Students can choose between several methods to add video to a D2L Discussion Post.  Choosing between methods is dependent on the recording devices you have available.  In all cases, it is important to follow directions carefully to avoid unnecessary mistakes which can cause technical challenges.

iOS – If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can distribute your video through YouTube (as an Unlisted video, meaning that only those enrolled in your D2L course can see the video) or through D2L’s My Media tool.

  • In order to use YouTube, you’ll need to sign up for a free account. In addition, you’ll need to copy and paste the embed code into your D2L Discussion Post. To upload your video to YouTube, please follow these directions: http://uwmltc.org/?p=4779. To embed the YouTube video into a D2L Discussion Post follow these directions: http://uwmltc.org/?p=10285.
  • In order to use My Media, you’ll need to transfer the video file you create on your iPad or iPhone to a computer. Once transferred, you can upload the video through My Media and embed it in a Discussion Post using these instructions: http://uwmltc.org/?p=7897.

D2L’s Webcam Recording tool – You can also create a video using the WebCam Recording tool.

  • The advantage to this tool is that you simultaneously create the video, upload it to My Media, and embed it in a Discussion Post. You do not need to transfer files or copy and paste embed code. To create a video using My Media’s Webcam Recording tool in D2L’s Discussion area, use these instructions: http://uwmltc.org/?p=11383.

NON-iOS devices – If you have a NON-iOS mobile device or digital video camera, you can distribute your video through YouTube (as an Unlisted video, meaning that only those enrolled in your D2L course can see the video) or through D2L’s My Media tool.

  • In order to use YouTube, you’ll need to sign up for a free account. You’ll need to transfer the video file you create on your mobile device or digital camera to a computer. Finally, you’ll need to copy and paste the embed code into your D2L Discussion Post. To upload your video to youTube and embed it into a Discussion Post, please follow these directions: http://uwmltc.org/?p=6327.
  • In order to use My Media, you’ll need to transfer the video file you create on your mobile device or digital camera to a computer. Once transferred, you can upload the video through My Media and embed it in a Discussion Post using these instructions: http://uwmltc.org/?p=7897.