This article outlines the process for embedding "Films on Demand" videos into a D2L Content page. Embedding a “Films on Demand” video into a D2L content page will allow your students to view the video directly in D2L. This also eliminates the need for students to re-authenticate when accessing videos from off-campus locations.
There are two methods to adding Films on Demand.
Method 1: D2L Integration
Click the "Insert Stuff" tool in the HTML Editor on a D2L Content page.
Choose "Films on Demand" from the list.
Search for a video by entering a keyword or phrase and clicking the magnifying glass.
To view the video, click "Preview." Click "Play." The video will play in the frame.
To return, click "Back to Search Results."
To insert a video, click "Embed" and then choose the desired embed size (small, medium, large).
The video will open in a preview screen in D2L. Click "Insert." You may need to allow a security alert the first time you insert a video.
Click "Publish" or "Update" to save the content page.
Method 2: Library Database
Locate the desired video from the Rohrbach Library’s Films on Demand (FoD) database.
Directly below the video player in FoD, click the “Embed” link.
First, select your video size from the drop-down menu. Then copy and paste the entire embed code from the box.
Tip: Click anywhere inside the box and then press “ctrl” + “a” to select all text.
Now return to your D2L course and chosen Content page to house the Films on Demand video. If you do not have a content page yet, create one now.
Give the page a title and enter any additional text-based content for the page. Click the “Insert Stuff” button to add the FoD video embed code.
On the “Insert Stuff” menu, choose “Enter Embed Code” from the list on the left.
Paste the embed code into the box.
IMPORTANT: In order for the embed code to work, you will need to manually add an 's' after the 'http' in the source URL. Click “Next.”
A preview may not display. If it doesn't, don't worry - just click “Insert.”
You will return to the HTML view. Here, again, it is likely that the video may not be displayed. This is ok. Click “Publish” to create the live page.
After saving the page, you should be able to see and play the video on your D2L page.