Make it Easy On Yourself-Add External Video

Using video from other sources is a great way to introduce more content into your online or flipped class and take the burden of recording off of you every day.


  1. Click “Embed” to add a YouTube video.
  2. Copy and paste the link of a YouTube video you would like to add in the “Paste your YouTube URL here” tab.
  3. The title will be embedded automatically, OR you can type in your own title.
  4. Click “Create”. The YouTube video is now accessible in your textbook.

For videos on other sites, such as Khan Academy, TED, research libraries, universities, museums, news and more:

  1. Select text where you want to place your link and in the tooltip menu, click “Create overlay”.
  2. Select the “Link” feature.
  3. Click “Link” to add a link to your selected video.
  4. Type in a title for your link.
  5. Copy and paste or type in the hyperlink.
  6. Click “Create”. The link is now accessible in your textbook.
  7. When clicked by a student, they will open a browser tab that links to your selected video.

Coming soon: Check here for our growing list of resources to consider for use in your classes.

NOTE: You can add links to other web resources using these same steps!

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