How do I post a Tufts Library Alexander Street video link in Canvas?
Alexander Street Press is an electronic academic database publisher of videos offering access to streaming video across a wide variety of subjects and disciplines.
All Tufts University account owners (instructors / staff / students) can access the Tufts Libraries Alexander Street video collection and post a link to an Alexander Street video on a Canvas course site.
Go to any of the Tufts University Libraries and search for the Alexander Street video Database
Note: You will need to log into the Tufts Libraries to access the Alexander Street video database.
Once on the Alexander Street site, search for a video.
This displays the search results.
Click on the video name in the search results
This displays a preview of the video.
Copy the URL in the browser address line to your computer's clipboard (Command-C MAC or CTRL-C Windows)
You can post the link to the Alexander Street video in any Canvas text box or in any Canvas Module.
Canvas Text Box:
Go to the Canvas text box you want to link the Alexander Street video, highlight the text you want to serve as the link to the video then click on the Link icon
This displays the Link to Website URL panel.
Paste the Alexander Street link into the box and click Update Link (Command-V MAC or CTRL-V Windows)
This inserts the link into the text box.
Note: As an alternative, you can paste the link into the text box without using the linking icon. In this case, the link itself will serve as the linking text.
Note: The example above is a Canvas Pages text box. Alexander Street videos can be linked in any Canvas text box (Announcements / Pages / Syllabus / Assignments / Discussions / Quizzes).
Go to the Canvas Module you want to link the Alexander Street video, click Add Item (+)
This displays the Add Item panel.
Click in the Add dropdown box and select External URL
This displays the Add External URL panel.
Paste the Alexander Street URL into the URL box, enter a Name for the link, then click Add Item
This adds the Alexander Street link to the Canvas Module.
Note: Make sure to Publish the Module Link so students can access it.