Embed Videos or YouTube Links in Speedgrader Feedback or Rubrics


I need the ability to embed YouTube videos that will assist students in the Speedgrader feedback. This will make it easier for students to view helpful videos immediately while reading the feedback. This feature is available in D2L Brightspace.

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I agree that it would be a nice option to be able to embed YouTube and other types of video (e.g., Vimeo, Kaltura, etc.) into the comment text box in Speedgrader. 

A simple way to do this would be for Canvas to adjust the placement of the rich content editor to appear in SpeedGrader. 

It seems like an odd design decisions to have the RCE available in most other areas in a Canvas course where a text box appears (including discussions, syllabus, pages, and announcements), but it doesn’t appear in Speedgrader where it’s definitely needed.  

This has been posted on the Idea Conversations since 2015, but it doesn’t have many upvotes yet. Consider upvoting this feature request, to hopefully get this feature into the Canvas roadmap in the near future. Until then, let’s hope your students know how to copy/paste a long plaintext URL into a new tab in their web browser to watch a YouTube video. 


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