University Marketing and Communications

Using video on a web page

Videos can be added to University webpages. If the video is marketing a department, faculty or program it needs to adhere to University brand standards. Videos that are classroom related should not be placed on 

To add a video to a web page, the video must be uploaded to YouTube and have accurate closed captions for ADA compliance. 


YouTube uses speech recognition technology to automatically create captions. However, you must review automatic captions and edit any parts that haven't been properly transcribed.

Here's how you can review automatic captions and make changes, if needed:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Subtitles.
  3. Click the video you want to add captions or subtitles to.
  4. Under “Subtitles”, click More next to the subtitles you want to edit.
  5. Review automatic captions and edit or remove any parts that haven't been properly transcribed.

Once your video is closed captioned and hosted on YouTube, submit a web request including a link to the youtube video and webpage the video should be placed on. 

Last Updated: 3/13/24