I made a video in screencastify and want to embed it in a module in my class. Could anyone provide steps on how I should do this? I appreciate any assistance and guidance.
Hello, Dianne! If you want to embed a Screencastify video into a Canvas page, try following these directions:
1) Record your video using the Screencastify extension, and then click stop/end recording to finish creating the video.
2) A new tab should open, showing the preview of your video. On the right-hand side of the video you'll see the toolbar that has all of your sharing options - select "Get embed code", as shown below.
3) On the new window that pops up, click on the "Copy embed code" button. The embed code is now copied to your clipboard.
4) Navigate back to your Canvas course, and specifically the page you wanted to insert the video into. Open the page into editing mode.
5) Find the Insert Media button and select the tab for "Embed"; from here, paste in the embed code that you copied earlier. Depending on which Rich Content Editor you're using (old or new), you'll find that Insert Media button in different places. If you need help using features of the Rich Content Editor, use these links (old vs. new RCE).
6) Click "Ok" in the prompt box, and your embedded video should insert directly to the Canvas page.
If you have any other clarifying questions or concerns, please let me know. Hope this helps!
Hello Dianne Prosack . You can embed the Screencastify URL link directly into the module. (The plus sign to the far right of the module; add external URL.) How do I add an external URL as a module item? If you want the students to see the video inside Canvas, I'd recommend embedding the video on a page after you've added that page to a module.
Thank you for your response to my question. I copied and pasted the screen castify link onto a page I had added to a module. The video itself does not show, only the link. How would I embed the link so that the video shows up? Thank you so much for your help with this.
Thank you for the steps Jennifer. Those steps helped tremendously. I was able to get the video to show in Canvas by following your guidelines, but it is really big. Do you know how to make the video smaller?
Glad those helped! As far as size, I've never tried to adjust anything size-related to the video when I use the embed code. Instead, you can try to insert the video via the shareable link from Screencastify. Follow the same directions as above, but this time when you finish recording the video instead of getting the embed code select "Copy shareable link". The button looks like this:
Back in Canvas, insert media as you did before but this time don't click on embed - stay on the "General" tab. Paste in the video link that you just copied in the "Source" area. The Dimensions are pre-populated, but to help adjust size I would make sure that the "Constrain proportions" box is unchecked. After that, click on "Ok".
Your video will populate on the Canvas page, and what you can do by inserting this way is grab those small boxes on the corners of the video to resize how you'd like it.
After you hit save, make sure the size of the video makes sense and looks the way you'd like it to...you can always re-edit and adjust the size to get it where you'd like it.
Thanks, let me know if you have any more questions/concerns!
Ok. Here's a crazy question. I'm using a macbook. I copied the link, but where did it go? I've looked in downloads and it's not there. Screencastify just says "copied", but I don't know where. Also, by general tab, do you mean computer? I have three options: computer, record, embed.
I really appreciate all of your help.
No worries, that's a great question! When you copy something on any device it typically copies to a "clipboard", which is just a background application that holds the last thing you've copied until you're ready to paste it wherever you want.
In regards to "General" tab, when you are in the Rich Content Editor in Canvas and you select the "Insert/Edit media" icon, the general tab is the first tab that pops up. It looks like this:
That link that you copied from "Screencastify" (the one on your clipboard, that we just talked about) is what you would paste in the empty space next to "Source" in the image.
Hope this clears things up! If not let me know, I"m always happy to clarify.
Thank you for your help. I'll try again following your directions.
I used the embed code and it works on my canvas page, but once students started to access the video, I got a flood of emails asking for "permission" to access the video from Google Drive. How do I make it so that students can view the video without asking for permission?
Good evening! My apologies if I didn't mention this earlier, but the first
step you need to take after recording the video is change the share
settings so that everyone with the link can view.
To do this, once you stop the Screencastify recording a new tab opens and
you're able to see a preview of the video. On the right side of the screen
you'll see a box with many different settings. Click on "More options",
and then select the drop down where the text says "Private - Only you can
view this video". The menu looks like this:
If you're part of a G Suite Domain (like a K-12 institution) you'll have
similar options above - regardless, as long as there is no private student
or district information in the video I just choose the bottom option,
"Unlisted - People who have the link to the video can view it.". By doing
this, you essentially change the share settings on the video and now
students should be able to access your video via the embed code.
If you need to go back and find a previous video that you recorded and
change the share settings for that one, I find it easiest to navigate to my
Google Drive (drive.google.com) and from there find the folder entitled
"Screencastify" (this folder is automatically created when you install the
extension). Once in that folder, find the video and click on it once to
select it. Once selected, the share button is found in the upper-righthand
corner of the window; click there to adjust the share settings, much in the
same way you would any Google-related product in Google Drive.
If you have any more questions, or you find that this process doesn't solve
your issue, please don't hesitate to reach back out. Thanks, and good luck!
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