Video Resource

This article demonstrates how to add Videos to your course, using two different methods.

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Introduction to Using Videos

Videos can prove to be a great addition to your courses, and can easily be added onto any activity block. Learners can view a quick introduction video once they enter your course, or watch a YouTube video as a resource for a course topic.

There are two methods of including videos into your course:

1.  Embedding a video URL using the URL Resource.

2.  Embedding a video HTML code into a Page Resource or a Label.

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When adding a video into your course, we recommend that you host it on an external streaming service (like YouTube or Vimeo) first. 

Using Lambda Learn to host your video may cause some issues. Storage will be used up quickly, and video processing speeds will be relatively slow.

All of the examples listed in this article will refer to using an external streaming service.

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Using the URL Resource

To embed a video using the URL Resource:

1.  On your desired course homepage, click the Turn Editing On button.

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2.  Create or select an appropriate Activity block, and click the 'Add an activity or resource' link.

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3.  Select the URL option from the Resource section and click Add at the bottom of the page. 

4.  Enter an appropriate name for your video URL resource in the corresponding field.

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5.  Copy and paste the video URL into the External URL field.

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6.  Expand the Appearance section, and configure how your video will be displayed.

We recommend that you select the Embed option, as the URL is displayed within the page below the navigation bar together with the URL description and any blocks.

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7.  Expand the Restrict Access section. If necessary, select an appropriate category to restrict your URL resource by, and configure its corresponding settings.

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Configuring the Restrict Access section can help direct learning in your course. 

For example, you can restrict activities to ensure that learners complete 'prerequisite' activities beforehand.

You can also restrict resources based on passing grades, so that learners who did not pass a certain quiz or assignment can receive extra resources.

8.  Expand the Activity Completion section.

Completion Tracking: Allows you to determine how activity completion is tracked for your assignment through using the corresponding drop-down menu. For URL resources, we recommend that you select the 'Show Activity as Complete When Conditions Are Met' option.

We also recommend that you enable the Require View option. 

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9.  Once you are complete, click either Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.

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Embedding a Video HTML Code

page  Using a Page

1.  On your desired course homepage, click the Turn Editing On button.

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2.  Create or select an appropriate Activity block, and click the 'Add an activity or resource' link.

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3.  Select the Page option from the Resource section and click Add at the bottom of the page. 

4.  Enter a name for your page in the corresponding field.

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5.  Expand the Content section. In the text editor of the Page Content field, click on the HTML button to open the HTML Editor. 

6.  Copy and paste the video HTML embed code into the text editor.

A video HTML embed code can be found through clicking on the Share option on YouTube or Vimeo. 

7.  Click on the HTML button again, and your video will now appear embedded into the text editor. You can add any additional text or resources to your page that will compliment your video.

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8.  Once you are complete, click either Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.

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label  Using a Label

1.  On your desired course homepage, click the Turn Editing On button.

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2.  Create or select an appropriate Activity block, and click the 'Add an activity or resource' link.

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3.  Select the Label option from the Resource section and click Add at the bottom of the page.

4.   In the text editor of the Label Text field, click on the HTML button to open the HTML Editor.

5.  Copy and paste the video HTML embed code into the text editor.

A video HTML embed code can be found through clicking on the Share option on YouTube or Vimeo. 

6.  Click on the HTML button again, and your video will now appear embedded into the text editor. You can add any additional text or resources to your page that will compliment your video.

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7.  Once you are complete, click either Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.

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