There are several ways you can put videos into your itslearning course.
You could record it with the built-in video recording tools.
You could link to it if it already exists on a website
You could record it yourself using video tool and upload it as a file.
You can embed it into a note, assignment, survey, test or other course element.
In THIS video, however, we are going to focus on how to EMBED a video!
There are SEVERAL advantages of embedding a video in your course over linking to it, or uploading the file. Here are some advantages.
First of all you don’t have to deal with downloading it from some place or uploading the file into itslearning. Video files can be huge. The embedded file remains where it was posted (like youtube, Vimeo, Schooltube, or elsewhere).
Secondly. We’re not lawyers, but in general if there is an embed code available for that video, it’s there for a reason. They want to enable you to embed it! But check with your media specialist of you have any concerns about that.
It works. As long that that video service is not blocked by your organization’s firewall, the video will NORMALLY play on any device or browser. You don’t have to worry about file type. They should even work on smart phones which is great if you have a bring your own device policy!
And lastly, don’t let the word EMBED or CODE scare you. Embedding a video into your itslearning course material is a breeze.
I’ll show you how.