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How do I link to a YouTube video in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

How do I link to a YouTube video in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

The Rich Content Editor will be discontinued in a future release. You can enable the New Rich Content Editor feature in course feature options.

YouTube videos are automatically embedded in any feature that uses the Rich Content Editor. This lesson applies to the Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus features.

There are three different ways to link a YouTube video, depending on what you want it to look like:

  1. Insert Link into the Rich Content Editor (full link with embedded video)
  2. Insert Link with the Chain Icon (shortened link with optional embedded video)
  3. Hyperlink existing text (selected text becomes the link)

Note: Video playback defaults to the lowest resolution quality. Users can manage video playback options in the video settings menu.

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