not be enabled in your course. You can still include your file by creating a hyperlink or publishing your Google content to the web and pasting the embed code in the HTML editor.
Enter a search term in the Search field . Then press Return (Mac) or Enter (PC) on your keyboard.
To view more information about a search option, click the video name .
To embed the video in the New Rich Content Editor, click the Embed button .
To manage the video embed options, click the Embed drop-down menu . You can select to embed a video hyperlink , or you can select to embed a small, medium, or large version of the video in the New Rich Content Editor .
View Embedded Video
View the embedded video in the New Rich Content Editor.
Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.
- The assignment, discussion, pages, and quizzes details pages display a Save & Publish button.
- The Syllabus page displays an Update Syllabus button.
- Discussion replies display a Post Reply button.
To view the embedded video, click the Play icon .
To view the linked video in a new browser tab, click the video link . To expand the linked video to view in Canvas, click the Play icon .