How Do I Link to a YouTube Video in the Rich Content Editor?

YouTube videos are automatically embedded in any feature that uses the Rich Content Editor. This lesson applies to the Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus features.

There are three different ways to link a YouTube video, depending on what you want it to look like:

  1. Insert Link into the Rich Content Editor(full link with embedded video)
  2. Insert Link with the Chain Icon (shortened link with optional embedded video)
  3. Hyperlink existing text (selected text becomes the link)

 

Insert Link into Rich Content Editor

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Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Curve features that support the Editor. Copy/paste the URL directly in the Rich Content Editor. Then press Enter (PC) or Return (MAC) and the text will convert into a hyperlink.

 

Verify Link

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Verify the link works as intended, which will display the complete YouTube URL. The link will not include a small thumbnail or an embedded video.

In the Rich Content Editor, clicking the link will not redirect you to the intended site. You will need to save what you are working and view it outside the Rich Content Editor to verify that the link works as intended.

 

Save Changes

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Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

  

Insert Link with Hyperlink icon

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Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Curve features that support the Editor. Click the Chain icon to link to the YouTube URL.

 

Paste Link

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Type or copy/paste the YouTube URL in the text box [1]. If you wish to have the text appear as a word or set of words that will link to the video, enter that text into the Text to display field [2]. If you wish the link to open into a new window when clicked, select that in the Target drop-down menu [3]. Otherwise, select None. When you are ready to insert the video link into the Rich Content Editor, click the Ok button [4]. 

 

Save Changes

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Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

 

Hyperlink Existing Text

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Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Curve features that support the Editor. Highlight the text you would like to hyperlink [1]. Click the Chain icon to link to the YouTube URL [2].

 

Paste Link

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Type or copy/paste the YouTube URL in the text box [1]. When you are ready to insert the video link into the Rich Content Editor, click the Ok button [2]. 

 

Save Changes

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Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

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