Embedded Videos

Videos can be utilized on your pages to highlight special content or events, and further engage your audience. To use a video on a page, you must first upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo. Be sure to add closed captioning, as captioning or transcripts should be available for all videos. Using the  Embedded Videos macro, you can then embed the video directly into the page. Do not upload Video files directly into a page or into your  Media Library. 

For video production support and coordination, please contact Tyler Mertins.

Adding a Video in the Editor #

  1. Place the cursor on a new line in the editor.
  2. Click the  Insert Macro button.
  3. This will present a box to the right with a grid style macro listing. Choose  Embedded Video.
  4. Paste the URL of the video you wish to add to the page into the “Video URL” box. Note:The video must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo. (Examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW2e_1Wnyj4 or https://vimeo.com/145561264).
  5. (Optional) Click the toggle control under “Show Video Description?” box to have the description from the YouTube/Vimeo page appear beneath the embedded video. If set to the "on" position, the toggle control will turn green .
  6. Click Submit.

Accessibility #

Closed captioning or transcripts should be available for all videos. This is useful in that it provides much of the same information conveyed in the video to those who may have difficulty hearing, or may be in a situation where relying on audible content isn’t possible (e.g., a noisy location or a place where having audio play from a device is inappropriate). Additionally, captions and transcripts—as well as providing the information presented in the videos in other formats—helps with search engine optimization (SEO); that is, the content in the video can be discoverable to search engines.