Use Video Note

Video Notes are available in any tool with an HTML editor. You can add videos to assignment instructions or as downloadable files, discussion posts, emails, etc. The method varies slightly depending on the course tool you are using but the basic steps are similar.
For this document, we are adding an instructional video for the students to watch in the instructions of an assignment.

Using Insert Stuff

  1. In the HTML Editor click the Insert Stuff icon.
    Identifies Insert stuff toolbar button and Record Video button.  or use the Record Video button to create your video as a downloadable file attachment to the assignment.
  2. Click Add Video Note.
    Identifies Insert stuff menu with Add Video Note.
  3. Click New Recording to begin recording your video. If you do not see the New Recording button use the scroll bar and resize marker until you see New Recording.Identifies New Recording Button and indicates scrollbar/resize marker.

NOTE: If you cannot begin recording a popup window may be asking if you want to allow D2L to use your camera and microphone. Make sure to choose the correct hardware if there is a choice (The list will vary based on your hardware and software.).
Shows camera and audio selector dialog box.

  1. The timer starts once you click New Recording, the video note can be up to 30 minutes long. Click Stop Recording when finished.
    Identifies Stop Recording.
  2. To re-record your note, click New Recording. If you are satisfied with your recording, click Add.Identifies Add button.
  3. If you are satisfied with your recording, enter a title and description of your video note.
    If you do not want the video to auto-generate captions leave this box unchecked.
    Click Next.  
     Identifies Next button Shows Insert stuff video name fields

NOTE: If you are unable to record using Video Note, you can create a video file in other software and use Add a File to upload your video.

  1. Click Insert to insert the file into the HTML editor or use the Back button to return to the previous page if you wish to re-record your video. You can preview the video note before you insert it but you may have to refresh the screen first using the Refresh Preview button.
    Identifies the Insert button.
  2. Your video is now embedded in the instructions of the assignment.
    Shows embedded video within D2L assignment Instructions HTML editor.
  3. Complete set up of the remainder of the assignment, discussion topic, or quiz.