Rice YouTube and Canvas

On Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:00am, Rice OIT has enabled YouTube access for the Rice Community using your Rice Google account. This will be a useful tool. However, before you jumping into it and start uploading all your videos, please know the terms – https://www.youtube.com/t/terms . Please pay close attention to 6. C.

For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and YouTube’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in video Content you submit to the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that YouTube may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in user comments you submit are perpetual and irrevocable.

Now, let’s talk about how your YouTube content can be incorporated into your Canvas sites. In every Rice Content Editor, you can merely copy and paste the URL of the video link, like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFlgR9Ro650, then hit Space bar or Enter/Return on your keyboard. This will create a thumbnail of the video. The thumbnail will be expandable and playable.


Fig 1.1 Paste URL in RCE
Fig 1.2 After hitting the spacebar or Enter/Return key



Fig 1.3 Thumbnail created after clicking on the Save or Save and Publish button




Fig 1.4 Video Playing in your RCE



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