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Video Widget

Description

Video widget allows you to easily embed a Vimeo or YouTube video to a page. Users can play the video directly from the page.

 

Recommended Sizes

Full | Three-quarters | Two-thirds | Half

 

Video Samples

YouTube Video

Vimeo Video

Creating & Editing a Video Widget

Instructions

  1. In order to create a Video Widget, the video must first exist on YouTube or Vimeo.
  2. If you are not logged on, see How to Log On to OU Campus.
  3. Click the Content tab.
  4. Click the New button.
  5. Click theVideo Widget.
    Note: You do not need to be in the widgets folder as all widgets will be created in each department's widgets folder.
  6. Optional: the Heading Text, Heading Size, and URL sections.
    Note:The heading text will appear above the content area of the widget.
  7. Choose the Video Type of YouTube or Vimeo.
  8. Enter the Video ID only.
    Note: The Video ID is typically located at the end of the URL. For YouTube it is the characters after "?v=" and for Vimeo it is after vimeo.com/.
  9. Uncheck the YouTube Title if you do not want the top title bar to appear on the embed video.
  10. Give your widget a filename.
    Note: It is highly recommended to begin the name of the widget with its type followed by the purpose of the widget with hyphens in between. Do not enter a file extension, and make sure to only use lowercase letters, numbers, hyphens and underscores.
  11. Click the Create button.
  12. Publish (see Basic Steps to Publish Content).

Review and Edit:

  • To edit the video widget, check-out the widget and go to the Properties Button.
  • Save and Publish.