This tutorial will show you how to embed a YouTube video in your D2L course site.

You may consider printing this tutorial and referencing it as you work.  A printable PDF version of this tutorial can be found here:

Step #1


Navigate to the YouTube video you’d like to embed in your D2L course site. Once you are are viewing a video, you can obtain the Embed Code by following these directions:

  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 Content item in D2L using the instructions below:

  1. Login to D2L at, enter your course site and click [Content].

Step #3


Option #1 – if you have already created the Module in which you’d like to place your video, click [Table of Contents] Identify the Module title from the list of Modules.

Option #2 – if you need to create a new Module in which you’ll place your video, click [Add a module…]. Provide a title for the Module.

Step #4

  1. Pull down the menu under [New].
  2. Select [Create a File].

Step #5

  1. Provide a [Title] for your video.
  2. In the HTML editor, click the [Insert Stuff] button.

Step #6

  1. Click the [Enter Embed Code] tab.
  2. Paste the text you copied from YouTube in Step #1 by hitting [CTRL+V] on your PC keyboard or [Command+V] on your Mac keyboard.
  3. Click [Next].

Step #7

  1. You will see a preview of your video in the window.
  2. Click the [Insert] button.

Step #8

  1. Once you return to the [Create a File] window, select [Publish].

Step #9


You should see your video in the window. You can test to make sure the video is embedded properly.