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I am working with my faculty and have encountered a problem with embedding YouTube and Ted Talks. In our old LMS (Etudes) there was an option in the Editior to paste video embed code. I don't see any equivalent option in Canvas (beyond going into the html, which I don't want to recommend to the faculty).

Linking directly to YouTube isn't a best practice as the students will see all of the extra video recommendations. For Ted, when linking to specific Ted Talks, with the embed code you can specify the language used for the close captioning (needed to meet 508 standards).

What am I missing? This is critically important as my campus begins a full roll out this fall.

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Embedded videos are definitely a great asset to the online classes.  Have you seen the LTI tools available?

Ted: Edu App Center

YouTube: Edu App Center

Also, you can can just drop the youtube code right into content portion of the page without needing to hit the html.  Example, just paste this into the course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ​ and hit enter, then Canvas will automatically embed a player on the page.  You will need to save the page before you see the player, but a placeholder should appear immediately. 

There is no need to include the actual embed code - just the URL.  If you did want to embed it, click Share -> Embed -> and grab the code they provide.  Paste that into the html editor where you want it.  But it sounds like you don't want to have to worry about actual html. 

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Embedded videos are definitely a great asset to the online classes.  Have you seen the LTI tools available?

Ted: Edu App Center

YouTube: Edu App Center

Also, you can can just drop the youtube code right into content portion of the page without needing to hit the html.  Example, just paste this into the course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ​ and hit enter, then Canvas will automatically embed a player on the page.  You will need to save the page before you see the player, but a placeholder should appear immediately. 

There is no need to include the actual embed code - just the URL.  If you did want to embed it, click Share -> Embed -> and grab the code they provide.  Paste that into the html editor where you want it.  But it sounds like you don't want to have to worry about actual html. 

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