Why should I embed videos in my course?

We probably don't need to extol the virtues of videos in learning! These videos are legally licensed - meaning you don't have to worry about a video disappearing because of a copyright complaint (like you might on YouTube). 

Selected video databases

How can I find the link for a video?

While you can embed videos from both of these databases into Brightspace, we recommend that you link to the videos instead. That way your students can take advantage of the accessibility features provided by those databases. 

  1. Click Share below the video description.

  2. Click the Copy button next to the option that says "Via permalink."

  1. Click Share, toward the bottom of the page.

  2. Click the Copy Link button next to the option that says "Link."

How do I add these video links to Brightspace?

  1. Once you've copied your link, head to Brightspace.
  2. Navigate to the module you'd like to add the link to. Click Upload / Create, then Create a Link

  3. Enter the video title in the Title field, and paste the video URL in the URL field.

  4. Click Create - you're done!