Camosun Faculty Story #5: Susan

Susan is a Statistics instructor at Camosun – you can imagine perhaps some of the challenges she faced moving her class online, especially during the panic of last March.  But Susan was prepared.  The week before the College moved online, Susan came to eLearning and got set up with Collaborate so she could try out virtual live teaching using her tablet PC (which is a huge necessity for any course where you have to write formulas and draw graphs.)  So, the following week when we all moved online, she was ready to go and able to support her students using Collaborate + tablet to finish off her term.

After that mad rush, Susan had some time to consider how she was going to teach in the fall.  To help her figure this out, she first surveyed her students from the winter term to ask them what they would like – “about three quarter to 80% said they wanted synchronous classes, and the rest of them said partial-synchronous. Not a single person wanted to have asynchronous classes.”  Then Susan attended many of the eLearning workshops offered in May and June to find out what the eLearning folks recommended.  But, the surveys and what she was hearing in the workshops didn’t always mesh and Susan was confused.  So, while she initially had decided to run fully synchronous online lectures for fall, Susan changed her mind in the middle of summer and decided to create lectures videos and so she did.

Of course, every instructor and student is different in how they prefer to teach or learn, and over the fall term, Susan found her way.  She ran fully synchronous classes for the semester although pre-recorded lectures are already available to the students in D2L. This is because during the first month in the fall, she “interviewed all my students one by one – everybody got 10 minutes with me. It [seemed] crazy [in that] first month to finish interviewing them, but it made such a difference for many of them.” She asked them what kind of support they needed, and also what mode of delivery, live or video, did they prefer, and once again most students said they wanted the live sessions.  Why?  Susan says partly because “they want to hear what other students have to say. So many of them are there to hear what questions other people [have] and they don’t want to miss out on anything.”  This term, Susan does both:  she has her live sessions and posts the recordings of those sessions after by week.  But this term, she has also discovered that different student groups prefer different modes of learning.  Her first years, mostly social science students, still prefer the live sessions, but her second years (engineering students) wanted to meet synchronously once a week only, preferring the option of watching videos on their own time.

Susan found online exams to be a particular challenge for her.  Last March, while finishing off her winter courses, she unfortunately discovered her exams ended up on a cheating site,  So, she decided that instead of worrying about cheating, or finding her exams on Chegg, she invested a great deal of time over the summer creating quizzes in D2L using randomized questions from her question banks, and working with the Quizzes tool to mitigate potential issues as much as she could.  The time investment she feels was worth it, “I would rather do a lot of work than get upset by cheating incidents.”

Susan spent a lot of time working on ways to connect her students, and to help them build community, but she finds the lack of face to face connection difficult.  She allocated participation marks for students to use the Discussion tool in D2L to post an introduction to their class and to read and comment on classmates’ introductions, and asked students to post a Profile picture in Collaborate to make their virtual classrooms more inviting. “I did a lot of things to make the students feel included, to feel supported by peers, to make connections…And when I didn’t have enough time to do one-on-one interviews, I did group interviews. So they sign up and they hear what other people are saying…so they feel that they are not alone” For Susan, supporting her students is a most important job she has as an instructor: “As an educator, I want my students to feel that it’s ok to make mistakes because that’s how they learn, but they have to feel safe [first]. I feel it’s my job to make them feel safe to feel uncomfortable while studying a difficult subject.”

Susan had a lot of advice for faculty getting ready to teach online for the first time, from preparing how your class is divided between live sessions and videos/asynchronous, to how to think about exams, to how important it is to be present for your students (using the News tool, for example), but what struck me particularly were her comments about time management.  “We cannot assume all students understand time management,” so be clear about what they should be doing every week. “I use the calendar in D2L, on top of a pacing schedule, so it pops up reminders for them, for example, your lab will be due in two days….However, do not send them too many emails – they get too many and…will be overwhelmed.”  And most of all “be accessible but have boundaries.”

Susan also noted the importance of having support and the right equipment to reduce the stress of teaching online. “One major reason that my online teaching transition went smoothly was because I have the tablet PC that my department chair obtained for us through a pilot project just before the pandemic. Another major reason is that I received sufficient supported from eLearning throughout last year; I asked many how-to questions and in turn I got as many quick and helpful responses. I also think being in a network or a community, as well as getting timely feedback from students around what is working and what’s not is important to online teaching and learning success.”

