& Canvas

To present content to your students via your Canvas site, please follow the steps below:



  • Enter your NetID and NetID Password and click on Sign In

  • Enter keywords or a title of a video to search for videos.  Click on the title of a video to select a video.


  • Copy the entire URL of the video: e.g.

  • Open a text editor on your computer and paste the URL. Then, append the following string of text to the end of the URL:

? (you can append ? to any asset link)


  • The resulting URL will look as follows:


  • Copy the resulting URL: hightlight the URL by moving your cursor over the entire text and press Control-C (Windows) or Command-C (Mac) on your keyboard

  • Access your Canvas course site and click on Modules

  • Click on +Module

  • Enter a name for the module and click on Add Module



  • Click on the Plue Sign ( + ) to add an item to the module


  • From the drop-down menu, select External URL

  • On the Add Item page:
    • Paste the previously-copied URL (please be certain that the URL includes ? at the end) as below:
    • Enter the title of the video in the Page Name field
    • Place a check-mark next to Load in a new tab if you would like the video to open in a new tab
    • Click on Add Item




  • Both the module and the newly-added items need to be published before students can see them.  Click on the small Publish icons to publish the Module and the Item.



  • Once the module and the item are published, click on the title to play the video.