University Marketing and Communications

How to embed video

You may embed videos that are hosted on YouTube using the following steps. 

  1. Copy the URL of the video you wish to embed
    1. Browse to the video on YouTube
    2. Click "Share" below the right-hand corner of the video
    3. In the new window that appears copy the URL that begins with https://youtu.be
  2. Browse to the web page where you wish to embed the video, log in and click the green "Edit" button Edit icon 
  3. Place your cursor where you want the video to appear and click on the Insert/Edit Embedded Media button Embed video button in the toolbar.
  4. In the new window that appears, in the drop down field for the Type, select "Flash."
  5. Paste the video's URL in the "File/URL" field. If the video is from The University of Toledo's official YouTube channel, then at the end of the URL, add ?rel=0 so that when the video ends, the suggested videos are uploads from the UToledo channel.
    Please see below for an example. The entire URL you would enter for the "Fueling Tomorrows" brand launch video, would be https://youtu.be/Xa-J4FhuF0w?rel=0
  6. Click the "Insert" button.
  7. Save your changes by clicking the save button Save button. This will save your edits and close the editor. 
  8. Publish your edited page to make them appear live on the website.

Last Updated: 2/12/20