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YouTube Activities in Lessons

How to add a YouTube video directly into an activity within an Otus Lesson.

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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Do you have a YouTube video you'd like students to use in a lesson? You've come to the right place!

  • Step 1: After you've created the lesson, add an Activity and select Add Resource.

  • Step 2: Select the YouTube button.

  • Step 3: Copy/paste the URL into the top portion.

  • Step 4: Title the link (what you'd like your students to see) in the bottom portion.

  • Step 5: Select Save.

  • Step 6: Add a title and directions.

  • Step 7: Select Save.

Teacher View while Building

Student View

Student View: Tile Opened

When the student accesses this activity, the video will be displayed and the student will just need to select play.

FAQ and Troubleshooting

Click to see FAQ and troubleshooting details.

Can I edit or replace the YouTube link once I've saved the activity?

No. At this time, you are unable to edit or replace the YouTube link once the activity has been saved.

If I clone the Lesson, will the YouTube link be in the cloned lesson?


If I send a copy of this lesson to a colleague, will the YouTube link be in their copy of the lesson?


Is there a way for me to access the YouTube link after I've added it to the activity?

Yes. When you create a link activity in a lesson like this, the YouTube link will automatically appear on your bookshelf.

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