How to add an Echo360 video to your LEO unit

Using the Add Echo360 Media button in the Text Editor, you can your existing Echo360 videos in your LEO units in an embedded video player or as a text link.

  1. Navigate to your unit in LEO.
  2. Edit the settings for the activity where you want the video to appear.
  3. In the text editor, position your cursor where you want the video to appear, then click the Add Echo360 Media button:
  4. By default, you should see your existing videos under the Choose From My Home tab. Find the video you wish to add by scrolling down the list or using the Search box, then click the listing for the video
  5. A selection of options will appear:
    Echo video listing with insert button
    • To embed the video in the page, click the Insert button (you may first also customise the size, autoplay and start options if you wish).
    • To add a text link to the video, first click the Link toggle button, then click the Insert button.
  6. Click the Save and display or Save and return to unit button to save your changes.

Note: when adding videos, whether they are text links or embedded in the page, the video will appear only as a text link in the LEO text editor. Embedded videos will load the player instead when viewed by users.

This button also allows you to upload new videos or create new videos, upload and link to them, all at the same time. For more information please see:

How to make a link in Echo360 to a video

When you log into Echo360 directly, you can create links to your videos to use in your units or for sharing in other ways. Once your video has been uploaded to your Echo360 library, you can make a link to the video, which you can then use to add a text link or to embed the video in a web page.

  1. Log into
  2. Find the video in your library that you wish to link to by browsing all videos, or use the Search or Filter functions on this page.
  3. Mouse over the video thumbnail and click the blue square icon that appears, then click the Share button in the pop-up menu:
    Video share button
  4. The Share Settings panel will appear. Click on the Links tab, then click the Add Link button.
  5. Click the Copy button to copy the direct web link or click the Embed button to copy the embed code to use in your LEO unit (see more information below).
  6. Click the Done button to close the Share Settings panel.

Note the Public Access option. If you do not want your video visible to anyone outside ACU, click this button to make the video not publicly accessible (meaning it will require users to log in using their ACU details in order to view the video).

How to add a web link to a video in your LEO unit

  1. From the Share Settings panel, click the Copy button:
    The Copy link option
  2. In your LEO unit, turn editing on, then click the Add an activity or resource link in the section where you want to add the link.
  3. Choose the URL option and click the Add button:
    Add URL option
  4. On the URL settings page, give your link a Name, then paste the link you copied into the External URL field.
  5. Click Save and return to unit, and the link to your video will now be a clickable text link in your unit.

For more information on using the URL resource, please see LEO Guides: URL. You may also use this link to add the link in the text editor anywhere you have text content in your unit.

How to embed a video in your LEO unit

The embed code can be used in any resource or activity where you have access to the LEO text editor. This is often a Label resource, though the text editor is also used in most other resources or activities.

  1. From the Share Settings panel, click the Embed button to open the Embed Link panel:
    The embed button
  2. Click the Copy button to copy the embed code, then click the Done button to close this panel:
    The copy embed code button
  3. In your activity settings in LEO, in the text editor where you wish to place the video:
    1. Click the Toggle Toolbar button to reveal the additional editing options.
    2. Click the Edit HTML Source button:
      Choose HTML source option
  4. Paste the embed code you copied earlier into the HTML Source Editor panel.
  5. Click the Update button. The HTML panel will close, and you should now see the video embedded in the text editor content.
  6. Click the Save and return to unit button to save your changes.

To learn more about embedding videos, please see LEO Guides: How to embed a YouTube video into a text editor field.

How to make your video available to your course

If your unit is a course in Echo360 and students can access this unit via an External Tool link in your LEO unit, you can share a video in your Echo360 library with all students in the course by attaching the video to a Class (new or existing).

  1. From the Share Settings panel, click the Class button:
    The Class option for sharing
  2. Using the dropdown options, choose the Course, Term and Section to determine the unit you wish to share the video with:
    Share with course options
  3. Choose a Class to associate the video with, either using the dropdown box under the Existing Class tab, or click the New Class tab and fill in the details for your new Class:
    New class details
  4. Edit the Availability options if you wish.
  5. Click the Share button to finish.

When accessing Echo360 via the External Tool link in your unit, your students will now see the video as part of this new Class in the recordings list.

Page last updated on 06/01/2021

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