Ohio University

CommonSpot Video Display Options

When inserting a video onto your webpage, there are several methods to use. Below are instructions on how to build a link for standard page display, and how to place a video on a CommonSpot webpage.

 

Building a Link for Standard Page Display
  1. Log into http://www.ohio.edu/media/manage/ with your OHIO ID and password.
  2. Select the video you want, click on the green hand icon second to last in that row.
  3. A dialogue box will pop up with a URL starting with http://www.ohio.edu/media/?videoid=
  4. Copy all of the link text.
  5. Navigate to the page you would like the video the be pasted
    1. Build a link in the content.
    2. Paste the URL copied in the link destination.
  6. This will create a link that takes the viewer to a standard page displaying the video.
    1. If you want to have the video displayed with information, see the next section.
Placing a Video on a CommonSpot Page
  1. Log into http://www.ohio.edu/media/manage/ with your OHIO ID and password.
  2. Click the < > icon button
  3. Copy all of the HTML text in the dialogue box
  4. Navigate to the page you would like the video to be posted, and use one of the two methods to insert the HTML copied:
    1. Using a Formatted Text Block, click the W/H tool icon in the upper-left area of the toolbar.
      1. When in the HTML view in the Rich Text Editor, paste the code that was copied from step 3.
      2. Click on the W/H icon again to return to normal view, click Finish and Submit your changes.
    2. Use an HTML Fragment element
      1. Past the code you copied from step 3.
  5. Both methods can be used to place the video on a page that has other content, including other videos. However, the standard display only shows one video at a time.

You can also use the HTML copied from step 3 to place a video on a page that is not in CommonSpot (i.e. one on the static-page Front Door server).

To adjust some of the presentation options, you can edit the HTML that you copied immediately after you paste it:

  • Edith the width and height of the video
  • Add true or false for autoScale for your video to fit into the flash player
  • Add true or false for audioOnly. If it?s true, only the audio will play.