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Embed from YouTube

The embed tool allows you to search for and add content from Flickr, Slideshare and YouTube to your modules/organisations.

Embed YouTube Video

  • From the module/organisation menu navigate to the appropriate content area; Learning Resources has been used for this example.
  • Ensure that Edit Mode is switched ON from the top right of the screen, if it isn’t already.
  • Select the Add Content action link and click YouTube Video.
YouTube highlighted in the Add Content menu

Search & Select

Enter your terms into the search box then click Go.

The search results with one video highlighted for selection

You will be presented with a list of search results. Preview can be used to check that you are embedding the correct video. When you have found the video you want to add click Select.


You can change the name displayed
  • Name - This field is automatically populated with the video name, but you can change this to something more relevant if you wish.
  • Colour of Name - You can use the picker to alter the text colour.
  • Description - You can enter any optional descriptive text.
  • View - You can choose from the default Thumbnail, Text Link with Player and Embed.*

Embed Options

  • Show YouTube URL - Display a hyperlink to the video.
  • Show YouTube Information - This includes the video duration, the uploaders username and date published.


Attach local file - You can add a file by clicking Browse My Computer or Browse Content Collection.

Standard Options

  • Permit Users to View this Content - You can make the content available immediately, or select No if you wish to work on the item and release it at a later date.
  • Track Number of Views - This records who and when the item was accessed.
  • Select Date and Time Restrictions - You can display the item after and until a specific time and date.

Click Submit to embed the video.

Watch & Edit

Click Watch Video to open the player window, then select the play button to start the video.

The watch video button highlighted

Some videos are best viewed in full screen, this can be done by clicking the full screen icon at the bottom right hand corner of the video.

To close the player window click X at the top right.


Once you have embedded the video it isn't possible to change the display options, if you want to do this you will need to embed it again.

You can still change the name, add a file or restrict who has access to it by selecting the action link to the right of the name then click Edit. When you have made your changes click Submit to confirm.