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Videos in Canvas

Instructions on linking and embedding Library videos, including playlists and clips, in your Canvas course and Reading List.

About SAGE Video

RMIT University has access to collections on:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
  • Sociology
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Research Methods

Note: The user interface for SAGE Research Methods is slightly different from other SAGE Video collections. Images in this guide may be slightly different than those found in SAGE Research Methods.

Creating a profile

To gain full access to Sage Video you need to login with your RMIT username and password and then create a profile to become a user. This allows you to create clips, embed them, and share them.

  1. Select My Profile button next to Login, at the top of the page.
  2. In the lower half of the pop-up box, select Create My Profile.
  3. Fill in the required information.
  4. Select Save.

When you are logged into your profile, your login name will appear as a link at the top right of screen. Select your profile name to access your profile, your lists, and saved searches.

Adding items to My Lists

Once you have created an account you can add programs to My Lists.

  1. Search for video on a topic of interest.
  2. Note: RMIT University does not have full access to all of Sage Video. On the left-hand side of the screen select Content available to me to limit the search. Then select Apply filter.
  3. Once you have located a title you would like to save, select the Add to List link beside the video in the search results list, or
  4. Select the video title and choose Add to List at the top right of the video page.
  5. The first time you add an item, you will be prompted to create an initial list.

When you have added videos to your My Lists, they are accessed via your Profile by selecting your name in the top right corner.

Creating clips

You can create clips within videos to use in your course.

  1. Once you have located the video required, select the Create Clip button.
  2. Select the start and end times for your clip.
  3. Write a description of what the clip is about in the description field.
  4. You can choose to Save to My Clips, or to Save to My List. Both these locations are accessible in your Profile.
  5. After creating clips, a panel will open showing a permanent link, and embed code for the clip. You can find these later in the clips saved in your Profile.

You can watch a short video on making clips in SAGE Video at the link below:

Reading Lists

See more information about Reading Lists on the library guide Reading Lists in Canvas.

To add a video in Reading Lists

Videos may be added to a Reading list using either the Search, or Cite it functions, as detailed on the Reading Lists in Canvas guide.

Many SAGE videos can be located through LibrarySearch. If the video is indexed within LibrarySearch, use the Search option:

  1. In Reading Lists, select ADD ITEMS + icon.
  2. On the left side panel, under the Search tab, search for the video in LibrarySearch.
  3. Once selected, add to the appropriate section of the Reading List.
  4. Select ADD.

If the video is not indexed within LibrarySearch, use the Cite it function:

  1. The Cite it function will autofill some parts of the citation details. Check the fields for Title, Author, Type, Duration, Publisher, Publication date, and if needed, a public note.
  2. Once complete, add to the appropriate section of the Reading List.
  3. Select ADD.

To add a video clip in Reading Lists

  1. See the box above about Creating Clips. Obtain the URL for the clip from My Profile > My Clips.
  2. In Reading Lists, select ADD ITEMS + icon.
  3. Select the Create tab.            
  4. Select Video as the Type.
  5. Add the title, author, duration, publisher, publication date, and a public note to the record.
  6. In the Source field paste the URL of the Clip.
  7. Select ADD.

Linking in Canvas

You can also place a hyperlink to a video into a Canvas page 

  1. Start from the full record of the video in SAGE.
  2. Select the Link icon.
  3. Select the length of video you wish (full video or individual section) using the drop-down menu. Then select Copy to Clipboard.

To link to a video in Canvas

Start at the Canvas page where you want to link to the video.

  1. Select Edit, and in the Rich Content Editor mode type the name of the video or relevant text in the required page.
  2. Select/highlight the text.
  3. Select the Links icon on the menu bar.
  4. In the pop-up box, paste the link in the Link box.
  5. Select Done. The pop-up box will close.
  6. Select Save at the bottom right. The link is now active on your Canvas page and will open in a new tab.

To link to a clip in Canvas

This process also works for clips. Go to My Profile and open My Clips or the list where you saved the clip. Select the clip title to open the clip. Then select Get link to get a hyperlink for just the saved clip. Place the link in the Canvas page in the same way as a full video link.

Embedding in Canvas

Embedding videos into Canvas can be done through the Embed button.

  1. Locate the video required in SAGE, then select the Embed button, located below the video transcript.
  2. In the pop-up box, first select the length of the video, and the preferred size. Then select Copy to Clipboard

To embed a video in Canvas

To embed a video in Canvas, start on the page where you want to embed the video.

  1. Select the Edit Button.
  2. Work out where you want to embed the video, and if needed, add text.
  3. In the menu select Insert, then Embed.
  4. Paste the embed code and select Submit.
  5. Select Save. The video is embedded in your course and will play in the frame. (Note: users may be prompted to sign in).

To embed a clip in Canvas

This process also works for clips. Go to My Profile and open My Clips or the list where you saved the clip. Select the clip title to open the clip. Then select Embed to get the embed code for the saved clip. Select Copy to Clipboard, then follow the instructions immediately above.