When I asked how Susan feels now about online teaching, she says she is tired, but that doesn’t mean she won’t continue to use some of the things she built into her courses moving forward. She even would like to teach another online course again!  That being said, Susan is looking forward to seeing her students face to face as well.  So, maybe this is an opportunity to explore the best of both worlds J



eLearning workshops for Spring Schedule Development

Are you a faculty at Camosun College planning for your Scheduled Development for Spring?  Here is a list of  eLearning online learning opportunities coming in May/June 2021.

Note that we have not yet finalized a schedule, and more workshops may be added, but this will give you an idea of what you could plan for during your SD.  For planning purposes, faculty can assume that most of these eLearning workshops will be 1 to 1.5 hours, with the exception of the 5 week and 2 week  FLO courses.

Questions?  Email Emily Schudel at





Getting Started with D2L Setting Up Your Gradebook Working with Master Courses
Content Management in D2L Quizzes in D2L Advanced Quizzing
Managing Assignments Using Rubrics to Streamline Your Assessment Process
Creating Discussions Designing for Engagement: Moving Beyond Text and Images (HTML Templates)
Spring Cleaning


Text-to-Speech Support for Students: An Orientation to the ReadSpeaker tools in Your D2L Course Introduction to the ALLY tool in D2L: Designing for Accessibility &  Inclusion Using the Accessibility Reports in D2L: What should I do first? (And how do I do it?!)
Take the First Steps in Creating Accessible Content for your Online Classroom


Introduction to BBCU


Increasing Your Proficiency in BBCU Engaging with Students and Using Breakout Rooms in Collaborate
Supported Practice Sessions


Enhancing Your Courses with Video (Kaltura Intro) Going Deeper with Videos and Kaltura Creating Great Kaltura Capture Videos

Open Education/OER

Intro to Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER) H5P Workshop
Intro to Creative Commons Integrating Creative Commons Material into your Course(s)


Online Assessments FLO Synchronous (2 weeks) Ethical Dimensions of Educational Technology
FLO Asynchronous (5 weeks)
Flipping the Classroom (blended – asynchronous for  week culminating in a synchronous workshop)


Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Bulletin for January 2021

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2021!

In this bulletin from the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning please find articles, links, and learning opportunities that may be of interest to you. For general information please contact CETL . For information specifically about online teaching, contact eLearning.

Note that registration is restricted to Camosun College employees.

 “Teaching occurs only when learning takes place.”
― from What the best college teachers do by Ken Bain

 eLearning workshops (Registration required)

Welcome to the eLearning Team’s offerings to support the start-up of winter term, providing training related to Camosun’s core educational technologies. Get descriptions and register here.

Workshop dates Times Topics
Monday, January 4 1:00pm- 2:00pm D2L Overview
Tuesday, January 5 10:00am-11:00am Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Tuesday, January 5 1:00pm – 2:00pm D2L Course Set-up
Thursday, January 7 10:00am-11:00am Setting Up Your Gradebook in D2L
Friday, January 8 10:00am-11:00am Increasing Your Proficiency in Blackboard Collaborate

eLearning resources

·         Online learning tips for students Share this with your students at the beginning of term!

·         Privacy considerations for online teaching

·         Guidance for remote instruction

D2L Change Notice

As part of Colleague Renewal, there will be a new integration between D2L and Colleague. The most immediate change will impact some of the communication tools. The roll out will happen in phases, starting in January, then March, then summer. Find out more

Other CETL learning opportunites

 Planning ahead for spring SD 

 Stay tuned for the following online learning opportunities coming in spring 2021:

 Camosun Communities of Practice

 Check out our MS Teams Communities of Practice site. This is a peer-based virtual space for synchronous and asynchronous conversation, connection, resource sharing and more, including channels for:

Synchronous and asynchronous online course design and delivery

As you move into thinking more about how you want to teach online in the Winter, and even moving forward into Spring and Summer next year, we would like you to consider flexible delivery options to support your students in engaging with your course content and activities.

  • Synchronous design and delivery = “at the same time”. Instructors and students meet online in real time through videoconferencing or live chatting, typically on a weekly basis. Instructors may deliver virtual office hours, course check-ins or focused sessions on complex content or troubleshooting.
  • Asynchronous design and delivery = “not at the same time”. Students can work through course materials, assessments and activities at their own pace or within a prescribed/suggested time frame. E.g. They may be required to participate in a discussion activity over a seven day period when it is convenient for them or work through interactive self-paced activities and receive automated feedback.
  • Flexible design and delivery = incorporating a variety of delivery approaches so that students have a choice in how, when, and where they study. Instructors can define how much structure to integrate into the experience for students and often the goal is to strike a balance.

