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Add YouTube videos

1. Introduction

You can embed a YouTube video in a module content area so students can watch it without leaving the module. The steps are different depending on whether the YouTube video is public or unlisted.

2. Embed a public YouTube video in a module 

a. Enter a content area.

b. Hover your mouse over Build Content and click YouTube Video.
YouTube video menu option
c. If you know the title of the video, type it in the Search box, or use keywords to search for relevant videos. Click Go.
Search YouTube box

d. A list of search results is returned. Click the Select button next to the relevant video to choose it. 

e. Enter a description if necessary.

f. In the Mash-up Options, you can choose how your video is displayed to students. We recommend the Thumbnail option. This displays the video in a pop-out player when students click it. Embed Video places the player directly within the content area but takes up more screen space.
Mash-up options

g. Enter Date and Time Restrictions if needed.

h. Click Submit.

3. Embed an unlisted YouTube video in a module

a. Right-click on your unlisted YouTube video and click Copy embed code.

b. In a content area, hover your mouse over Build Content and click Web Link.

Web link button

c. You'll see the settings for your Web Link. In the Description section, click the HTML button and paste (CTRL V on the keyboard or right mouse click -> Paste) the code into the window, then click Update.

HTML button

d. In a different tab, go back to your YouTube video and copy the video URL.

e. Return to the Web Link settings in MyBeckett and paste the link into the URL box.

URL box

f. Give the Web Link a Name, make it available to students and click Submit.

Availability options

g. The video is now visible in the content area.

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