Embedding Streaming Video in Canvas

Adding an Embedded Video to Canvas

To embed films from our streaming video services onto a page or assignment in your Canvas course, copy the embed code from the database using the instructions below. First, create a page or assignment, then select the Insert/Edit media tool. Choose the Embed tab, and paste the embed code from the database into the box.

 

A screenshot of Canvas's Insert/Edit Media tool

 

Locating Streaming Video Embed Codes

If you need assistance finding a code, or wish to embed a playlist, contact our Online Learning Librarians at onlinelibrary@uwosh.edu for assistance.

 

UW Oshkosk Library's Streaming Video Page

Click on the film you want to embed. To the right of the video, note the Database where the video appears and click the Direct Link to go to the title in the database. Then, follow the instructions below to find and copy the embed code in that database.

 

A screenshot of Polk's Streaming Video Page with the direct link highlighted.

 

Films on Demand

Find the full video or segment you want to embed. Under the video player, click Link. Choose the Embed Size (small or medium recommended for easiest viewing in Canvas). Then, click the Copy button next to the Embed Code to copy the embed code to your clipboard. Paste the code into the Insert/Edit Media tool in Canvas.

 

Screenshot of a video in the Films on Demand database with the Link option highlighted 

Screenshot of the Films on Demand database with an embed code highlighted

 

Kanopy

Clicking the direct link to a Kanopy video from the Streaming Video page will open the video in full screen. To find the embed code, click "Watch More on Kanopy" at the top of the video to enter the database.

Screenshot of video player with Watch More on Kanopy option at top of page

 

Search for the title of the video in the search box at the top of the page. Under the video player, click Share. Then, click the Embed tab. Next, highlight the embed code, then right click + Copy or Ctrl+C to copy the embed code to your clipboard. Paste the code into the Insert/Edit Media tool in Canvas.

 

Screenshot of Kanopy database entry for film Bad Hair with share and embed options highlighted