There are two ways to use video with ALL In Learning:
- Embed: Embed video files from YouTube, Vimeo, and Google Drive for classroom display or for students to watch as part of lessons or assessments in the Student Portal followed by questions. That's what this article is about.
- Livestream: Provide a link to a live streaming session and hold a virtual class using WebClicker for immediate feedback and participation with computers, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones. See this article for instructions. >>
Note: Lessons with embedded videos will not be able to be activated with the security option to “Kick students out of the assessment if they leave the assessment screen."
How to Embed Videos
First, Create a Custom Assessment
- Go to your account's Lessons/Assessments tab, click My Assessments, choose Create New, and select Custom Lesson/Assessment.
- Fill in the required information on the "Create New" screen and click Next. This opens the content creator/editor.
- To insert a slide you can embed the video onto, click the Insert menu, and choose Slide.
- Next, you'll leave the browser tab for ALL In Learning open and go to a browser tab from your preferred video hosting service. (The steps for different video services are below this section.)
- Once you get the link, come back to the ALL in Learning tab, with the slide you wish to embed onto, click the Insert menu, and choose Video.
Paste the Embed link and click Insert Video.
Then resize the video window to be large enough for students to see on their devices.
Be sure to click save when done.
- Then, add questions to your lesson about the video! This article doesn't cover how to fully create a custom lesson/assessment with questions. See this article for more info on building custom lessons. >>
Then, Get the Embed Link
- From YouTube
Youtube is probably the easiest to upload your own videos to and embed them (you'll need an account - it's free), but it's also got tons of awesome instructional content that you can embed about all subjects and from great sources like Khan Academy videos. Click here for instructions on embedding videos from YouTube, then come back to the last little section of this article to embed into ALL In Learning.
- From Vimeo
Vimeo is also an easy service to use for uploading your videos (you'll need an account - it's also free) or finding free videos with good instructional content to embed. Click here for instructions on embedding videos from Vimeo.
- From Google Drive:
If you are used to storing things in Google Drive, this can be a safe option, though it can take more steps to embed the videos.
First, go to the Google Drive folder that contains your video, right click the video, and choose Share.
Choose "Anyone with the link can view" then click Done.
Now left-click the video to play it.
Pause it and click the three-dots icon at the upper right called "more actions" and choose "Open in new window."
The video will open in a new window. Click the three-dots icon again and choose Embed Item.
Copy the entire contents of the link in the window and click OK.