Learning Objects: Adding Alexander Street Streaming Video to D2L

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Adding Alexander Street Streaming Video to D2L

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Installation Steps

  1. After accessing your D2L course, click the “Content” link in the top navigation bar.
  2. In the “Content” area of the course, look in the left hand side bar and click on the module you want to add the tutorial to. You can also create a new module by typing a name into the “Add a module…” text box at the bottom of the left hand side bar.
  3. Once inside the module, click the "Add Existing Activities" button.
  4. A drop down menu will appear, select "External Learning Tools" from the drop down menu.

  5. In the box that appears, click "Search Alexander Street Video". You may need to scroll down in the list to find the link.

  6. Search Alexander Street Video should now be visible in the module. To access it, click the link.

  7. After clicking the link you and your students have the ability to search the Alexander Street Video collection. In this example we have searched for "Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape". Clicking on the share icon on the right side of the video will reveal a permalink you can copy and use to create a link in D2L to take students directly to that video from within D2L.