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Michigan State University

Stable Links for Electronic Resources

This is a how-to guide for creating permanent, stable links to MSU-owned full-text articles from online journals, e-books, and streaming video or other media.

Create Stable Links for Swank Digital Campus

To comply with copyright and meet licensing agreements, you must use a stable link to share streaming media. Do not embed a video directly into D2L or a course-related website. 

  1. If you are prompted to select your school, search for and choose Michigan State University.
  2. Within your video, go to Share > Copy Direct Link (see image below). 
  3. Since this URL includes, this is your stable link.
  4. See Stable Links Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting suggestions if your stable link does not work as expected.