How to embed videos from YouTube on your homepage

  1. Navigate to your faculty or staff homepage, (for example then login to OUCampus using the "Last updated" link in the extreme lower left corner of the footer.

    last updated date
  2. Click on the "MultiEdit" button.

    click edit MultiEdit button
  3. NOTE: If you choose a content area which has no content in it presently, you must type something in the content area in order for the video to display.

    Place the cursor where you want the video to be inserted.

    insert cursor where you want video to display.
  4. Click on the "Insert/Edit Embedded Media" button in the tool bar.

    embed media button
  5. When the "Insert/Edit Embedded Media" dialog box appears, choose "Iframe" from the "Type" drop-down menu.

    choose iframe
  6. Click on the "Source" tab.

    choose source
  7. Open a new tab in your browser and go to the YouTube Channel.
  8. Click on the video you want to embed.

    choose video
  9. Follow these steps to get the code:
    1. Click Share
    2. Click Embed
    3. Copy the code

      Click share

      Click embed

      Copy code
  10. Go back to OmniUpdate and select the existing code in the "Source" tab. Paste the code that was copied from YouTube over the existing code.

    select code
  11. The code from the YouTube will now be visible under the source tab. Click the "Insert" button.

    Make sure the URL of the video starts with "https".

    Add ="allowfullscreen" as indicated below.

    Click the "Insert" button.
    Alter YouTube code
  12. Click the "Save" button at the bottom-right of the save
  13. When the page is complete and ready to go live, click either the "Publish" icon in the folder view or the large "publish now" button above the preview pane.

    NOTE: You'll have to click another "Publish" button on the "Publish" box that pops up.

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  14. Use the link that appears at the bottom of the page to open the page in a new tab to check the video and make sure it's working.

    Open in new tab

Last Updated: 4/9/20