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Embed Videos

Films on Demand and Kanopy provide streaming educational videos that you can embed in Desire2Learn.

It is easier to embed videos in D2L if you have two windows or tabs open.

In a first window/tab:

  1. Go to Films on Demand or Kanopy.
  2. Locate the film (or film segment) that you want to embed in your Desire2Learn course.
  3. Click on the title of the film.
  4. Click on the link Share below the video player.
  5. Click on the Embed Code .
  6. Copy the complete Embed Code.

In the second window/tab:

  1. Log in to Desire2Learn.
  2. Click on Content.
  3. Select the Module you want to object to appear in or create a new Module.
  4. Select New and then Create a File.
  5. Enter a Title. Desire2Learn does not accept long titles, so enter just the first part of the title before the colon.
  6. Select the Insert Stuff button.

insert stuff

  1. On the Insert Stuff screen, select Enter Embed Code from the menu on the left.
  2. Then paste the copied Embed Code into the Embed Code window.
  3. Click Next. On the next screen click on Insert.
  4. Publish the document.

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Video Instructions

How to Embed a Video in D2L
Tutorial by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Trouble Viewing Videos in D2L

If students complain they cannot view videos in D2L, the content may be blocked by their web browser.

This handout and video explain how to view videos in D2L with any web browser.

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