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Embedding Library Resources into Canvas

Info on using the Canvas Commons, permalinks, using library tutorials, sharing videos and more.

Linking and Embedding Videos in Canvas

You can easily add quality video content to your class in Canvas - even for students off campus. By linking or embedding the videos directly into your Canvas pages, students will be able to access them quickly and easily. Some resources can be directly embedded while others need to be linked for the best performance. You can find out how to add videos to your Canvas class here: 

Instructions on how to Add Library Videos into Canvas

For more information or assistance with the Canvas LMS, please contact the Educational Technology Center

Films on Demand

Films on Demand

This collection of over 40,000 titles addresses a wide variety of academic areas, including the arts and humanities, sciences, criminal justice, history, and archival footage.  

Films from this collection can be shown in class and embedded in the Canvas LMS. 

Instructions on how to Embed Films on Demand Videos into Canvas

 

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online contains more than 60,000 titles across all disciplines, all cross-searchable, making it a one-stop, multidisciplinary solution. Materials are added monthly.

Videos from this resource are linkable, but the embed code does not work in the Canvas environment.

Instructions on how to Add Library Videos into Canvas

Kanopy Streaming Video

Kanopy Streaming Video

This is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers.

Kanopy videos can be linked or embedded into Canvas. Embedding videos is the best method for sharing these videos in Canvas.  To do this:

1.  Find your film in Kanopy.

2.  Select Embed from the Kanopy film information and copy the Embed code:

 

Kanopy Film Database Screenshot

 

3. Login to your course in Canvas and create a new page.  Once you're editing in a page, click on the HTML Editor link on the right.

 

Kanopy Database Screenshot

 

4.  Copy and paste the Embed code from Kanopy and then click on the Save button in Canvas.

Kanopy Database Screenshot

You may also want to look at these instructions on how to Add Library Videos into Canvas from Educational Technology.

Streaming Video Collections