Embed Video from My Media in a Canvas Module Page

Embedding a video in a Canvas Module is a great way to provide context to a video by listing it with other content in order. To embed a video into an existing Canvas Module, follow these steps.


  1. In your Canvas course, click Modules from the left Course Navigation Menu.
    Canvas Navigation Menu showing Modules highlighted

  2. Click the Edit button to make changes to the page.
  3. In the rich content editor toolbar, click the Apps icon canvas toolbar icon add appswhich looks like a power cord.
    Note: If you don’t see all the icons in the toolbar, enlarge or maximize your browser window.Canvas editor toolbar with Apps iconThe Select App window displays.
    screenshot showing the select app window in Canvas editor
  4. Click the Embed UD Capture Video option. A popup displays showing your My Media and Media Gallery.
    After you select an app, a dropdown arrow displays next to the Apps icon so you select the app directly or click View All to select other apps.
  5. In the Embed UD Capture Video popup window, find the video you want to use and
    • (A) Click Select for a medium size video or
    • (B) Click the down arrow (“v“) for a larger or smaller video.
      Embed UD Capture Video Popup window
  6. After a few moments, the video should display in the editor window. You may want to add text above and/or below your video to supplement the video and add context.
  7. Click Save or Save and Publish.