How to add Lynda.com resources to your NOW learning roo...

How to add Lynda.com resources to your NOW learning room. Part 2 – embedding

Lynda and NOW

 

In one of the previous posts I talked about offering Lynda.com resources to students in your NOW learning room through providing links to playlists, courses and videos (How to add Lynda.com resources to your NOW learning room. Part 1 – linking).

 

Just a quick recap – you can add links to Lynda.com videos, courses or playlists to a widget in a learning room homepage or a content topic.

 

Today’s post will cover another method – embedding the Lynda.com resources.

 

Unfortunately, the embed method only allows you to embed videos. You may discover that the embed option is available for some Lynda.com courses, but this will be quite rare.

 

If the embed code for the Lynda.com course is not available, you can embed the first video of the course in the learning room. When students finish watching it, they will be offered to view the full course.

 

Have a look at the examples of Lynda.com resources added to the learning room content in the Technology Central learning room. Please note: Technology Central is an internal resource only accessible by NTU staff and students.

 

1. Generate the ‘embed code’ in Lynda.com

  • Find a relevant video or course in Lynda.com;
  • Click Share and copy the Embed this video link.
  • The screenshot below shows an example of how to copy the embed code for a video.

Lynda.com embed

 

 2. Embed Lynda.com resource in a homepage widget

  • Create a new widget in your NOW learning room;
  • Go to the Content tab > Click HTML Source Editor icon at bottom right;
  • Paste the embed code into the HTML Source Editor window;
  • The screnshot below shows an example of pasting the embed code for a Lynda.com video into a widget.

Lyndacomwidgetembed

 

 

2. Embed Lynda.com resource in the learning room content

Here you have 2 options:

  • Create a content topic using the embed code for a particular Lynda.com resource - note that with this method the embedded video will be blocked by default; students will need to click the Allow button to watch the video;
  • Or create a web page and embed multiple Lynda.com resources on that page.

 

2.1. Create a content topic using the Lynda.com embed code 

  • In your learning room, go to Content;
  • Create a new unit if required;
  • Click the New button > select New Video or Audio;
  • In the Add Video or Audio window > Web Video or Audio tab > paste the embed code you generated in Lynda.com;
  • The screenshot below shows an example of creating a content topic using the embed code for a Lynda.com video.

Lyndaembedtotopic

 

 

2.2. Create a web page and embed Lynda.com resources

  • In your learning room, go to Content;
  • Create a new unit if required;
  • Click the New button > select New Web Page;
  • Enter the web page title;
  • Go to the Content tab > Click HTML Source Editor icon at bottom right;
  • Paste the embed code into the HTML Source Editor window.

 

Do you need further support? 

Please note: NOW Central and Technology Central are internal resources only accessible by NTU staff and students.

  • You can also talk to your Librarian about identifying content for student use and for support in using Lynda.com.

 

Are you already using Lynda.com in teaching? 

  • Let us know how you’re using it using the comments box below.

 

About the author

Elena is responsible for design and implementation of development initiatives and learning resources to support NTU staff in their use of university systems. Prior to joining NTU, Elena worked in the British Council supporting bidding for and implementation of international development and scholarship management programmes. She has extensive experience as a Learning and Development consultant, specialising in SAP, business process analysis and managing personal and professional development schemes.


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