Embedding a Mediasite video into a Canvas Module


Learn how to embed a Mediasite video into a Canvas Module.


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  1. Open the Canvas Module where you would like to embed the Mediasite video.
  2. Select Edit.

    Canvas module edit button
  3. Place your cursor where you want to embed the Mediasite video.
  4. Select the Mediasite icon.

    Mediasite icon
  5. Select Presentation.

  6. Find the Mediasite video presentation that you want to embed. You can select from your most recent presentations or search for a presentation by name. To search, type the query in the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard.

    Note: To display all of your content, select the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard to submit an empty search query.

  7. Select the button adjacent to the presentation you want to insert into the page, and then select one of the following four options:

    Presentation Link inserts a text-based link containing the name of the presentation.

    Abstract Only inserts the title of the presentation, which will open the presentation when clicked, any metadata about the presentation such as the description or presenter information (if available), and the presentation thumbnail image.

    Player Only inserts an embedded player so the presentation can be viewed directly on the page.

    Abstract + Player will insert the abstract with the embedded player below the abstract.

    Noteif you see a button labeled Make Viewable, the presentation's visibility is currently set to Private. If the presentation is set to Private, you will be able to view it, but your students will receive an error saying the presentation is unavailable. Select Make Viewable to set your presentation's visibility to Viewable and enable the button that inserts the presentation into the page.

  8. Select Save to commit your edits and preview the page. You can modify the content by selecting Edit again and making further changes in the rich content editor.

  9. Publish your new page as well as your module in Canvas so students will be able to view them.


Article ID: 131
Thu 5/26/22 5:54 PM
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