- Author: Alex Zangeneh-Azam
An effective and easy means of adding a playable video clip to you site is by embedding a code provided by You Tube found on the page displaying the clip.
To Begin: Upload your video to YouTube
You will need an account for YouTube. Recently there have been shared accounts created specifically for County groups, organizations such as 4-H, and other such groups - so check with your department to see if one exists. It is highly recommended that most departments/programs should establish a YouTube Channel and provide their users a Playlist. Instructions on how to create a You Tube Channel can be found her.
Instructions on how to create a You Tube playlist can be found here.
Once you've logged in to You Tube, you will need to upload your video. YouTube has a great Help section on frequently asked questions, and how to upload a video is one of their top questions. Here is a video on how to upload. If you'd like a more concise description of uploading videos to YouTube, have a look at this informative page.
Keep your video page open.
Next: Access your site through Site Builder
Open a new browser window and navigate to the page you'd like to add your video to. Once you've located it, choose to edit the content of your page, and add a text asset. Keep this page open, and visit your YouTube page once more. We will be getting the "embed" code of the video.
Almost done: Grab the code from YouTube.
You will see a "share" button appear below your video. Click on it:
You will then see an "embed" code. Click on that, and copy the code that appears:
Don't forget to copy the code!
Final step: Back to Site Builder to Paste in the video code
Back in your sitebuilder text asset, locate and click the "html" link in the asset toolbar:
A new window will appear. Paste your code here:
Once you click "update", you will see the positioning of your video:
After you update your asset, click the "view current site" button, and voila, your video is up and running!