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Web Tip: Adding Video to a Program or Department's Homepage

September 12, 2012

If you are a content editor for your department or program, uploading and adding a video is really easy.

  • The video will need to be on YouTube. Contact Institutional Advancement for assistance with uploading it to YouTube.
  • Copy the URL from YouTube (1).
  • Log in to the website, then go to your program or department's homepage. Click the "Edit" tab (2).
  • Scroll down to the label called "Program Video" or "Sidebar Video" (3).
  • Paste the URL that you copied from YouTube.
  • Add a Title
  • Add the Description (a hidden textfield for screen readers and accessibility).
  • Save the page (4).
  • Look on the right side of the page and watch the magic happen. When you click the video, the video will open and play in a popup window (5).

This a very easy, and great way to share promotional or testimonial video with your audience.

Contact Institutional Advancement for additional help and resource.

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