How to add a video to the lesson

How to add a video to the lessonWant your lessons to be more exciting? Just add video content to the lesson. It is very easy to do by means of the Frontend Course Builder.

YouTube/Vimeo Video Uploads

Open your Profile page and Select any course/Add new course.

You will be working in the Curriculum section. Find the lesson you need or add a new one and follow to the lesson settings.

On the Lesson editor page find an empty field under the Content tab. Fill in the information. After this, use the Insert tab on the control panel and select Media from the drop-down menu.

Now you will be offered several options of how to insert media, or video in our case: General, Embed, Advanced.

We need the first two options.Switch to the General tab. There is a Source box where you need to paste the URL.

*Make sure to use the correct URL for the video.Follow the instructions on how to copy the URL from the source.For example, you want to add a video from Youtube. Open the video page and find the Share button just under the player.

Click on it and from the provided options select Embed.

Select the URL as shown below, the link must include ‘embed’ word.

Copy and paste it into the Source.

Use the next option and open the Embed tab. For this time you need to copy the whole code and paste it into the field.

Save changes and check the display accuracy.This is how your students will see the lesson with video embedded.

If you are the Admin of the website try to add video via Backend Course Builder.Go to STM LMS > Lesson > Select a lesson/Create a new lesson.

You can use another option as well and open the lesson from the Course page (STM LMS > Courses > Add New). In the Curriculum Sections select the lesson you need.Open Lesson editor page and in the content field past the link.Follow this tip: switch the type of content from Visual to Text. In that case, the inserted link will be read as code and your video will be displayed properly.

\Paste the URL on a line by itself in the place where you want the video to appear.*Now you will be offered several options of how to insert media, or video in our case: General, Embed, Advanced.

Direct Video Uploads

Instructors can use video content for video lessons.For video type lessons instructors can use video files that they can upload directly to the website.Please note: the load speed can be decreased after video upload depending on your server, check your parameters.*We recommend you use CDN to improve the site speed and performance if you are planning to upload large video files.In LMS Settings > Course you need to enable “Allow instructors to upload video files to video lessons” option, so instructors could upload videos directly to the lessons.

Now, create a new lesson or select from the list of existing and move to the lesson settings.Important: The video upload is only active for Video Type lessons. Don’t forget to specify the lesson type.Under the Lesson Video section just click on Choose File to select the file from your computer and upload it to the lesson.The process is similar for both backend and frontend course builder.

Using the frontend course builder, just open the Curriculum, select the lesson to edit and open Lesson settings.

Also, students can continue watching the video from the point they stopped before, so even returning to the lesson day after they still can continue from the minute they left.