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How do I link to a YouTube video in a content page?

In this tutorial you will learn how to link to a YouTube video in a Canvas content page.

Find your content page

Open the Canvas page where you would like to add your link and click 'Edit' in the top right corner.

The text for your link can be the link itself or any text you'd like.

Paste the link into the text area following your description.

     - For Windows users: right-click in the text area and select paste or use keyboard shortcut <ctrl>+v

     - For Mac users: right-click (<ctrl>-click) the text area and select paste or use keyboard shortcut <cmd>+v

Highlight the link text and click on the chain symbol to edit the hyperlink options.

Paste the link again into the textbox then click the checkbox to 'Disable inline previews for this link'.

Finally, click 'Insert Link'.

Option #2 (Alternate text)

Enter your alternate text

Type the text that you would like to make a link and highlight it.

 

Click on the chain symbol to edit the hyperlink options.

Paste the link into the textbox then click the checkbox to 'Disable inline previews for this link'.

       - For Windows users: right-click in the textbox and select paste or use keyboard shortcut <ctrl>+v

       - For Mac users: right-click (<ctrl>-click) the textbox and select paste or use keyboard shortcut <cmd>+v

Finally, click 'Insert Link'.