As we continue to transition courses to an online environment, faculty will need to rethink the role that both synchronous and asynchronous delivery approaches play in creating effective flexible online learning experiences for students. It is evident that neither approach is perfect; there are pros and cons to both modalities for online delivery. Increasingly faculty are opting for an approach that incorporates both delivery formats and enables faculty to be more flexible and responsive to the diversity of learner needs. Ultimately, deciding on your approach will depend on your learners, the curriculum, course materials and your time and capacity as an instructor and other contextual factors. If we consider designing online courses that incorporate the strengths of both asynchronous and synchronous delivery models, we can create experiences that enable both flexibility and structure to co-exist, thus creating a more enrichening teaching and learning environment for students and instructors.

Learn more! Creating flexible learning experiences through asynchronous and synchronous delivery approaches is a Camosun resource developed by the eLearning team which highlights some key elements to consider when determining your delivery strategy.

Below are some additional articles for consideration:

eLearning Drop-ins for December

The eLearning team will be offering scheduled drop-in sessions for faculty needing support with D2L, Collaborate, Kaltura, Assessments, and Final Grades. Come to the sessions with your questions, curiosities, and dilemmas and we will be happy to help you with them. These sessions are not formal workshops; instead, sessions will respond to the needs of those who participate. The sessions are organized around specific tools, but we will do our best to answer any questions that participants have. No registration is needed.

You can join the sessions through the Collaborate link on the nav bar in the D2L On-Demand course or email Emily Schudel for a link.

Drop-in Dates Times Topics
Tuesday, December 1 11am-12pm D2L Dilemmas
Thursday, December 3 2-3pm Final Exam Setup
Tuesday, December 8 2-3pm Releasing Final Grades in D2L
Thursday, December 10 10-11am Final Exam Setup
Tuesday, December 15 11am-12pm Releasing Final Exams in D2L
Thursday, December 17 2pm-3pm Final Exam Setup
Tuesday, December 22 11am-12pm Releasing Final Grades in D2L

eLearning resources

Reminder – eLearning Spring Workshops Open for Registration!

I just wanted to send a reminder to remind you to register for our eLearning Spring Workshops.  We have amazing offerings at both Lansdowne and Interurban covering D2L, Articulate Storyline, Kaltura, Collaborate Ultra, Open Education, Universal Design for Learning, and a wide range of topics around teaching with educational technology.

Before I give you the links to the spring workshop information, I also wanted to let you know that we have another workshop running on Tuesday, March 17th called Top 10 Digital Learning Skills Strategies for Your Students.  You can find out more, and register on our website, but here is a bit more information:  “Are you looking for strategies to support your students who are learning to use digital resources? Whether you are using D2L to support your face-to-face teaching, teaching blended, or completely online, we have some tips and resources for you!”

And now, follow the links to our eLearning Spring Workshops at Lansdowne and our eLearning Spring Workshops at Interurban to register for our May/June offerings!

eLearning May/June Workshops – Interurban

Interurban Workshops

To register for Interurban Workshops, visit our Registration Form. Questions about Interurban Workshops? Contact Monique Brewer or Meghan Campbell.

Getting Started with D2L (New Instructors)

Day/Time: Friday, May 1, 9:30-11:30am
Room: LACC 251J

This workshop will provide you with an overview of the essential teaching tools available in our learning management system, D2L. Whether you are looking to supplement your face-to-face classes, transition from using a basic course website or simply want to learn more about how to enhance your current teaching methodologies with using D2L, this workshop has a little something for everyone. Come explore the tools and the possibilities!

Enhancing Your Courses with Video

Day/Time: Tuesday, May 5, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room: LACC 251J

Kaltura is Camosun College’s streaming media service that offers easy-to-use video management and creation tools that integrate directly into D2L. Think of it as Camosun’s own YouTube service. This means faculty and students now have a place to create, edit, and house their course-related videos from one central location. This hands-on workshop will provide you with a high level overview of the Kaltura tools and get you started with using them in one of your courses. The workshop will be more meaningful if you come with a video to work with.

Course Spring Cleaning

Day/Time: Tuesday, May 5, 1:30-3:00pm
Room: LACC 251J

Do you have a development site or a course offering that is need of clean up? Question libraries that need tweaking or manage files that need organization? This hands-on workshop will cover key best practices surrounding course maintenance and efficiencies in how to manage release dates associated with your course from one central location in D2L (saving you time!).

Designing for Inclusion with the Help of a New Ally!

