Using the Brightspace by Desire2Learn Plugin


The Ensemble Video Chooser makes uploading, recording, and adding video to Brightspace by D2L easy for educators who want to use video as part of their course. The Ensemble Video Chooser simplifies life for everyone on campus because all the media is stored and streamed from Ensemble Video, so file size restrictions and encoding issues are no longer an issue.

Login to your Brightspace by D2L course and go to the area where you would like to add the Ensemble Video content. Note: There are two ways to add Ensemble Video content.

Launch Ensemble Video Chooser

Option 1: Add Existing Activity (less steps and faster)

Click on Add Existing Activities button and then click on Ensemble Video. Now you are ready to  Choose your Quiz. You can skip to the next step by clicking here.

Add Existing Activity

Option 2: Insert Stuff (more steps, but you can add more content in the text editor)

Click on New button and then click on Create a File.

Click on New Button and Insert Stuff

To add a video file, click on the Add Stuff button - it looks like a play button.


Scroll down and find Ensemble Video in the list and click it to continue.


Here, you can choose between Media, Playlist, Dropbox, and Quiz. Select which item you would like to insert, then which content you would like to embed into the course and press the green plus button.

Choose Media

Find the video you would like to use, and press the green plus button under the thumbnail.

If you want to add a new video click Upload or, if you have a license for Ensemble Anthem webcam+screen recording software, you can click on the Record button. Once the new video is added, press the green plus button under the thumbnail.


In the next window, hit Save.


Press Insert, then you will then see how any viewers will see the video in the course.


Hit Update to make the change go live.



Choose Playlist

Find the playlist you would like to use, and press the green plus Choose button.


Choose Playlist Embed Options (Optional) to modify the layout of the playlist. 


Select the preferred Layout and click Save.  


Click Save to finalize your selection. 


You Playlist is now embedded. 


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