How to Embed Youtube Videos or Playlists or Vimeo Videos

To embed a Youtube or Vimeo video or Youtube playlist:

  1. Find a video from Youtube or Vimeo or a playlist from Youtube that you want to embed.
  2. Copy it's url or website address.
  3. On the Amherst website, go to the webpage on which you want to embed the video.
  4. Make sure you are logged into the website.
  5. Click the yellow Edit button for the piece of content where you want to embed the video.
  6. In the edit content menu, click the embed media icon (see picture below as an example).
    embed media button location in edit content menu
  7. Use the video filter dashboard to set your preferred video settings (see picture below as an example):
    video filter dashboard

    - For Video URL: paste in the url for the video that you copied from Youtube or Vimeo.
    - Select Height and Width Preset values or manually enter a desired Width: and Height:.
    - Select how to Align the video - right, left or center.
    - Check to allow Autoplay of the video if desired.
    - Last click Insert to place the video on the page.