Day/Time: Wednesday, May 6, 10:30-11:15am
Room: LACC 251J

To support Camosun’s commitment to a more inclusive student experience, the eLearning team is introducing a new tool within D2L that will help all of us to prepare course content that meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and automatically generate alternative formats of the content for students. The tool comes from the Blackboard company and is called “Ally”.

Ally doesn’t change how anything works in your course, and won’t affect your course files. It provides you guidance on how to correct technical accessibility issues with your digital course content, which means your learning materials will work better on mobile phones and tablets as well as with assistive technologies.

Your students will also be able to download “alternative formats” of your files by clicking the dropdown icon next to the file name, and choosing a version of the file most appropriate for their device and need.

Attend this info session to learn more about how Ally can support accessibility in your D2L courses.

Articulate 360: An Overview

Day/Time: Wednesday, May 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Room: LACC 251J

Come explore ways to increase interactivity, learner engagement and satisfaction within online learning environments. A series of multi-disciplinary templates have been developed to address instructional challenges and support interactive and authentic online learning experiences in 3 key areas including: content management, quiz games and scenario-based learning (choose your own adventure). This workshop will provide an overview of the templates and for those interested in creating their own learning objects can get a sense of what is involved.

Working with Master Courses

Day/Time: Friday, May 8, 10:00-11:30am
Room: LACC 251J

Master courses are an excellent way to ensure consistency in course delivery across multiple sections and increase workload efficiencies for instructors. However, master courses also require annual review and maintenance in order to reap their benefits. This hands-on workshop will help course owners assess the current state of their master courses and develop a strategy to ensure the courses are ready to go for September. Come to the session with any questions and concerns you have about your course. Course participants may want to book a follow-up one-on-one session with an instructional designer for individual training and support.

Articulate 360: Content Management

Day/Time: Monday, May 11, 10:00am-12:00pm
Rom: LACC 251J

Description: A challenge faculty face is how to present complex and in many cases “heavy” content in more interactive and engaging manner while also accommodating learning styles and preferences. Many report wanting to move beyond text and images to enable learners to interact with course materials in different ways and provide more options for learners to choose how they achieve the learning outcomes. Come learn how content can be transformed through various visuals, menus, tabs and navigational elements and considers different ways to engage with the content. Learners will be able to take away a template to get started.

Articulate 360: Creating Quiz Games

Day/Time: Monday, May 11, 2:00-4:00pm
Room: LACC 251J

Increasing engagement often equates to contextualizing the content, assessment and activities for the learner in creative ways. Whether it be gamifying a simple multiple choice quiz or developing a way to provide real-time feedback for learners, come learn how to incorporate “fun” back into the teaching and learning experience while improving participation, motivation and in some cases mastery of skills, knowledge or concepts. Learners will be able to take away a template to get started.

Articulate 360: Choose Your Own Adventure

Day/Time: Wednesday, May 13, 10:00pm-12:00pm
Room: LACC 251J

Providing learners with the ability to “choose their own adventure” and make key decisions within a safe educational environment can have a significant and lasting impact. Come learn how to put your learners in the drivers’ seat – by incorporating authentic scenarios, integrated rich content and coaching opportunities which enables them to make decisions and realize the consequences and impact. Learners will be able to take away a template to get started.

Designing for Engagement: Moving beyond Text and Images

Day/Time: Thursday, May 14, 10:00-11:30am
Room: LACC 251J

Come learn how to transform your content to accommodate a variety of learning styles and abilities. We’ll begin with an overview of the content tool and its functionality to get you started with building content. We’ll then explore how you can transform various types of content including (but not limited to): PDFs, PPT and Word documents to a web-accessible format that improves the teaching and learning experience.

Setting up Your Gradebook

Day/Time: Tuesday, May 19, 10:30 am-12:00pm
Room: LACC 251J

This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up your D2L Gradebook from start to finish. Please bring your course outline (or a breakdown of your assessment items) to the workshop if you wish to build your own Gradebook.

First Steps in Creating Accessible Course Content

Day/Time: Thursday, May 21, 10:30am -12:00 pm
Room: LACC 251J

Take the first steps to make your digital course content more accessible to a diverse population of students.

Improving the technical accessibility of your course content will not only help students with disability-related challenges to access your materials, it will also improve course content access for students who use mobile devices, need ESL assistance, want options for engaging with content during long commutes, or have unreliable Internet access off-campus.  When you prepare D2L content to meet the technical standards defined by Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), you give your students meaningful options for accessing content how and when they need it.

