Upload a video to YouTube and embed it in a D2L Discussion Post

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Upload a video to YouTube and embed it in a D2L Discussion Post
Upload a video to YouTube and
embed it in a D2L Discussion
Post (v10.3)
This tutorial will show you how to upload a video to YouTube
using the Unlisted feature and embed the video in a D2L
Discussion Post. The Unlisted feature in YouTube prevent the
video from being seen by the general public. If you embed the
Unlisted video in a D2L Discussion Post, only the instructor
and students in your course can see the video!
Before you begin, you must:
1. Have a YouTube account. If you do not have a YouTube
account,
you
can
sign-up
for
one
here:
https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?service=youtube
2. Have desktop access to a video file the is supported by
YouTube. For a list of supported video file formats see:
http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts
=2888402&page=ts.cs
Step #1
1. Go to https://www.youtube.com/ and click the [Sign In]
button.
Step #2
1. Once logged-in, click the [Upload] button.
Step #3 – OPTIONAL
If your video is over 15 minutes, you will need to verify your
YouTube account is active (by providing YouTube with a mobile
number) before you can upload your video.
1. If you are uploading a video that is over 15 minutes and
you see the “Upload HD videos in various formats up to
15 minutes” message, click the [Increase your limit]
link.
Step #3b – OPTIONAL
1. To verify your YouTube account, select [Voice call] or
[SMS].
2. Enter your phone number.
3. Click [Submit].
YouTube will either call or text you a verification number.
Place this number in the box when prompted and continue to the
next step.
Step #4
1. To upload your video, click the [Upload] button.
Step #5
1. Browse to the location on your computer where you have
stored your video file. Select the file.
2. Click [Open].
Step #6
1. The video file will begin uploading. You can monitor the
progress in the progress bar.
2. Enter a [Title] for your video.
Step #7
1. Pull down the arrow under [Privacy Settings]. Select
[Unlisted].
Step #8
1. Once the file has been uploaded, YouTube will generate a
link to the video. Click this link to view the video and
obtain the Embed Code necessary for D2L.
Step #9a OPTIONAL – additional methods
for finding your video
1. You may also click the [Video Manager] if you’d like to
browse for your video or select a different video.
Step #9b OPTIONAL – additional methods
for finding your video
1. You can also find your video under [Video Manager] in
your account.
2. Click the title to view the video and obtain the Embed
Code necessary for D2L.
Step #10
Once you are are viewing your video, you can obtain the Embed
Code necessary for D2L:
1. Click the [Share] button at the bottom of your video.
2. Click the [Embed] button.
3. UNCHECK the box in front of [Show suggested videos when
the video finishes].
4. CHECK the box in front of [Use old embed code].
5. Click into the box with the embed code to highlight the
text. Copy the text by hitting [CTRL+C] on your PC
keyboard or [Command+C] on your Mac keyboard.
Step #11
Once the Youtube embed code is copied to your clipboard, you
can paste the code into a Discussion Post in D2L using the
instructions below:
1. Log in to D2L (http://d2l.uwm.edu) and enter your course
site. Once you are in your course site, click on
[Discussions] in the upper navigation bar.
Step #12
1. Click on the appropriate Discussion topic or this
assignment.
Step #13
1. Click the [Start a New Thread] button.
Step #14
1. In the editor, click the small icon that looks like a
play, stop, rewind, and fast forward button, called
[Insert Stuff].
Step #15
1. A new window will pop up. Click the button [Enter Embed
Code].
2. Paste the embed code that you copied from Step #11 into
the [Embed code:] window.
3. Click [Next].
Step #16
You will see a preview of your presentation in the window.
1. Click the [Insert] button.
Step #17
1. Once you return to the [New Message Details] page, enter
a title for your post.
2. Click [Post].
Step #18
You should see the presentation in your discussion post. You
(and your peers) can control the play and volume from here.