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YouTube is a video sharing service where users can watch, like, share, comment and upload their own videos. Videos can be streamed on PCs, laptops, tablets and via mobile phones.


  • A pasted link to any YouTube video will automatically be converted into an embedded video
  • Easy access via the Rich Content Editor; click a button to embed videos in your course
  • Integrated with Canvas Studio where you can create video quizzes, add captions, and view insights.

Getting Started

The YouTube integration is automatically available in all courses at ISU.

Instructor Resources

Using YouTube videos in your Canvas course (Instructor)

To add YouTube videos to your course, follow the steps in these guides:

To work with YouTube videos in Canvas, follow the steps in these guides:

Student Resources

Using YouTube videos in your Canvas course

YouTube videos can be embedded in anything that uses the Rich Content Editor. Follow this guide to learn how to embed a YouTube video in discussion replies, wiki pages, assignment submissions, and more:

Online Documentation



YouTube is freely available for all users. A separate account is not needed to view or embed YouTube videos in Canvas.