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Embedding a Video URL

In this article, you will learn how to generate and embed video URLs.
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Shreya Kulkarni
6 Sep, 2022 - Updated 29 days ago
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Embedding a Video URL

In this article, let us learn how to generate and embed video URLs.

If you are using a video in your course, you need to add or embed the video URL while creating the course. You can add videos at both the concept and course levels. 

What is a video URL?
It is a URL (sometimes referred to as a link) you generate for a video. The URL can be used to publish the video on public platforms and portals for users to display and view. 

What is embedding?
Embedding refers to the integration of links, images, videos, gifs, and other content into social media posts or other web media. Embedded content appears as part of a post and supplies a visual element that encourages increased click-through and engagement.
For example, the videos that you see on YouTube, Vimeo, etc., are published only after you add or ‘embed’ or ‘upload’ the video URL on these sites.  

What is an embedded video URL in the LMS?
If you are creating a course with a video, you need to generate the URL and embed it in the course. When you publish a course, the video will be available for the course on the LMS Portal

How to create an embed video URL? 

Once you have created a video that you want to upload for a course, save the video on your system (your local device like your laptop) or online (like Google Drive). Now you can generate the embed URL for videos for both these sources.  

You can also copy the embed URLs from videos published on platforms like YouTube or Vimeo.

Generating Embed URL for videos published on YouTube or Vimeo

 


Follow these steps to generate an embed video URL that you can embed for a course: 

  1. Go to the website where you have created the video.

Note: For instance, we have considered YouTube.

  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. Play the video.
  3. Click Share. This takes you to the Share window.
  4. Click Embed. This takes you to the Embed Video window.
  5. Copy the Embed URL as shown below to a notepad or a document.

You can add this video to your course or concept by pasting this embed URL in the Embed Video URL field. 

Generating an Embed URL for video saved on an online drive


Follow these steps to generate an embed video URL on an online drive that you can embed for a course: 

  1. Go to the drive where you have saved the video.

Note: For instance, we have considered Google Drive.

  1. Go to Google Drive.
  2. Play the video.
  3. Click More actions (three dots). This takes you to the Share window.
  4. Click Embed item. This takes you to the Embed Video window.
  5. Copy the Embed URL as shown below to a notepad or a document.

You can add this video to your course or concept by pasting this embed URL in the Embed Video URL field. 

Note: If you have saved your video on your local drive you will have to upload it to an online drive to generate an embed URL for the video.

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