Is it possible to start an embedded YouTube video in a content page at a certain time, say 30 seconds into it?
Thanks in advance for ideas on how to do this!
Hi Glen Wheatley! Kristin Lundstrum has already provided the links and info about how to add a start or stop time to an embedded individual video, and I am pleased to say that you can do the same thing with an embedded video that comes from a YouTube playlist.
To show how that works, I just updated my post on YouTube Playlists; down at the bottom there's now an example of how to configure an embedded YouTube playlist video with a specific start time:
Notes on YouTube Playlists
Thanks for asking this questionl I had totally forgotten to include an example of that in my post about playlists (I am a huge fan of playlists!).
Hi Glen Wheatley ~ With YouTube, you are able to copy/paste the HTML code right into Canvas. With the Rich Content Editor, create the assignment, page, quiz, etc. as you usually would. Then, find your YouTube video in another tab. Follow these instructions or these instructions, and calculate your start time in seconds so you can modify the HTML code that you can get from the YouTube embed information. Once you have the HTML code from YouTube, access the HTML editor on the Canvas item. Paste the HTML code from YouTube into the appropriate place in the code for the Canvas item. When you press save, the embedded video should start at the correct time. (Note: Depending on your institution, certain websites may be blocked for students while on campus. I know that's the case for me, but I teach K12!)
Thank you so much, Kristin! Wow, you are speedy! It worked like a charm. And thankfully no filters in my case, not only because of the vanilla content, but also because we are dealing with a university!
Thank you so much, Laura! I had tried using the nomenclature listed in YouTube, but it didn't work. The instructions you forwarded were clearer and ended up doing the trick!
Have a great day,
I am glad that worked! YouTube does not help by using one style of parameter for start/stop times in a link and a different style of parameter for when embedding, but once you realize they are different, you can make it work.
Now if they would just bring back start/stop times in the actual playlists themselves... :-)
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