It is possible to search for and then embed a YouTube video in any content area or folder.  You can add your own description and even attach related files to the video.  

To search for a YouTube video

  1. Access the content area where you want the video to appear.
  2. Hover over Build Content.
  3. Choose Mashups > YouTube Video.

  1. Type appropriate search terms into the Search field  (Tip:  If you know the video you are looking for, simply search for the video title).
  1. Click Go to view search results.

Reviewing the Search Results -- A broad search will bring up a wide variety of videos.  

  1. Sorting Options – use these options to adjust what order the search results are listed in.
  2. Video Information – includes Title, Length, Date Added, Rating, Views, URL, and Description.
  3. Preview – click to watch the video in it’s entirety (you will not leave the page).
  4. Select – click to add the video to the content area.

Adding the video to the content area - Once you have selected a YouTube video, you will need to finalize a few more options.

  1. Add YouTube Content to Course – You may change the name and name color of the video, as well as add your own description using the text editor:


  1. Mashup Options – These options change what information is displayed and how the video is presented.

  1. Attach or Link Content – Additional files (articles, pictures, etc.) can be attached to the video posting by either browsing your local computer or your Content Collection.  

  1. Options – User view and restrictions options.

  1. Submit – Click Submit to complete the process.  You may also choose Preview to see how the video will look before posting.  

Successful embedding of a YouTube video – Your video should look something like this (may look different depending on display options chosen):