With the help of a new tool in D2L called “Ally”, this hands-on session will help you assess the current accessibility status your own D2L content. In addition, this session will guide you through some key steps you can take when creating Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoints, and web pages to ensure they are as technically accessible as possible.

Quizzes & Leveraging Course Analytics in D2L

Day/Time: Friday, May 22, 10:00-11:30am
Room: LACC 251J

This workshop will begin with an overview of how to create, customize and grade quizzes. Participants will also learn how to take advantage of the D2L’s robust analytics to enhance the learner experience and identify redesign opportunities.

Using Rubrics to Streamline Your Assessment Process

Day/Time: Tuesday, May 26, 10:00-11:30am
Location: LACC 251J

Is there a specific assignment or project you struggle to assess? Rubrics may the answer for you. Rubrics help to clarify expectations for students as well as build in quality assurance measures and reduce manual marking for instructors. This workshop will provide an overview of what rubrics are and how you can use them within D2L. There will also be opportunity to share your assessment challenge and start to build or refine a rubric to address that challenge. Course participants may want to book a follow-up one-on-one session with an instructional designer to finalize and test their rubric.

Text-to-Speech Support for Students: An Orientation to ReadSpeaker in Your D2L Course

Day/Time: Wednesday, May 27, 9:30-11:00am
Room: LACC 251J

If you use D2L to share content files with your students, you have probably noticed the presence of the “webReader” and “docReader” tools at the top and/or bottom of the content-display pages. These tools (from the ReadSpeaker company) are designed to convert text into speech, without requiring students to download and install additional software.

Text-to-speech technology is especially valuable to students who have learning disabilities, reduced vision, or who are coming to English-as-a-second-language. The ReadSpeaker tools that we have integrated into our D2L system will read text aloud while simultaneously highlighting it so that readers can easily follow along.

In addition to the two readers that are automatically available in D2L Content, we have a third tool in our ReadSpeaker collection: TextAid. This tool has been in limited pilots to date but is available for any instructor to add to their D2L courses. In addition to providing text-to-speech support for external websites and students’ own documents, TextAid also has potential to support students with their own written composition work.

In this hands-on session we will look at webReader, docReader and TextAid in our D2L environment, sample the readability of current course content in participants’ courses, and explore the writing-support possibilities of TextAid.

Taking a Closer Look at Communication & Collaboration in D2L

Day/Time: Thursday, May 29, 10:00-11:30am
Room: LACC 251J

Whether you want bring guest speakers into your class virtually or create opportunities for students to collaborate with each other in real time outside of class using technology, D2L has tools to support you. This workshop will take a closer look at how instructors can use communication tools to connect with students and support collaborative learning experiences. Learn alongside an instructor who has been integrating a number of tools and techniques to increase learner collaboration in her online course.

Going Deeper with Videos and Kaltura

Day/Time: Thursday, June 4, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room: LACC 251J

If you have dabbled with Kaltura this year, you may be ready to learn more about the service’s capability. This hands-on session will cover advanced Kaltura topics, including video editing and chaptering, editing closed captions, creating video quizzes and linking video quizzes to the gradebook. To get the most of out the session, come prepared with some videos ready to edit and/or develop into a quiz.

Creative Applications in eLearning

Day/Time: Friday, June 5, 10:00-11:30am
Room: LACC 251J

This workshop will showcase some creative ways to deliver content, engage learners and put a twist on some of the common teaching tools in D2L.

UDL Guidelines from CAST

Want to dive a bit deeper into Universal Design for Learning?  Well, aside from coming and visiting our own Sue Doner or her website, there are some amazing resources you can check out online.  One I am going to highlight today is CAST – the Centre for Applied Special Technology, which just released an updated version of their UDL Guidelines.

“The UDL Guidelines are a tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Learn more about the Universal Design for Learning framework from CAST. The UDL Guidelines can be used by educators, curriculum developers, researchers, parents, and anyone else who wants to implement the UDL framework in a learning environment. These guidelines offer a set of concrete suggestions that can be applied to any discipline or domain to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.

Find out more by visiting The UDL Guidelines.

Kaltura Tip: Adding YouTube Videos to My Media with Workaround for Chrome issue

Did you know you can add YouTube videos to your My Media area in Kaltura? This doesn’t mean you are copying the actual video, but you can add links to YouTube videos so that those videos appear as part of your My Media area, meaning you can then embed them in a Content page (through Insert Stuff in the HTML editor). Why pull them in to My Media when you can embed YouTube videos directly through Insert Stuff? Well, if you add them to My Media, you can add them to Playlists in the Course Media gallery area, but most importantly, if you add YouTube videos to My Media, when you embed them in the HTML editor, Kaltura will strip out that annoying final screen in YouTube videos which tempt students to click on another video.

