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Embedding Video Content into bCourses

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In bCourses, you can embed a video anywhere that you see the Rich Content Editor (RCE); see screenshot below. The RCE is available in tools such as Pages, in the Syllabus, in an Announcement, an Assignment, a Discussion post, Quizzes etc. 

 

Screenshot of the Rich Content Editor

In order to complete the steps below, you will need to have "embed code" for the video. If your video is stored at Box, YouTube, or bDrive, follow the appropriate instructions:

If it is stored elsewhere, you will need to determine how to get the embed code from that environment before you proceed with the following instructions. 

 

The instructions in this article tell you how to create a new Page on which you embed your video, but you can follow the same instructions (starting with step 2) if you have created (or are editing) any item that provides the Rich Content Editor (Assignment, Announcement, Discussion Post, etc.) 

 

 

1. From the course navigation menu, select Pages [1], and then the blue "+ Page" button towards the top right corner of the screen [2]. 

Screenshot of Pages tool

 

2. Enter a title [1] (if the item doesn't already have one), and then click on the link "HTML Editor" link [2]. This will switch the Rich Content Editor (which allows you to format text and media) to the HTML Editor, which is where you can put raw HTML code, such as an embed code.

Screenshot on how to change title

 

3. Paste the embed code, and scroll down to and click Save & Publish, or Save (if you are not yet ready for students to see the Page), or whatever the available button is in the tool for saving your work (e.g. it may be "Update" or something similar).

Screenshot of the HTML Editor with the embed code

 

Once you have published the Page (or saved in another bCourses tool in which you have embedded the video), everyone will be able to play the video directly within bCourses. 

Screenshot of Box Video


 

 

 

Important Accessibility Information

Instructors are encouraged to reference accesscontent.berkeley.edu for best practices and resources for making course content accessible. In particular, you should refer to http://accesscontent.berkeley.edu/resources/help-guides/video-captions-transcripts

and http://accesscontent.berkeley.edu/resources/help-guides/adding-descriptive-audio to ensure that your content will be accessible to all students who may be in your course (now and into the future). Keep in mind that it is harder and more expensive to make content accessible after-the-fact. Also, know that you are required to ensure your content is accessible if it will be made available to the public or if you have been notified by DSP that student accommodation is required.