How do I embed a VoiceThread video on a Lessons page?

A special feature of the Lessons tool allows Instructors to embed a VoiceThread video directly on the page.

If you are using the default share settings in VoiceThread, students will need to authenticate their account for your course before accessing a recording in the Lessons tool. See How do I authenticate my VoiceThread account for a Sakai site? for instructions.

First, locate and copy the VoiceThread video embed code.

  1. Hover your cursor over the VoiceThread and select Share.
  2. Select Basic.
  3. Select the Embed tab.
  4. Select Copy Embed Code.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Lessons tool in the Tool Menu to display the page.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.

Select Add Content, then Embed Content on Page.

From the Add Content drop-down menu, select Embed content on page. This displays the Embed Content dialog box.

Paste the embed code.

  1. Paste the VoiceThread embed code into the box marked Or add a URL or "embed code".
  2. Select Save.

Review content and select save.

Preview your content in the Embed Content on Page dialog box. Select Save, again.

View updated video on page.

Select Edit. (Optional)

This displays the Edit Embed Content dialog box.

Add a description.

Enter a description in the Item Description text box. Then select Save to save your changes and return the display to the Lesson Page with the embedded video and description.

View updated video on page.