How do you do this? This tutorial will show you how, and in addition, will show you how to embed the videos to avoid the current issue with viewing embedded YouTube videos in Chrome. There are several steps, so please contact if you encounter difficulties.

This tutorial is designed for faculty who have previous experience using D2L and My Media in D2L and will cover the steps involved when you wish to add a YouTube video to your My Media space in D2L and embedding it in the HTML editor (for example, in a Content page). Note that this is a workaround as viewing a Kaltura YouTube video is not currently working in Chrome (Jan. 2020).


  1. Go to your course in D2L.
  2. Go to My media (through the link on your Navbar, or in your My Tools drop-down menu, or in a draft Topic in the Content tool).Go to My Media
  3. Click Add New and select YouTube.

    Click Add New and select YouTube

  4. Open another tab in your Browser and go to YouTube. Find the YouTube video you want to add and click Share. Then select the video’s URL and click Copy.

    Find the YouTube video and click ShareSelect the link and click Copy

  5. Go back to your D2L course, and paste the copied URL into the Video Page Link box. Click Preview.

    Paste the URL and click Preview

  6. It will take a few minutes for the YouTube video to completely be pulled into My Media – the longer the video, the longer it will take. If the video appears to be taking a longer time to load than you think it should, pull the play bar across for a little bit and the video information editing area will appear in the main window. If this does not work, wait a little longer (it may take upwards of 20 minutes) and try again.

    YouTube video appears in your Kaltura My Media space

  7. Edit and add details as needed. We highly recommend adding information to all the listed fields to help you filter/sort media files as you build your collection, and to help your students search for specific media files. Note that you do NOT need to Publish the video for it to be available for use in your course. Click Save. The YouTube video will now appear in your My Media space.

    Fill in the details and click Save

  8. To allow students to see the YouTube video you just set up in My Media, you will now need to embed it in the HTML editor, in whichever tool you are using. In this scenario, we will embed it into a Content page. So, first go back to My Media and click the title of the YouTube video you want to embed.

    Click video title.

  9. Scroll down below the video, and click the Share tab.

    Click Share

  10. This next step is the first part of the workaround for embedding YouTube videos in your Content pages. This will require that you have added the Course Media link to your NavBar. Once you have done that, click Course Media, then click Add Media.

    Click Course Media then Add Media.

  11. Click the select box next to your YouTube video ad click Publish.

    Select the video then click Publish

  12. Click the Channel Actions menu (top right) and select Edit.

    Click Channel Actions and select Edit

  13. Click Playlists.

    Click Playlists

  14. Click Create New and select Manual Playlist.

    Click Create New and select Manual Playlist

  15. Give your Playlist a Title – for this scenarios, we will use the title of the YouTube video we are going to embed. Then click Add Media.

    Add Title and click Add Media

  16. Click Add next to your YouTube video. Then click Save.

    Click Add then Save

  17. Click Embed.

    Click Embed

  18. Copy the Embed code in the Embed Playlist pop-up box (you will paste it into the HTML editor later in the following steps).

    Copy the embed code

  19. Now, go to the Content tool in your course and click on the title of the Module you want to add your video to. Click New and select Create a File.

    Click New and Create a File.

  20. Give your Topic a Title. Then click in the HTML editor box and add some text to provide a context for the video you will be embedding. For example, explain to your students what the video is about and what they should be watching/listening for. Make sure to hit your Enter key so your cursor appears below the text you just typed in, otherwise your video may not appear where you want it to! Click on the Insert Stuff icon at the top left of the HTML editor.

    Add a title, text, and click Insert Stuff

  21. In the Insert Stuff pop-up, click Enter Embed Code.

    Click Enter Embed Code

  22. Paste the Embed code you copied from the My Media area into the Embed Code box, and click Next.

    Paste the embed code and click Next

  23. Once the video appears in the Preview area, click Insert.

    Click Insert

  24. Your video will now appear in your Content Topic page, and you can click Save and Close to publish your Topic page. Your Topic will now appear with the embedded video in it.

    Click Save and Close

Things to Remember

When you embed a YouTube video you have added to your My Media space into a D2L page, the video will not show advertising or additional videos as it does when embedding it from YouTube directly.

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