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Embedding a YouTube Video - Canvas
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Embedding a Video     
Specifying a Start and Stop Time

Embedding a Video

Embedding a video in Canvas is an easy way to integrate a video directly into your course without just providing a link to the video. Here is a list of instructions on how to embed a video in Canvas.

Step 1: Create a new Module by pressing the + Module button.

Step 2:
Type in the title of the new module and press Add Module.

Step 3:Add an item to the module you just created by pressing the Plus icon.

Step 4:Select Content Page from the drop-down menu, and click Add Item.

Step 5:Click on the page you just created.

Step 6:Click Edit.

Step 7:Click the YouTube icon.

Step 8:Type in the title of the video you wish to embed and press [Enter].

Step 9:Once you've found the video, click the indicated drop-down arrow next the the Embed button, and choose a size for your video.

Step 10:Click Save.

You have now successfully embedded a YouTube video.



Specifying a Start and Stop Time

A handy trick that you can use when embedding videos is specifying an exact time at which the video starts and stops. This is especially useful for when you only want to play a certain portion of a long video. Here is a list of instructions on how to do so:

Step 1:Once you've embedded your video, click Edit.
Step 2:Click HTML Editor.

Step 3:This is what the untouched embed code looks like:

<p><iframe style="width: 800px; height: 600px;" title="The Vice-Presidential Debate: Tim Kaine And Mike Pence (Full Debate) | NBC News"
src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mVXqNcW_-HA
?feature=oembed&amp;rel=0" width="300" height="150" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen"></iframe></p>

The highlighted text is simply the URL of the YouTube link. If you add ?start=ss&amp;end=ss&amp; right where the URL ends, you can specify the start and end point of the video. The "ss" stands for seconds. For example, if you would like the video to start at 1:00 and end at 2:00, add ?start=60&amp;end=120&amp; immediately after the URL in the embed code.

Your new embed code should look like this:

<p><iframe style="width: 800px; height: 600px;" title="The Vice-Presidential Debate: Tim Kaine And Mike Pence (Full Debate) | NBC News"
src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mVXqNcW_-HA ?start=60&amp;end=120&amp;
?feature=oembed&amp;rel=0" width="300" height="150" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"
webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen"></iframe></p>

Step 4:Click Save.

Upon clicking play, the video should now start at 1:00 and end at 2:00.


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