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Films on Demand for Faculty: Embedding in Canvas

Embedding Films on Demand Videos in Canvas

To Embed Films on Demand in Canvas


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


Click on the Edit/Embed link below the video.

Copy Video Embed Code

Copy the Embed Code..  Optional: You may adjust the video size by clicking on one of the radio buttons under Embed 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 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.