This tutorial will show you how to embed a YouTube video in a D2L Discussion Post.

Before you begin, you must have web access to a YouTube video. If you need to upload a YouTube video for embedding in your ePortfolio, see:

Step #1


Navigate to the YouTube video you’d like to include in your Discussion Post:

  1. Click the [Share] button at the bottom of your video.
  2. Click the [Embed] button.
  3. UNCHECK the box in front of [Show suggested videos when the video finishes].
  4. CHECK the box in front of [Use old embed code].
  5. Click into the box with the embed code to highlight the text. Copy the text by hitting [CTRL+C] on your PC keyboard or [Command+C] on your Mac keyboard.

Step #2


Once the Youtube embed code is copied to your clipboard, you can paste the code into a Discussion Post in D2L using the instructions below:

  1. Log in to D2L ( and enter your course site. Once you are in your course site, click on [Discussions] in the upper navigation bar.

Step #3

  1. Click on the appropriate Discussion topic or this assignment.

Step #4

  1. Click the [Start a New Thread] button.

Step #5

  1. In the editor, click the small icon that looks like a play, stop, rewind, and fast forward button, called [Insert Stuff].

Step #6

  1. A new window will pop up. Click the button [Enter Embed Code].
  2. Paste the embed code that you copied from Step #11 into the [Embed code:] window.
  3. Click [Next].

Step #7


You will see a preview of your presentation in the window.

  1. Click the [Insert] button.

Step #8

  1. Once you return to the [New Message Details] page, enter a title for your post.
  2. Click [Post].

Step #9


You should see the presentation in your discussion post. You (and your peers) can control the play and volume from here.