Creating links for students to view media


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  1. Log in to your Docuseek2 account. If you see "Welcome ... User" at the top of the screen, you are already logged in.
  2. Click on the My Movies link at the top of the page to see a list of your licensed content.
  3. Locate the title in the list of licensed content, and click on the Link to/Embed button.

Tip: You may also get the Link to/Embed information from the product page, as long as you are logged in and have a license to view the film.

See examples of the Docuseek2 player in different contexts.


Embedding the Docuseek2 player in your course page

Copy the Embed code and add it to your course page. This will cause the player to appear within your course page.

Linking to the Docuseek2 player

Copy the link and add it to your course page. This will cause the Docuseek2 player to appear in a new web page.

Using LTI

If you use a common learning management system (LMS) like Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Jenzabar, or Sakai, then the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) option is another option. LTI provides the most secure method for accessing Docuseek2.


Tip: For an excellent set of tutorials on setting up an LTI resource like Docuseek2 in Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, Desire2Learn and Sakai, see this LTI Tutorials page.



To set up LTI, you need to know three pieces of information:
  1. Your consumer key
  2. Your shared secret
  3. The launch URL (web address) of the Docuseek media.

How do I find my my Consumer key, Shared secret and Launch URL?

The consumer key and secret are common to your account, and are used by your LMS administrator to register an external tool / resource like Docuseek2 for site-wide use. The launch URL is specific to the film being used; or can go to the Docuseek2 home page.

General instructions

First check to see if your LMS administrator has already set up Docuseek as a registered tool. If not, provide the administrator with the base URL (http://docuseek2.com), your institution's consumer key and your institution's shared secret. Once Docuseek has been registered in your LMS, add an activity to your course, and paste the launch URL of the film in the appropriate field.

Tip: Keep your consumer secret and key to yourself. Do not share them or put them in a public place.

You may also be able to set up the resource just for your course. You may need to switch to advanced settings to enter the necessary credentials, including the consumer key and secret and the launch URL.

Integrating Docuseek2 into Canvas: Canvas has provided a number of extensions to the LTI protocol that simplifies using tools like Docuseek2. See for using Docuseek2 with Canvas.

Integrating Docuseek2 into Moodle 2.2.3

Integrating Docuseek2 into Blackboard

Setting up a default LTI tool in Desire2Learn / Brightspace

Creating clips using 3PlayMedia Clipmaker

Note that Docuseek2 provides tools for creating clips. See the Clips page for more information.
Titles with interactive transcripts can now use 3PlayMedia‘s Clipmaker clipping tool to create clips. Select the portion of the transcript corresponding to the clip you want to create, click the scissors icon, and select a way to share the clip. I think the shortened link option is the most useful. Note that clips must still be accessed from within the same institution. So tweeting a link to colleagues might make sense, but the shortened link can be emailed or put into a course management system. See the 3PlayMedia site for more info on the Clipmakertool. Note that this feature is only available for titles with an interactive transcript. Use the Advanced Search option to find titles with interactive transcripts.