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

Embedding OneDrive videos in Canvas may be preferred to linking them because OneDrive links expire after 6 months  

  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
    Click the arrow for the pulldown menu next to Add and select External Tool This picture demonstrates how to find the external tool.  
  3. Select Microsoft OneDrive - there will be short delay to connect 
  4. This image points out one drie.
  5. Click to select the desired video, then click the Select button
     You can select multiple if desired.
  6. Uncheck the box to Load in a new tab and click the Add Item button
    This image locates the add item button.
  7. Publish the video for student access by clicking the Publish icon
     This image demonstrates how to publish a video.


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  This image demonstrates how to add a video.
  3. Place the cursor where you want the video to appear and click the Power Plug icon in the editing toolbar
    • Select View All Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
    • Select Microsoft OneDrive This is a picture of a list of apps. 
  4. Select the video that you want to add by clicking the checkmark next to it
  5. Click Embed You may select multiple at one time if desired.
  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
     The example video is labeled test recording dot m p 4.
  2. Start playing the video then click on the Open in browser button in the bottom right corner
     This photo shows what the open in bowser button looks like.
  3. Click the Video settings button in the upper right corner
     This image depicts the video settings button. 
  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
      This image demonstrates how to generate a transcript.
  6. When students play the video from Canvas, they will be able to turn on Captions in the lower right corner
     This is a picture of the captions button.

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

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