Link to a YouTube video in a Discussion reply in Canvas

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You can add a YouTube video in a Discussion reply by adding the URL of the video as a link to the response.

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click the discussion title.

Write Reply

Create a new discussion entry by clicking the Reply text field.

Embed URL

Embed a URL link in the discussion reply by clicking the Link link.

Paste URL

Paste the URL in the text box and click the Insert Link button.

Note: You can also automatically insert a YouTube video by copying and pasting the link directly into the Rich Content Editor. However, it is better to create an accessible hyperlink by typing the YouTube video title in the Rich Content Editor, highlighting the title, and then inserting the YouTube link.

Post Reply

Click the Post Reply button to post your discussion reply.

View Discussion Reply

The embedded media can be viewed inside the discussion post [1] or by clicking Link [2] to view the media in a new window.

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