Please be aware, this application has been made available through the Edu App Centre. The Edu App Centre is not controlled by the institution and apps may become unavailable without notice.

How to install the YouTube App in Canvas
In your module, select Settings > Apps > YouTube, then select +Add App


YouTube placements in Canvas
This app allows users to search publicly available YouTube videos from within Canvas.  When enabled a new icon displays in course rich editor letting users search YouTube and click to embed videos in course material. Click on the ‘More external tools’ option and select YouTube from the drop down.


How you can use the App
Search public videos from within Canvas and embed, using your preferred format. Embedded content will then be viewable to students within their learning content in Canvas.


  • If creating content, this should be uploaded to Mediasite, so this is stored within the Institution
  • Copyright & accessibility should also be considered when using material/information from alternative sources. Please refer to the information made available in the Canvas Blueprints or University Policies (where applicable).


Further App Information & Support