Videos

Videos within the CMS are hosted on either YouTube or MediaHub and displayed on your pages using the video's embed code.

Embedding videos is a two step process.

  1. The first step is to locate and copy the embed code from either YouTube or MediaHub
  2. Then you add the embed code to your page

You can display a video in a variety of places within the CMS. You can place your video on a general content page, the home page, on a Faculty page, in the Unit/Dept sidebar etc.

To find the embed code on YouTube:

  1. Locate the video you wish to share
  2. Click Embed, then click the Show More button
  3. Select a size or enter a custom size in the Video Size popup menu
  4. Copy the iFrame code

YouTube

YouTube

 

To find the embed code on MediaHub

  1. Go to MediaHub and login
  2. Locate the video you wish to share
  3. Select the size, and a video skin
  4. Copy the embed code

Media Hub

 

To add a video to a page:

  1. Within any field the uses the Conent Editor. Click the Embed Media button
  2. After clicking the icon the Embed Media Dialog box will popup. Paste the code you copied from YouTube or MediaHub into the box
  3. Click OK
  4. Publish or save the page.

Insert Video

Embed dialog box

 

About MediaHub

KU's MediaHub helps faculty, staff and departments manage and share videos that are not in Blackboard―especially for those who want to have group ownership of online video files. Described as a YouTube for campuses, this service uses a Web-based interface to post, manage and publish videos that can be shared with others internal and external to the University.

To Upload Videos:

  1. Go to MediaHub
  2. Log in with your KU Online ID
  3. Click on Media Upload at the left side of screen
  4. Click on the + Choose a file to upload button
  5. Select your video and click Open
  6. Give your video a Name, and (optionally) add a Description and Tags
  7. Click Save or add another file by clicking + Choose another file
  8. After progress bar completes your upload, click the green Go to media page link

Your video will begin transcoding. Depending on the length/size of your video, this could take anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes. You may need to refresh the page (or click on My Media link) to see if your video is finished.


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