Embed

The interactive embed allows you to use third-party content or material that you have produced in other platforms like YouTube or SlideShare.

To relate external content you can also use the Download element. View the related articles for more information.

Configuration

The configuration is very simple, you only have to indicate the URL of the element to be embedded. When you enter the URL you will see the icon of the selected service becomes colored, YouTube in this case, and a green check appears indicating that all is correct.

When you enter the URL you will see the icon of the selected service becomes colored, YouTube in this case, and a green star appears indicating that all is well. 

There are situations in which an error indicator appears as follows if, for example, you want to use a service of those currently admitted or if you have indicated a wrong URL

Currently we support the platforms YouTube, Vimeo, SlideShare, Google Docs, Kaltura, iVoox, Genially, Loom, Microsoft Forms, Canva, Wistia, Powtoon, Learning Apps, H5P. org, H5P.com, Google Drive, Typeform and Educaplay. If you miss any service contact us and we will evaluate the possibility of including it.

Considerations

Youtube
If you have videos that you want to add to isEazy but you don't want people to find them on your YouTube channel or through searches, we recommend you to upload your video in Hidden mode. This option allows you to share the video only with the people who have the link, and since the link has a lot of characters at the end, it already serves as a sufficient security layer so that any person cannot find it.
On this Google support page everything is explained: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Availability of the content

The embed element is extremely versatile and useful, but it always has to be used with precaution.

Take into account that this type of element is not hosted in the isEazy servers and therefore we cannot guarantee they are always available. Each content supplier has its own policy for managing content. For example, it could happen that YouTube deletes some content because it does not comply with copyrights.

You should also keep in mind that for this resource to be effective the user must have full access to the Internet. There are occasions when courses are uploaded to a SCORM platform for employees that then have no access outside the intranet. In these cases the embedded elements will not be correctly visualised.

Visualization in the editor.

As we cannot control the behaviour of third party content we prevent its reproduction in the editor so that it does not negatively influence the user experience. For security reasons, it is also not permitted to play these elements in the viewer when the content is opened locally. If you want to check how your project is looking you can use the preview mode.

Google Docs

When using Google Docs you can’t share url from the browser while you’re editing your Google document. You have to use “share” option by url and configure permissions to edit or only to view.

When you embed a Google document on the slide there are two operation ways:

  • As embedded document: When using the element in a large gap of your slide you can see it embedded in the slide itself (you may get scrollbars depending on the document).
  • As external link: Using the element in a small gap or responsive mode will behave as an external link as you do not have enough space for display. The content will be opened in a separate tab to ensure readability.
Google Drive

In this case we offer the possibility of embedding in your projects files that you have stored in Google Drive. To do so, as with Google Docs, you must find the option to Share and use the link that is generated to be able to embed it in your course. Note that when you copy the url, you must select the option that any user with the link can open the file, otherwise you won't be able to embed it.

This way you can embed pdf files, powerpoint, images and videos you have in your Google Drive account. 

As with Google Docs, these embedded resources work within the document if they have enough space to work, or as an external link if you are working in a small space.

Currently we do not recommend embedding videos using Google Drive due to a bug that affects several browsers and devices. If you need to embed a video, we highly suggest using other services that offer this functionality.

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