Create and Post Video Notes

Learn how to record a webcam or audio snippet.

Note: while this tool does enable you to post videos within the D2L Discussions tool, it does not currently enable you to share your screen (unlike other tools like Loom or Screencast-o-matic).

Overview: Video Note allows you to insert video recordings through HTML Editor's Insert Stuff option, and anywhere video attachments are supported (Content, Discussions, Grading, and providing feedback to learners).

  • The ability to insert, upload, and administer Video Notes is controlled by instructor. For example, if you do not have the Can Upload Video Notes permission, the Add Video Note option does not display when using Insert Stuff to add a Video Note.

  • Note: If you have permissions to access Video Note Search, you can also search and insert video notes made by you and other users.

How do I create and insert a video note in HTML Editor?

You can use Video Note in a number of places throughout D2L, including: Content and Discussions.

Note: If you do not see the Add Video Note option, you do not have the required permission.

  1. From Content, click Upload/Create and select Create a File.

  2. Click Insert Stuff.

  3. Click Add Video Note.

  4. To record your message, click New Recording.

  5. To finalize your message, click Stop Recording.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Enter a Title, Description, and select the Audio Language.

  8. To generate captions automatically, select Automatically generate captions from audio.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Click Insert.

To upload a Video Note or to select an existing Video Note file:

  1. In the HTML Editor, click Insert Stuff.

  2. Select Upload File or Choose Existing.

If you select Upload File, do the following:

  1. Click Choose File and select the locally saved file you want to upload. Note: You can only upload MP4, FLV, F4V, or MOV files that are less than 5.00 MB in size.

  2. Click Next, and enter a title and description.

  3. Click Next, and then Insert.

If you select Choose Existing, do the following:

  1. Select Video Note Search.

  2. Enter your search terms in the Search Notes field, then select Search. You can also perform a blank search to see all search results.

  3. Select the Video Note you want to insert.

  4. Click Add.