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Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

Here are the steps to adding YouTube video to the Resources tool in Sakai. These same steps apply to most video and slide sharing web sites.


[edit] Link to a YouTube video

  • Find the Web Address (URL) for the YouTube video at the top of your web browser
  • In the Resources tool click "Add" button beside the main folder or sub-folder you would like the create the new web link in and choose "Add Web Links (URLs)"
  • Type in or Copy-and-Paste in the Web Address (URL)
  • Add a title for the link
  • Click "Add Web Links Now"

[edit] How to Embed YouTube video in most locations in Isaak/Sakai, like Announcements, Web content in Resources and Forums

  1. Search for your video
  2. Embed script
    Embed script
    Select the Share button beneath the video and select Embed
  3. Copy the embed information (select all and right-click and choose "Copy") The start of the source code should start with either <embed or <object These or similar techniques should work for most video sharing sites.
  4. Create the context for your video: Edit the Home area, Post new thread in Forums, or in Resources select where you would like to add the video and choose "Add" > "Create HTML Page", or the a similar process in other tools.
  5. Click the Source button
  6. Paste the embed code in the content area (right click and choose "Paste") and then press Continue
  7. Fill in the "Name" of the video and any other information that is relevant
  8. Press Finish

[edit] How do to embed a YouTube video on a Lessons Page content can be added directly to a Lessons page, without the need to copy code.

  • Find the URL of a YouTube video clip either by copy the address at the top of your web browser or copying the link in the Share this video area under the clip.
  • Ent the Lessons page that you would like to have the YouTube clip appear
  • Click on Add Multimedia at the top of the tool
  • Paste the YouTube URL into the box marked URL. Any instance of http in the URL should be replaced with https .
  • Click Save

A description of the clip and changes to its dimensions can be added by clicking Edit.

Enter the desired Width and Height for your video in number of pixels or percent of screen, 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.

[edit] Notes

YouTube videos can very easily be added to Lessons in the Lessons tool.

Remember this is content you don't control directly (or maybe even own) so you will have to check to make sure the video still works from time-to-time.

These or similar techniques should work for most video sharing sites.

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