Open edX® Tutorial: How to add a video to the course marketing page.

When you have created a new course in Studio, one of the first things you want to do is to edit the course schedule and course details, this includes the possibility to add an Course Introduction Video for the course so learners can learn more before enrolling. This is done on the Schedule & Details page of the course in Studio.

Note: If you already know how to navigate to the Schedule & Details page of the course, you can go directly to Step 4 below. 

Step 1: Navigate to the course Outline from inside Studio.

In order to access the Schedule & Details page, you first need to sign into Studio. From the Studio Home where all your courses are listed, click the course name of the course you want to enter. In the below image the course name is indicated as “Demonstration Course”, just click that to go inside the course to the course Outline.

Image: A screenshot of the Open edX Studio Home page.

Open edX Studio Home


When you click the course name, you will immediately be taken to the course Outline, as shown in the below image.


Image: A screenshot of the course Outline in Studio. 

Image of Open edX course outline


Step 2: From the course Outline, open the Settings dropdown menu.

In order to access the Schedule & Details page from the course Outline, first click Settings to display the settings menu, as shown in the below image.

Image: A screenshot of the Settings menu in Studio, with the Schedule & Details page link highlighted in blue.

Open edX Settings Menu



Step 3: Navigate to the Schedule & Details page from the Settings menu.

Click the first menu option under Settings as per the above image. You will be taken to the Schedule & Details page as depicted in the below image.

Open edX Studio Tutorial Schedule and Details page


Step 4: Scroll down to the section named Course Introduction Video.

On the Schedule & Details page, scroll down the page all the way to nearby the bottom of the page, until you reach the area named Course Introduction Video, as shown in the below image.

Image: A screenshot of the Course Introduction Video area on the Schedule & Details page in Studio.

Open edX Add Video to Marketing Page


Step 5: Copy and paste a YouTube video ID into the input field.

When you are ready to upload your course introduction video, you need to copy the YouTube video ID and paste it into the input field provided, as shown in the below image. You can find a YouTube video ID by looking at the video’s URL, and copying everything after the “=” sign and before the “&” symbol if there is one. As an example, if we look at the following YouTube video IDs of some videos we have previously filmed at the Open edX Conference 2016 and 2018, respectively. The video IDs inside of the URLs have been highlighted in the colour blue:

As can be seen in the below image, the YouTube video ID has been copied and pasted into the correct input field.

Image: A screenshot of where to add the YouTube video ID.

Open edX add YouTube video ID

When you have inserted a YouTube video ID correctly, an orange coloured Save Changes button will pop up on the screen asking you if you would like to save the progress, as shown in the above image image. Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button to save the changes. 

When you click Save Changes, the page will automatically scroll up to the top of the page and displays a green check mark next to the message Your Changes Have Been Saved, as per the below image. 

Image: A screenshot of the green tick and the message Your Changes Have Been Saved. 

Open edX Studio Changes Saved

If you see the message Your Changes Have Been Saved, you are done adding the Course Introduction Video. You can check what your Course Introduction Video looks like by navigating to the course marketing page of that course.

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