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How to Add Videos From YouTube

Instructions on how to add videos from YouTube to the portal.

1. From the Add new drop down menu select Video.

Image 1A - Add new Drop Down Menu

2. Enter a Title and Description.

Image 2A-Title and Description

3. Enter the Video ID and select the YouTube button. The Video ID is pulled from the video's URL. To get the video's URL, click the Share button below the video on YouTube and then click Copy to copy the video's URL. Paste the URL into the Video ID field and then delete all text except for the final alpha numeric string (after the last forward slash). See Images 3B and 3C.

Video ID YouTube
Image 3A – Video ID

YouTube Share Button
Image 3B – YouTube Share Button

YouTube Copy Link
Image 3C – YouTube Copy Link

4. Any text added to the Body field will appear below the video. The Image uploader will allow you to add a thumbnail image for display in folders and collections. It is recommend that you upload images with an aspect ratio of 500 pixels wide by 300 pixels high.

Body and Image YouTube
Image 4A – Body and Image

5. Click the Categorization tab to add tags (keywords). Tags are used to help organize content on the site as well as making it more attainable in search engines (SEO optimization). Start typing the tag you wish to add. If the tag is already available it will appear and can be selected by clicking. If the tag is not available click Return (Enter) to add it. Click Save when you have finished.

Categorization and Save YouTube
Image 5A – Categorization and Save