Embedding a video within a webpage allows viewers to view the video without leaving the webpage. Explore the process for embedding a video in Weebly.
- [Instructor] When working within a webpage, or learning management system, I prefer to embed my videos. With embedding, my audience can view the video right in the page without navigating to an external webpage, like they do when I link to the video. I'm going to demonstrate how to imbed a video in a webpage I've created in Weebly. Although I'm showing you the steps for Weebly, the process and concept are basically the same for whatever webpage or LMS you are using. To embed a video, I first need to grab the embed code.
I can find this on the YouTube page where I uploaded the video. Under the video, I'm going to click share and then embed. A big long string of texts shows up in the box. I'm going to make sure everything is highlighted then right click and choose copy. Back in my webpage, I need to find the embed code or HTML icon. In Weebly, I'm going to drag and drop it onto my page. I'm going to click where it says click to set custom HTML.
And then edit custom HTML. I'm going to paste my embed code in this field by using CONTROL + V on my keyboard. I click away and there is my video. Now anyone who visits my site can just hit play and watch my video. I can use an embed code from any video host, Google Drive, VIMEO, YouTube. Even though I prefer embedding, it can sometimes have glitches for more audience. To make sure my viewers have another option to view my video, I typically also include a link to the video.
The main difference between linking and embedding is that with linking, my audience is leaving my site to view the video. And with embedding, they can stay on my site. Go ahead and open up a video that you have uploaded to your video host. Copy the embed code and paste it into your LMS or website.
- Understanding the Camtasia 9 interface
- Recording tips and tricks
- Capturing your video
- Providing feedback
- Capturing a slide presentation
- Making a basic edit
- Adding annotations, transitions, and music
- Hiding mistakes
- Posting your video