I am having trouble viewing embedded YouTube and Vimeo videos in my SoftChalk lessons. What should I do?

I am having trouble viewing embedded YouTube and Vimeo videos in my SoftChalk lessons. What should I do?

Recently Firefox, YouTube and Vimeo made changes in their code causing one of the following issues:

YouTube and Vimeo made a change in its embed code that omits the http:  from the scr part of its code. YouTube and Vimeo videos do not appear when previewed on your local computer.

Firefox made a change that prohibits YouTube and Vimeo videos from displaying in websites or learning management systems if part of their code contains http rather than https.

The following steps will allow you to view YouTube and Vimeo videos on your local computer as well as on a website or in a learning management system. (The steps resolve the Firefox issue above as well.)

Use https: - see the steps below.

STEPS for YouTube:

  1. Within your SoftChalk lesson, right click on the Widget and choose Modify Widget.
  2. In the Widget HTML area, look for the code beginning with src="
  3. Add https: BEFORE //www.youtube.com/embed/etc. See an example below of a correct src HTML code for YouTube:

src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y2N_b0qwvxY?rel=0"

STEPS for Vimeo:

  1. Within your SoftChalk lesson, right click on the Widget and choose Modify Widget.
  2. In the Widget HTML area, look for the code beginning with src="
  3. Add https: BEFORE //player.vimeo.com/video/etc. See an example below of a correct src HTML code for Vimeo:

src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/79363320"

Topic Information
  • Topic #: 15113-1408
  • Date Created: 07/05/2013
  • Last Modified Since: 02/05/2014
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