Canvas - Known Issue - No Results from YouTube Search in Canvas [UW-Madison]

If an instructor tries to search for a YouTube video in Canvas via the Canvas search tool, the search will return 0 results.
Users have reported that the built-in YouTube search feature in Canvas was returning no results.


This issue affects any instructor who is trying to embed a YouTube video into Canvas via the built-in Canvas search tool.


Instead of using the built-in YouTube search in Canvas, search for a video directly on YouTube. Then, directly embed the video by clicking Share, copying the embed code from YouTube, and pasting it into the HTML editor in Canvas. Youtube videos can also be added via Kaltura MediaSpace as outlined in this document from Kaltura Knowledge Center.

KeywordsCanvas, Kaltura, youtube, issue, problem, glitch, error, known, issues, media   Doc ID99021
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Created2020-03-17 15:46 CDTUpdated2023-03-07 12:21 CDT
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