Videos in Lessons

How to use videos in lessons.

Video is a very diverse media tool, as it can be used in many ways; to give demonstrations or share important information with learners. 

Supported video format: MP4

The recommended size is 10MB and the maximum is 100MB.

Videos larger than this may impact the learner's experience on the app. 


Where to find the templates

Video Collection Template

Video Template

Vimeo Template

YouTube Template


Access the Templates

You will need to create a course and then a lesson first. You will then be able to access the authoring tool and the content library by clicking on "add a new slide" at the bottom part of your selected lesson. Easily search 'video' in the search bar on the top right to see our 4 templates or you can just hover your mouse over the "Teach" section on the left part of your screen then click "video".

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Video Collection Template

Add multiple videos to the same slide. Drag and drop the video into the upload box or select it from your computer by clicking the upload box. 


Thumbnails can be uploaded as the cover image of the video.

  • Supported files: JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, HEIC, or SVG.
  • Recommended thumbnail size: 600x200 px.

Single Video Template

Upload a single video to the lesson via drag and drop or browsing computer files. There are a number of options that also can be configured on this template.

  • Play on Demand - the video will play on demand rather than being downloaded all at once. Recommended for longer videos as there is less video buffering time.
  • Auto Play - the video automatically begins as the learner reaches the slide.
  • Auto Progress - the learner automatically moves on to the next slide once the video is complete.
  • Always Show Skip Button - the skip button allows users to not watch the video. If the video is going to be mandatory, we recommend unticking this box.


To condense the size of a video, utilize HandBrake or other online tools.

Vimeo Template

Add Vimeo links to this template in order to stream Vimeo directly in your lessons.

Select the share option on Vimeo and copy the video ID to the template. This video must be public to be viewed through EdApp.

This template will be unavailable to use in offline mode


YouTube Template

Add YouTube links to this template in order to stream YouTube directly in lessons.

Go to the YouTube video, look at the browser URL bar, and select the code that you find after "/watch?v=". Copy and paste the code into the template to configure the YouTube video. This video must be public/unlisted to be viewed through EdApp.

This template will be unavailable to use in offline mode


YouTube additional video settings:

  • Start Time: Specify the time in seconds when the video should start playing
  • End Time: Specify the time in seconds when the video should finish playing


How will I know if a Youtube Video is restricted from embedding?

  1. Proceed to this website to check video accessibility 
  2. Copy the Video ID and paste it under Content
  3. Click Update player with selected options 

It will show if the video is restricted, otherwise, it will just show the video working as embedded.