Echo360 – WYSIWYG

Filed in Announcements by on November 9, 2017

Many of you are familiar with the old processes involved in sharing your videos. I wrote about them here. But things have changed. Now the process for getting your videos into Canvas modules is easier, thanks to the new Echo360 WYSIWYG button.

When you create a new page, you can see the WYSIWYG button. It looks like this.



This new feature enables you to share a video within a content page without going anywhere else to create a public link or grab embed code.

So now, if you want to include video in a content page you’re making, you just click on the WYSIWYG button and from there you can browse through the videos you’ve created on Echo360’s cloud platform. These are all the videos for which you’re considered the “owner”.


Choose one, and decide how you’re going to share it: your choices are embed code or link.


Here’s what your content page looks like with the video embedded at a 640×360 size. The name of this module, as you can see, is Echo360 WSYIWYG. Why is that? Because I always mess up the S and the Y when I’m typing this acronym.


And here’s the content page with the video link. The video is called Sophie Test Video.


There are some finer details which this post doesn’t get into – like a toggle for requiring people to authenticate (type in their user name and credential) and autoplay. You can also set the video to start at a time other than the beginning. You don’t really need the authentication option. Students are already authenticated by the time they get to your course site in Canvas.

I hope this whirlwind tour of the Echo360 WYSIWYG editor was helpful! As always, if you have any questions, please email


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Sophie Jagannathan is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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