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D2L's HTML editor appears whenever creating or editing new pages in the Content area,
emails in the Classlist area,
items in the news area, and
widgets for your course home page. In addition, it appears when adding instructions to submission folders, quizzes, and discussion topics and forums.
There area two types of Quicklinks in the HTML editor: external links to websites outside of the D2L course and relative links to other parts of the D2L course site.
If the Paragraph dropdown menu is not immediately visible in the ribbon of options, click the
… icon to display all of its buttons.
These instructions are for embedding a video hosted on an external website, such as YouTube or Ooyala. This procedure can also be used to embed other content in D2L, such as Twitter feeds and calendars, as long as the site provides an secure embed code.
To embed a local video file, refer to the Panopto guide.
An embed code is HTML code that you can add to your course site to display content stored in an external website. The embed code will be located in different places depending on which website is hosting the content.