Answered By: Hayley Bommarito
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2019     Views: 3

Embedding a video from Films on Demand or Issues & Controversies:

 

There are a couple different ways to embed videos from Films on Demand or Issues & Controversies into Canvas. This FAQ will go through both ways.

 

 

Option 1: Embedding a Films on Demand or Issues & Controversies Video Using the External Tool

(Go to Embedding a Films on Demand Video in the Rich Content Editor)

1. In the Modules tab, look for the + symbol button as shown below.

add item in canvas

 

2. Clicking on the + button will bring up a new window that looks like the one below. Click in the "Add" field to bring up the drop down menu and select "External Tool."

external tool

 

Now you may scroll through the menu of external tools.

3. Select Films on Demand or Issues & Controversies.

 

films on demand and issues and controversies in canvas

 

4. Select which database you would like to use and then enter your search terms in the search box.

 

5. After typing your search term and selecting which video you'd like to embed, look for the "Embed" button on the right.

 

embed a video from a streaming video database

 

 

6. If you select "Record URL", you may copy and paste the URL into the insert/edit media option in the Rich Text editor (described in detail in this FAQ.)

Or, if you select one of the embed options, the window will change, and show the URL at the bottom.

7. Select "Add item" to embed the video.

embedding a video

 

Note: You may need to edit the title. Films on Demand and Issues & Controversies automatically name the item after the database, so you may wish to change it to the title of the video.

For example, the video we just added ("Introduction to Information Literacy") appeared like this when I added it:

issues and controversies

 

To edit a title, click on the three dots to the far right of the item's name and then select "Edit" from the drop-down menu.

editing a title in canvas

 

Now you may change the title.

updating a title in canvas

 

 

Option2: Embedding a Films on Demand Video in the Rich Content Editor

 

1. Start by adding a new Page to your Canvas module.

adding a new page to canvas

 

2. After adding the page, it will appear in the module you added it to. Click on it to open.

adding a video in canvas

 

3. Look for the "Edit" option on the next screen.

editing in canvas

 

4. Now you are in the Rich Content Editor. Look for the symbol as shown below.

films on demand in canvas

5. After clicking on the symbol, it will open a new window, shown below. Now you may search for a video to add.

films on demand search

 

6. You may embed directly from this screen - look for the Embed button as shown below, and click to reveal the drop-down menu.

If you select "Record URL", you may copy and paste the URL into the insert/edit media option in the Rich Text editor (described in detail in this FAQ.)

Otherwise, select either "Embed small," "Embed medium," or Embed large."

 

embedding a films on demand video

 

7. After selecting "Embed small", this is how the video will appear in the Rich Content Editor.

embedded small video

 

If you instead clicked on the "Preview" option in the video list....

preview option

 

...look for the embed option and you will see the same options to either "Record URL" or embed small, medium, or large versions.

embed after previewing video

 

Regardless of which method you choose, once your video is embedded, make sure to "Save and publish" or "Save."

save embedded video

 

 

If you have any problems or questions, please ask a librarian!

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