Insert a Video

There are a variety ways to provide your viewers access to a video you would like them to see.  Check out the options below, with videos on the right.

Insert a YouTube Video

This method allows you to "display" to a video that already exists on YouTube.    Process:  Go to the Insert menu > select Video > then select YouTube.  You will then be provided with a space to "paste" in the URL provided at the actual location of the video. When done, simply click Save.  See video on the right.

Insert a Video from your Google Drive

Yes, it is possible to upload videos directly to your Google Drive and share these videos as you would any Doc, Spreadsheet, or Presentation.  
To begin, Go to your Google Drive and upload a video (see the upload icon next to the Create button).  Don't panic if you're not able to view right away, it take a little while for Google to process the video.
To insert in a Google site first make sure that you have set the visibility of your video to either Public on the Web or Anyone With The Link.  Now, go to the page on your site you wish to insert the video. Click Edit page > go to the Insert menu > select Drive > then select Video.  Select the video you wish to insert.  That's it!  Very slick.  Most video formats are accepted.  Click HERE to review Google's Specs.

Link to a Video

This method allows you to "point" to a video on another website.  You could simply copy and paste the URL on the page you are designing, or type in a description or key works and use the Link button above and paste in the URL to the site of interest.  See the "Adding Links" page for a video instruction.


Using "Embed" gadget


You can also insert videos that have an "embedding" code by using a gadget called Embed Gadget.  Go to the Insert menu > go all the way to the bottom and select More Gadgets > selected Featured > then search for Embed Gadget.  This gadget will give you the opportunity to insert an embed code and adjust the size of the video frame. See video on the right.


Insert an entire web page (iFrame)


Ok, you found a video, but it's not on YouTube nor does it have an embedding code.  And, you would prefer not to simply "link" to the video.  Well, there is another neat gadget that will allow you to insert anything that has a URL.  That means you can insert the actual web page into one of your web pages.  This can be done using a gadget called Include Gadget (iFrame).  Go to the Insert menu > go all the way to the bottom and select More Gadgets > selected Featured > then search for iFrame.  This gadget will give you the opportunity to insert any URL and adjust the size of the viewing frame. See video on the right.









Insert a YouTube Video


Insert a Video From Your Google Drive (Docs)


Use Embed Gadget to Insert a Video


Insert an Entire Webpage Using iFrame



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