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Video Players on Advanced Assessments

How to insert a video player into your Advanced Assessment

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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

The Video Player is a feature is inserted into your Advanced Assessment items. Features are like the "extras" you can add to your items. For more information on questions vs features, click here.

The Video Player feature will embed the video into the item as a stand-alone video, not necessarily embedded into a specific question. These are added using the Video Player Feature, which is found in the Features section. If you need to add a video to a specific question, click here.

Here is an example of what the video player looks like within an item:

Add a Video

💡 Tip: Rather than adding a video to an empty item, we recommend building the question first and then adding the video. If you haven't built the question yet, that's ok too. You can add it later.

Our example below shows a multiple-choice question. However, a video can be added to any item at any time.

  • After opening the item where the video belongs, select the + symbol to add a new feature.

  • Select the Features tab and choose the Video Player.

  • Select the Features tab and choose Passage to embed a video.

Choose the Video Type and Source URL

  • For YouTube, Vimeo, or Brightcove videos, copy and paste the URL into the Source URL field.

  • If using your video file from your device (must be an mp4), select Hosted Video, and select the blue + Add button next to the Source URL field. Then select the gray + icon and find the video on your device. It may take a few moments to upload; when it is finished uploading, select OK.

Embed a Video

A video that you have stored on Google Drive could be embedded into a Passage feature.

  • Locate your video in Google Drive and select the ellipsis menu (three vertical dots) to the left of the Share button. Next choose Embed Item.

  • Copy the HTML using CTRL+C or command-C on your keyboard.

  • In Otus, paste the HTML into the Source box and choose OK.

Optional Settings

You can add a heading or change the size of the video.

  • Heading: adding a heading will add a title to your video.

  • Size: You can adjust the size of the video by expanding the More options menu.


  • If the video is not where you'd like it, you can move it to another location in the item by selecting the drag-and-drop icon on the right side. See the example below.

How Students Add Videos to Advanced Assessments

Are you looking for how students can upload videos as answers to questions in an advanced assessment? Check out the link below!

Learnosity Resources

Learn more about the video player feature from Learnosity's author guide.

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