A lot of you like to use Youtube in your classroom. Sometimes it makes sense to have students view these on their own, at their own pace, or sometimes you just want to make all of the resources readily available for the students in class. Regardless, when sharing Youtube clips, you can actually embed them into Schoology assignments, rather than paste a link that then sends the students to Youtube to watch the clip there.
First, if you weren’t aware, there is a Youtube resource app within Schoology. To get this, all you need to do is go to your resources tab at the top –> then click “apps” in the left navigation –> then click “install apps” –> and select Youtube from the list.
If you already have this installed, then all you need to do is create your material as normal (this can be an assignment, page, discussion, etc) –> then click the insert content button (looks like a box with an arrow pointing in) –> select Youtube from the list –> then type in what you are looking for OR just paste the URL to the video directly. It will find the video. Checkmark –> then select insert as embed to make the video watchable from within Schoology. That’s it!
Now some of you have mentioned that for some reason this app hasn’t been working for you. So I’ll share one more way to embed Youtube videos. Create your material as normal (again, an assignment, page, discussion ,etc) –> click the insert content button (looks like a box with an arrow pointing in) –> then select image/media –> from the web –> switch to media –> then paste the URL to your video directly. It will find the video –> then just checkmark it and tell it to insert as embed. A yellow box will appear. This is good! Just save the assignment. If you reopen it it will show the video.
Hope this helps!