University Marketing and Communications

Using video on a web page

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

If your college, department or office does not have a YouTube channel, then please submit a request for support. The Office of Marketing and Communications may upload the video to the University's account.


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.

How to embed video

Once the video is uploaded to YouTube with accurate closed captions, use the following steps to embed it onto a web page. 

  1. Copy the URL of the video you wish to embed
    1. Browse to the video on YouTube
    2. Click "Share" below the video.
    3. In the new window that appears copy the URL.
  2. Browse to the web page where you wish to embed the video, log in and click the green editable region button next to the section you want to edit. The page must be checked out to you for the editable region buttons to appear.
  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, paste the YouTube video's URL into the "Source" field.
  5. If the video is from The University of Toledo's official YouTube channel, then add ?rel=0 at the end of the URL.
    This extra piece of code makes it so that when the video ends, the suggested videos that appear are uploads from UToledo's YouTube channel. Please see below for an example. The entire URL you would enter for the "Fueling Tomorrows" brand launch video, would be
  6. Click the "Save" 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 the video appear live on the web page.

Last Updated: 6/27/22