Link to your MediaSpace Video (including cloud-saved Zoom meetings) in D2L


Videos in Kaltura MediaSpace can be linked to D2L Brightspace using the Share feature of MediaSpace. The following steps will help you distribute your videos within D2L Brighspace.

Link to your Kaltura MediaSpace

  1. Log into MediaSpace (using your StarID and password).
  2. Select the title of the video that you want to link to in your course.
  3. Ensure your video is published for sharing.
    1. Select the Actions dropdown, menu below the video, and choose Publish
    2. For Publishing status you will want to select Unlisted. (Media page will be visible to anyone with a link to the page.)
    3. Select Save
  4. To the left of the Actions dropdown then, select the Share tab.
  5. Copy the link in the text field.
    Screenshot illustrating the Share tab in a video within MediaSpace and then showing the Link to Media Page which should be copied.
  6. Paste your link where you wish. Your MediaSpace video will be viewable to the recipients.

Within D2L, within Content

  1. Login to D2L Brightspace (using your StarID and password).
  2. Navigate to your course (either through the waffle (select a course widget) to the left of your name in D2L or by scrolling down and locating your course in the My Courses widget)
  3. Navigate to the Content section of the course. (Content is found in Materials dropdown menu.)
  4. Select the Existing Activities button in the module you want the video.
  5. Select Kaltura Media. (You can search for your media using the search media field.)
  6. On the video you wish to embed, select the embed button to the right of the video.
  7. D2L will place an external learning tool link within that module.

Within D2L, using the HTML Editor

With the assumption your can find your way into D2L Brightspace and then into your course. The HTML editor allows for you to embed videos within just about everything in D2L: Announcements, HTML Content pages, Discussions, Assignments, Quizzes, gradebook feedback, an several other places. In this example, I will demonstrate the steps using announcements but these can be duplicated in any of the aforementioned tools.

  1. Start by creating an Announcement or editing an existing announcement.
  2. Place your cursor where you wish to embed your video.
  3. Within the HTML editor look for the button (about midway through the upper line of the HTML editor that is labeled Insert Stuff. The button itself contains what looks like a Play Pause Record and Stop button:
    Screen shot of Insert Stuff button: a combination of old VCR buttons Play Pause Record and Stop buttons.Select Insert Stuff.
  4. From the list, select Kaltura Media.
  5. Kaltura will connect and you can search for the video you wish to use in your MediaSpace library.
  6. When you have found the video you wish to use, select the Embed button.
  7. D2L will bring you to a preview panel, select the Insert button. Your video will embed where you had your cursor.
  8. When you have completed the rest of your message, make sure to select Save/Save and Close (depending on the tool).

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