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Note: The steps are the same for students and faculty. The resulting video is a small file size with machine-generated captioning available. D2L video functionality does not replace Media Space, which is PSU’s full suite streaming media server.

The instructions below are specific to adding video to a discussion forum. However, quick video can be added anywhere there is a D2L WYSIWYG html editor, following similar steps.

  1. Start a new discussion thread (or a response thread).
  2. Within your text editor, click the Insert Stuff icon. It’s the first button along the editor and it looks like a play icon.
    D2L insert stuff button
  3. Choose Video Note.
  4. Confirm the browser dialogue pop-up to allow access to your computer’s camera and microphone.
  5. Click New Recording to start the recording.
  6. Click Stop Recording to stop recording.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Enter a title and optional description for your video.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Insert to insert your video into your posting.
  11. Add any optional text to your post.
  12. Click Post.


This article was last updated on Aug 6, 2021 @ 4:18 pm.