Answered By: SC4 Library
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020     Views: 107

Embedding a video from Alexander Street Video:


There are a couple different ways to embed videos from Alexander Street into Canvas. This FAQ will go through both ways.


Option 1: Embedding Videos Using the External Tool

(Go to Embedding a 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


3. Now you may scroll through the menu of external tools. Select Alexander Street Video as shown below.

alexander street in canvas


4. After searching for and selecting the video you would like to embed, look for the "Return Link" button as shown below.

alexander street return link


5. After clicking on the "Return link" button, a quick message will flash across the screen that says "Embedding video."

Then your window will look like the one below. You can see the URL, so now you may "Add item".

adding a video from alexander street


6. After adding item, you should be able to view your video in the modules list, as shown below.

Alexander Street Video will usually give the video its correct title, unlike Films on Demand and Issues & Controversies.


web literacy video example



Option 2: Embedding a 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 insert/edit media symbol as shown below.


embedding a video in rich content editor.


5. Clicking on the symbol will open this dialog box.

insert edit media


6. Now follow the steps to embedding a video using the Rich Content Editor, which can be found in this FAQ.


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

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