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Updated: Embedding video from LUTube and YouTube in the VLE

The issue reported on the 10/10/2013 has now been resolved and any new LUTube videos you embed will now play as expected in the latest browsers.

However older embedded links will continue to be problematic. A workaround when embedding videos from LUTube is to replace any existing http links with https in existing embeds.

This video demo highlights how you can do this: http://www.screencast.com/t/qsYJvBCYTm

Some older YouTube links may also be affected, this can be resolved by replacing the existing embed with the current YouTube embed code. If you are a student or staff member and are unable to access insecure content via the VLE you should contact the module tutor to make them aware of the issue.

Important: Due to security restrictions for user created content in place on the VLE,  students are unable to embed video in the VLE, if students are required to include video from the web they should provide the video link as an alternative. Note that LUTube videos set as ‘hosted’ will not work in this way, if you want to link to LUTube content you should set video access permissions to ‘public’ or ‘logged in users’ if you wish to limit access to University of Leeds staff or students only.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the online contact form, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Embedding video from LUTube in the VLE

We have had several reports of students and staff being unable to view videos embedded from LUTube in the VLE.

Recent updates to Firefox and Chrome mean that any insecure content (e.g. LUTube video) embedded in the VLE will be automatically blocked by the browser. This feature also exists in Internet Explorer where users are prompted to hide/view insecure content.

A workaround when embedding videos from LUTube is to replace any http link in the embed code to https. The video demo highlights how you can do this: http://www.screencast.com/t/jcRAaL0wT4

Some older YouTube links may also be affected, this can be resolved by replacing the VLE embed with the current YouTube embed code.

If you are a student or staff member and are unable to access insecure content via the VLE you should contact the module tutor to make them aware of the issue.

Add student guides to modules using YouTube

You can now embed video guides on submitting Blackboard and Turnitin assignments in your modules using the embed YouTube video functionality in the VLE.

We intend to add further video guides to YouTube in the coming months.

Instructions on how to embed YouTube videos in the VLE can be found in the guide.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.