Sakai Community DocumentationSakai 10 Instructor Guide LessonsHow do I embed a video from my computer on a Lessons page?

How do I embed a video from my computer on a Lessons page?

Instructors can add an embedded video at any point in a Lessons page. The embedded video described here is a video uploaded from the instructor's computer to the Lessons page. (See How do I embed a YouTube Video in a Lessons page? for directions on embedding a YouTube video.)

Go to Lessons.

Click on the Lessons Page Title (e.g. Unit #1) in the Tool Menu to display the page.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.

Click on Add Content, then Embed Content on a Page

Click on Add Content, then Embed Content on a Page

From the Add Content drop-down menu, select Embed content on page. This displays the Embed Content dialog box.

Click Browse.

Click Browse.

Locate and select the video file on your computer.

Locate and select the video file on your computer.

Click on the file you would like to upload to select it and then click Open.

Click Save.

Click Save.

View embedded video.

View embedded video.

The Lessons page will display the embedded video.

Click on Edit. (Optional)

Click on Edit. (Optional)

This displays the Edit Embed Content dialog box.

Add a description and/or adjust the video pixel size.

Add a description and/or adjust the video pixel size.

Enter the desired Width and Height for your video in number of pixels, and/or enter a description in the Item Description text box. Then, click Update Item to save your changes and return the display to the Lesson Page with the embedded video and description.

View updated item on the page.

View updated item on the page.

Notice the video file location.

Notice the video file location.

Note: The video will be uploaded to your Resources folder for that Lessons page. Uploaded videos are NOT streamed to the user. The larger the video file, the longer it will take the video to load on the Lessons page.

3 Comments

Dave E.

I see the video is stored in Resources - a standard practice for Lessons - but when the video is embedded, and a user goes to play it, is it streamed (I see there's also a Download file link)?

Wilma Hodges

Videos uploaded directly to Resources are not streamed. If you would like to stream video, it is best to link to the media file hosted elsewhere on a streaming server. URL links to streaming videos may be added to Resources, however.

Neal Caidin

No, it is not streamed. Lessons and other Sakai tools do support external video sources for streaming. For security purposes not all video streaming sites are trusted. Sakai has a configuration file to determine external trusted streaming video sites.

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