Follow the steps below to add content in your Canvas course site 


  1. Go to and click on the Login button.

  2. Enter your NetID and NetID Password and click on Sign InEnter keywords or a title of a video to search for videos.  Click on the title of a video to select a video.

  3. Copy the entire URL of the video: e.g.

  4. Open a text editor on your computer and paste the URL. 
    1. Then, append the following string of text to the end of the URL:? (you can append ? to any asset link)
    2. The resulting URL will look as follows:

  5. Copy the resulting URL: hightlight the URL by moving your cursor over the entire text and press Control-C (Windows) or Command-C (Mac) on your keyboard

  6. Access your Canvas course site and click on Modules

  7. Click on +Module

  8. Enter a name for the module and click on Add Module

  9. Click on the Plus Sign ( + ) to add an item to the module

  10. From the drop-down menu, select External URL

  11. On the Add Item page:Paste the previously-copied URL (please be certain that the URL includes ? at the end) as below:
    1. Enter the title of the video in the Page Name field
    2. Place a check-mark next to Load in a new tab if you would like the video to open in a new tab
    3. Click on Add Item

  12. Both the module and the newly-added items need to be published before students can see them.  Click on the small Publish icons to publish the Module and the Item.

  13. Once the module and the item are published, click on the title to play the video.