Embedding OneDrive Videos in Canvas


This knowledge base article explains how to embed a video located in OneDrive into Canvas and enable closed captioning transcription for accessibility.


Embed a OneDrive Video in a Canvas Module

  1. Sign into your Canvas account at https//canvas.uidaho.edu and enter your course
  2. In Modules, click on the Plus icon (+) on the right next to the module where you want to add the video
  3. From the pulldown menu, select External Tool 
  4. Select Microsoft OneDrive - there will be short delay to connect 
  5. Click to select the desired video, then click the Select button
  6. Uncheck the box to Load in a new tab and click the Add Item button
  7. Publish the video for student access by clicking the Publish icon


Embed a OneDrive Video in a Canvas Page

  1. Sign into your Canvas account at https//canvas.uidaho.edu and enter your course
  2. Go the Page that you want to add the video to, and click Edit in the upper right corner  
  3. Place your cursor where you want the video to appear and click the blue cloud icon in the editing toolbar 
  4. Select the video that you want to add by clicking the checkmark next to it
  5. Click Embed 
  6. Click the yellow Save button at the bottom right

Enable Closed Captioning and Transcription

Add Transcript/Captions to make your video accessible:

  1. Click on the video that you added to your module to open it
  2. Start playing the video then click on the Open in browser button in the bottom right corner
  3. Click the Video settings button in the upper right corner
  4. Click to turn on Transcript and captions
  5. Click Generate English. It will take time for the captions to be generated (approximately two hours for a one-hour video). You DO NOT have to wait for this to happen
  6. When students play the video from Canvas, they will be able to turn on Captions in the lower right corner

For more information about captions, transcripts, and files, see this article.

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