Monday, March 5, 2012

How to embed a YouTube video on Courses/Sakai

By Alan Regan

How to Embed a YouTube Video in the Forums of Courses (powered by Sakai)

YouTube is a resource for both entertainment and education. The videos can contain helpful, controversial, and thought-provoking content. So, how do you post a YouTube video within the Forums tool of Courses/Sakai?


  1. Visit
  2. Find a video you want to share
  3. Click "Share" below the video
  4. Click "Embed"
  5. Check the box for "Use HTTPS"
  6. Check the box for "Use old embed code"
  7. Copy the code

    Forums tool of Courses (powered by Sakai)

    1. Log into by clicking "Pepperdine Login" and entering your NetworkID and password
    2. Go to the course or project site by clicking the tab or clicking its name in the "All My Sites" tab
    3. Click Forums in the left menu
    4. Click the desired topic
    5. Click "Start a New Conversation" or reply to an existing message
    6. Enter the message you want to say
    7. Click "Source"
    8. Place your cursor where you want the video to display
    9. Paste the code
    10. Click "Source" again (very important!)
    11. Click "Post"
    NOTE: Embedded videos will be viewable by users with a PC or Mac laptop running the latest Adobe Flash Player add-on for your web browser. iPad and iPhone users may not see the video. We recommend that you embed and provide the link to the source video, too.