DETI Basics: How to Embed a Recording

Add My Media Content to a Course Module

For video upload and closed captions instructions, read these previous stories:

DETI Basics: My Media – An Overview of the My Media Repository

DETI Basics: Kaltura Capture – Record and Upload a Video

DETI Basics: Closed Captions – How to Use the Closed Captions Editor

Why Embed a Recording?

Embed code (special HTML code) is used to place a video player in an eLearning@UNG (D2L) file. The video player allows a student to watch a recording in a course, on almost any device, without leaving the D2L page.

My Media recordings embedded in D2L files have a video player with closed captions, a transcript, and can be played on a slow internet connection.

How to Embed a My Media Recording

Inside an eLearning@UNG (D2L) course, click the Content link on the blue navbar.

My Media recordings can be embedded in a new or existing D2L file. We are creating a new file in this example.

Step 1 Click on a course module or create a new one.

Step 2 Click the Upload / Create button.

Step 3 Select Create a File from the drop-down menu.

Content section of a D2L course showing modules on left and upload / create button above the module's other content
A new file is created in the Videos course module.

Step 4 Type a title in the box at the top of the Brightspace Editor.

Step 5 Add text, photos, or graphics in the Brightspace Editor. The Kaltura Video Player will be placed at the cursor location on the page.

Step 6 Click the Insert Stuff icon on the top icon bar. It looks like a collection of shapes – a triangle, circle, parallel lines, and square.

Brightspace Editor with Insert Stuff icon bar in middle of upper icons list.
Text, photos, videos and other content are added with the Brightspace Editor (formerly known as the HTML Editor).

Step 7 Scroll down to the bottom of the Insert Stuff menu and select the Embed Kaltura Media link.

The Insert Stuff menu includes links for adding YouTube videos, Films On Demand, and Embed Kaltura Media.
The Embed Kaltura Media link is used to add video and audio files stored in the My Media repository.

Use the Search feature to locate a My Media recording or scroll through the list of recordings.

Step 8 Click the Embed button to the right of the video’s title.

The Embed Kaltura Media window includes a search box, search filters, and all videos in the My Media Repository.
Search the My Media repository media by title or keyword, or scroll through the list of media titles.

Step 9 Click the Insert button to embed the media.

Insert button is below the video preview player next to the back and cancel button.
The video can be previewed before embedding. Click the back button to search for another recording.

Step 10 Click Save and keep working on the file or click Save and Close when done.

Video is displayed on the Brightspace Editor file. Save and close or Save button.
The video is now embedded.

Additional content, including embedded recordings, can be added to the file.

Caution: Don’t Upload Media to a Module

D2L Brightspace does provide a way to upload media (audio or video) directly to a course module. Don’t do it. These recordings are NOT closed captioned and are NOT streamed. It may be impossible for a student to watch the recording on a slow internet connection, or it may take a very long time to download and view the file.

On the Upload / Create drop-down menu, do not use the Video or Audio link to upload a recording.
The Video or Audio link on the Upload/Create drop-down menu should not be used to upload recordings.

The Video or Audio link on the Upload / Create drop-down menu can be used to embed one large video from an external source. Additional text or other content cannot be added. It is a single video.

Paste the URL or embed code in the Web Video or Audio box and click save. This works with YouTube videos but does not work on many other websites.

The Add Video or Audio has a box for an external URL or embed code. Click Save when done.
Paste the URL or embed code. Edit the title, if necessary. Click Save. No other content can be added to the page.

Note: Be sure the recording has accurate closed captions before posting any videos online for students.


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