9.4. Adding a Video to a Course

To make a video visible in your course, you create a video component in a unit in Studio, and then you add information for the video to the video component. The information is different for courses on edx.org and courses on Edge.

9.4.1. Add a Video to an edx.org Course

Note

This information applies only to courses that run on the edx.org site. For information about adding videos to courses that run on Edge, see Add a Video to an Edge Course.

For courses on edx.org, you add the following information to the video component.

  • A display name for the component.

  • The video ID that the upload process automatically creates for your video. To find the video ID, see Copy the Video ID.

  • The transcript for your video, for videos with non-integrated transcripts.

9.4.1.1. Copy the Video ID

To copy the video ID, follow these steps.

  1. Open the course in Studio.

  2. On the Content menu, select Video Uploads.

  3. In the Previous Uploads list, locate the video that you want to include in the course.

  4. Select the value in the Video ID column for the video. The video ID is assigned when you upload a video.

  5. Right-click the value, and then select Copy. Be sure to copy the entire video ID value.

Note that the course team can add a video to their course as soon as the unique video ID is visible in the Previous Uploads list on the Video Uploads page. However, for a video to play successfully, the status for the file must be “Ready”. Processing takes 24 hours to complete for all encodings and all video hosting sites.

You can also download a report of all uploaded videos. The report includes the video ID for every uploaded file.

9.4.1.2. Add a Video Component

Note

This information applies only to courses that run on the edx.org site. For information about adding videos to courses that run on Edge, see Add a Video to an Edge Course.

To add a video and its transcript to an edx.org course, follow these steps.

  1. In Studio, locate the unit that you want, and then select Video under Add New Component.

  2. Select the pencil icon in the top left hand corner, and enter the name that you want learners to see for this video as the Component Display Name.

    This name appears as a heading above the video in the LMS, and it identifies the video for you in Insights. If you do not enter a display name, the platform specifies “Video” for you. Clicking the “Check” icon will save your changes, the “X” icon will discard them.

  3. Under Video Source, in the Video ID field, enter the Video ID, or Video URL fields, enter the streaming media link, or video file URL.

    Note

    When you add the video ID, you do not need to add values to the Video URL or Fallback Video fields. The URLs that are associated with the video ID override any existing values in other fields.

  4. Optionally, you can set more options for the video. For a description of each option, see Set Video Settings.

  5. Select Save to save the video component.

9.4.2. Add a Video to an Edge Course

Note

This information applies only to courses that run on the Edge site. For information about adding videos to courses that run on edx.org, see Add a Video to an edx.org Course.

For courses on Edge, you add the following information to the video component.

  • A display name for the component.

  • The video location.

    The video location is the video URL that is created when you upload the video to the hosting site. The video URL might resemble the following example.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/edx-course-videos/edx-edx101/EDXSPCPJSP13-G030300.mp4

  • The video transcript

9.4.2.1. Add a Video

To add a video to an edge.edx.org course, follow these steps.

  1. In studo, locate the unit that you want, an then select Video under Add New Component.

  2. Select the pencil icon, in the top left hand corner, and enter the name that you want learners to see for this video as the Component Display Name. Clicking the “Check” icon will save your changes, the “X” icon will discard them.

    This name appears as a heading above the video in the LMS, and it identifies the video for you in Insights. If you do not enter a display name, the platform specifies “Video” for you.

  3. Locate the Video URL field, and then enter the location of your video. This is the URL that was created when you uploaded the video to the hosting site.

    Note

    If you have created multiple versions that use different encodings or hosting services, add the URL for each video by selecting Add a vido URL below the Fallback Videos field and enter the URL in the Video URL field. The first listed video that is compatible with the learner’s device plays.

    For the best experience for mobile users, make sure that the URL for the 360p version of the video is the first URL in the list.

  4. Optionally, you can set more options for the video. For a description of each option, see Set Video Settings.