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: https://db.tt/G0F3V5FX

Step #1

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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

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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 http://d2l.uwm.edu/, enter your course site and click [Content].

Step #3

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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

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

Step #5

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

Step #6

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  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

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

Step #8

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

Step #9

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

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