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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.

Note: Video playback defaults to the lowest resolution quality. Users can manage video playback options in the video settings menu.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click the discussion name.

Create Reply

Create 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 icon.

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.