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Films on Demand for Faculty: Embedding in Canvas

Embedding Films on Demand Videos in Canvas

Find

Find the film you would like to embed. (See Searching Films on Demand to review how to do this.)

Share

Click on the Share tab below the video.

Embed

Click on Embed Code.

Copy Video Embed Code

Copy the Alternate Embed Code (second code listed).  Optional: You may adjust the video size by clicking on the drop down menu under Video Size.

Open Pages

pages directory

Log into Canvas. In Course Navigation, click the Pages link (even if it is grayed out).

View Pages

view all pages

Pages is designed to open to the front page for the course, if there is a front page selected. To select a page from the Pages Index, click the View All Pages button.

Open Page

page titles

Click the title of the page you want to open.

Edit Page

edit button

Click the Edit button.

Open HTML Editor

HTML editor

Click the HTML Editor link.

Paste Embed Code

pasting embed code

Paste the embed code for the video content into the HTML editor in Canvas.

Save Page

save button

Click the Save button.

View Page

view embedded video

View the video embedded into your page.

[adapted from Canvas Help page at https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/40719-how-do-i-embed-a-video-in-a-page-in-my-course on 4/27/16]

 

Acceptable Video Formats

The Canvas media player supports H.264 video playback; for platforms that do not support H.264 directly, the Canvas media player uses a Flash plugin.

Canvas will accept the following video files for playback:

  • flv – Flash Video
  • 
asf – Windows Media
  • qt – Apple QuickTime
  • 
mov – Apple QuickTime
  • 
mpg – Digital Video Format
    
  • mpeg – Digital Video Format
  • 
avi – Digital Video Format
  • 
m4v – Digital Video Format
    
  • wmv – Windows Media
    
  • mp4 – Digital Video Format
    
  • 3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format

Films on Demand uses the mp4 format.