D2L: Add a Video to News Item


Instructors can post messages for their students on their Desire2Learn course homepages quickly and easily using the News tool. When students login to Desire2Learn, they see course News items immediately. To create a more functional news item post, images, links and files can be added to the News items. Adding video to News Items on the course homepage provides an exciting way to share timely and relevant video content with students.

  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course
  • Video to be added to News Item
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select the course where the news item will be created.
  3. Select the dropdown arrow next to News and select New News Item.
News dropdown menu
  1. Type desired headline (e.g., Review the Week 2 Videos now).
New Item
  1. To link from MyMedia, an external website or shared drive click the Insert Stuff icon 
    Insert Stuff
  2. Select the type of link to be added.
  3. Search for and select the video to be added to the news item.
  4. Click Next.
Insert MyMedia video
  1. The selected video will appear in the player.
  2. Click Insert.
  3. Click Publish or Save as Draft.
  4. If desired, adjust Availability and Release Condition.
Availability and Release Conditions
If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.

Keywords:faculty desire2learn adding MyMedia my media availability release condition   Doc ID:53280
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-06-25 13:28 CSTUpdated:2016-03-25 07:47 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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