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Faculty Guide: Embedding Library Resources

Embedding Videos from Kanopy into D2L

In Kanopy:

  1. Log in to the database Kanopy
  2. Locate the video that you would like to embed in the database.
  3. Open the video by clicking on the title.
  4. Click Share under the video.

screenshot of a Kanopy video with arrow pointing at Share option

  1. The share options will open under the video. Click on Embed.

Screenshot of Kanopy video with share options and an arrow pointing to embed

  1. Highlight the entire embed code and copy it.

screenshot of Kanopy Video embed code


In D2L:

  1. Open your course in D2L to the place where you want to embed the video.
  2. Select New and then choose Video or Audio from the drop down. The "Add Video or Audio" box will pop up.

Screenshot of D2L page with an arrow pointing to "New" and "Video and Audio"

  1. Paste the embed code into the top box & enter a title for your video.

screenshot of D2L Add Video window with arrows pointing to embed code, title and save

  1. Click Save. (Don't worry if you see an error message in the preview spot. Sometimes this happens.)
  2. The Video will appear directly in D2L.

screenshot of D2L with video embedded


How will Students view the video?

Videos embedded into D2L will appear directly on the D2L page where they are placed. Since the videos are from a library database, students will need to login to view the video from off-campus. 

The LSCS Libraries Authentication Page will appear before the video can play. Students and faculty can login using their 14 digit library barcode number from the back of their Lone Star College ID. If they do not have a library barcode, they can also login using the alternate link under the barcode box marked "myLoneStar Username & Password Login"

LSCS Remote Access Login Screen

Once the students have entered the information, the video will start to play.