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

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 title.

Write Reply

Write Reply

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

Embed URL

Embed URL

To embed a URL in the discussion reply, click the Link icon [1] and select the External Links option [2].

Notes:

  • You can also insert a link using the Insert menu options [3].
  • If enabled in your course, you can link to a YouTube video from the Apps icon [4].
Insert Link

Enter the video link in the Link field [1]. Then click the Done button [2].

View Video Link

View the video link in the Rich Content Editor.

Open Apps

Open Apps

You can view a list of external tools from the menubar. Click the Tools link [1]. Navigate to the Apps option [2], then select the View All option [3].

Alternatively, you can view your apps from the toolbar. In the toolbar, click the App icon [4].

Note: To view the App icon, you may have to click the Options icon [5].

View Recently Used Apps

View Recently Used Apps

If you have previously used an external app from the Rich Content Editor, you can quickly open recently used apps.

To view recently used apps, click the App icon [1]. Then select the app you want to open [2].

To view all apps, click the View All link [3].

Open YouTube

Open YouTube

If the YouTube LTI tool does not display in your recently used applications, you will need to select it from the list of all applications.

Click the YouTube link [1].

You can also filter menu options using the Search field [2].

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.

Search Videos

Search Videos

Enter a search term in the Search field [1]. Then press Return (Mac) or Enter (PC) on your keyboard.

To view more information about a search option, click the video name [2].

Embed Video

Embed Video

To embed the video in the Rich Content Editor, click the Embed button [1].

To manage the video embed options, click the Embed drop-down menu [2]. You can select to embed a video hyperlink [3], or you can select to embed a small, medium, or large version of the video in the Rich Content Editor [4].

View Embedded Video

View Embedded Video

View the embedded video in the Rich Content Editor.

Post Reply

Post Reply

Click the Post Reply button.

View Discussion Reply

View Discussion Reply

View the embedded video [1], or view the video in a new browser window by clicking the link [2].