Content on Your Site: Adding Video for Non-BC Users
If you are a BC user, please refer to this documentation.
Adding video to your MediaKron site can complement text and pictures.
If you are not a Boston College user, you can add a video to your MediaKron site by providing a link to a public YouTube url where the video has been uploaded. To learn how to upload a video file to YouTube, please contact MediaKron support at email@example.com.
To find the correct url for the video you would like to include in MediaKron, you must first look it up on YouTube. Navigate to the video (most commonly achieved by searching on YouTube) and then find the Share button directly underneath the video. The shortened link that appears (such as http://youtu.be/abcdefghijk) is the link that must be inserted into MediaKron.
If this does not make sense, or you need more assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To begin adding a video to your MediaKron site, first be sure that you are logged in. Then, on the horizontal bar next to the project title, click on Add Content.
This will bring you to the Content area in MediaKron. To add video to your site, click on Video.
In the editing space that opens, enter the pertinent information about your video file. Please note: any fields with red asterisks are required. Enter the Title of your video content, and select the Topic under which you would like it to be organized. Add any relevant tags in the Tags box, using commas to separate multiple tags. Then select YouTube as the video file type (the only option available to non-BC users) from the Video Type dropdown menu and input the YouTube url. If you would like to add a thumbnail image to your content item, select Choose File. Select an image from your hard drive and then select Open. This file must be less than 10 MB and must be a .png, .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg file.
In the large space provided, write the text for your item. Using the editing toolbar, you can style this text as you wish, such as making the words bold, italic, or underlined. You can also use the copy and paste functions, along with other options, to create this content.
On the top horizontal bar, you will see a number of tabs. In each tab, from left to right, you will be given options to add your video to the timeline and maps on your MediaKron site.
On the Start Date tab, you can place your content item on the MediaKron timeline. If you would like this piece of media to show on the timeline, first check the box next to Enable on timeline. Then enter a year, month, and day (if applicable) for your video. Use a four-digit number for years, and use negative numbers for dates BCE. Use a two-digit number for months, or write the entire name of the month. Use a two-digit number for days.
Please see the Timeline documentation for assistance on how to set up the timeline on your MediaKron site.
Each map associated with your MediaKron site also has its own tab. This function allows you to pin your video to each map, if desired. If you would like this piece of media to show up on the designated map, check the box next to Place this item on the map. Then, click on the place where you would like your video to be pinned, keeping in mind that you can zoom in or out on the map. A red pin should appear, verifying that the video has been added to the map in your desired location. Please note: a content item can be placed on more than one map, if desired.
For instructions on how to create a map in MediaKron, please see the Map documentation.
When you are finished assigning details to your video file, select Save near the top and to the right of the Title box. This will publish your media item on the site.
A confirmation message like the one below will verify that your file has been created and added to your MediaKron site.
You can now view the video on your MediaKron site under the topic to which it was assigned. If you have pinned your video to the timeline, to one or more maps, or added tags to it, you can also view your content from those locations. In this example, the test item was added to the Friends topic, tagged as 60s, added to one of the maps, and tagged as the year 1968.