2 Minute Tech Tips No. 2: How to Embed a Linkedin Learning Course into a Canvas Course

LinkedIn Learning has loads of useful videos for your students, and now you can embed them directly into your Canvas course.

All LinkedIn Learning (LIL) videos have HTML embed codes that allow you to display individual videos directly in Canvas Pages, Assignments, Discussions, etc. Anywhere you see the Rich Content Editor, you can access the Insert/Edit media button. The Insert/Edit media button allows you to embed a LinkedIn Learning (LIL) video into your Canvas content.

NOTE: The embed option is only available to those who have connected their LinkedIn account to their LinkedIn Learning account. See instructions for doing this in this guide, or follow the steps below:

  1. Login to linkedin.com/learning
  2. Select any course
  3. Navigate to the Q&A tab
  4. Select the button Connect ‘My LinkedIn Account’ and sign in with your personal LinkedIn profile credentials.


There is a limit of five embedded videos per month. If you want to share multiple videos or an entire course in Canvas, consider sharing the link rather than embedding

Step-by-Step Instructions

Embed an Individual LIL Video into Your Canvas Course

  1. Navigate to linkedin.com/learning and log in with your GSA email address
  2. Sign in with your Linkedin password
  3. Click Sign in with SSO
  4. Enter your GSA credentials if requested
  5. Locate the individual video you wish to embed in your Canvas course and open it.
  6. Click the share icon  in the upper right-hand corner of the media player. A panel opens.
  7. Click the Embed option (Figure 1). A small window opens.

    NOTE: LIL allows each user to embed five videos per month.

    Figure 1: The Embed option for sharing.
  8. Click the Unlock Video to Embed button in the small window. A new window appears and displays how many videos you can embed this month.
  9. Click the Copy code button. A confirmation message appears above the code, indicating the code is copied to your clipboard (Figure 2).

    NOTE: For accessibility, do not activate the Auto-play video option.

    Figure 2: The Copy code button and confirmation message.

  10. Navigate to Canvas.
  11. Open the course where you wish to embed the LIL video.
  12. Create or open a page, discussion, or assignment in Canvas.
  13. Click the Insert/edit media button in the Rich Content Editor (Figure 3).
    Figure 3: The Insert/edit media button in the Rich Content Editor.
  14. Click the Embed tab (Figure 4) in the pop-up that appears.
    Figure 4: The Embed tab.
  15. Paste the embed code into the empty field in the Insert/edit media pop-up.
  16. Click OK.
  17. When you Save/Publish your Canvas item, students will see the individual video directly in the Page, Discussion post, Assignment, Quiz, etc. (Figure 5).
    Figure 5: A LinkedIn Learning video published to a Canvas course discussion.
For further information on using Linkedin Learning or any other Learning Technology issues, please contact us at LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk.

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