Video Block

Editors can embed videos using YouTube or Kaltura. Video blocks can be placed directly into the content area, or within a layout block, such as a column block, in order to control placement.

System ref: Youtube, KaltuRA


Video Block Samples

YouTube

Kaltura

YouTube block settings


To embed a YouTube video to your page, you must first upload the video to YouTube. If you don’t want your video to appear in YouTube public searches, set the privacy settings for the video to Unlisted. To do this:

  1. Sign in to your YouTube Studio account.
  2. Navigate to your list of uploaded videos.
  3. Click into the video you want to edit.
  4. On the right-hand side of your video detail page, click on the dropdown for your video’s Visibility setting. Choose Unlisted.
  5. Save your updates.

When you add the YouTube block to your page, you will be prompted to add the YouTube URL of the video you want to embed.

Screenshot of the YouTube block editor and the Block Settings tab.
The YouTube block allows you to embed a video anywhere on the page.

Setting Options:

  • YouTube URL: To embed your video, enter its YouTube URL into this field.
  • Video Size: Using the block toolbar, you can adjust the video to wide width or full width. A full width video will span the width of the browser window.

Kaltura block settings


When you add the Kaltura block to your page, you will be prompted to provide the Kaltura ID number for the video you want to embed on the page.

The GSD does not provide users with access to its Kaltura platform. If your video is not already on Kaltura, and you believe it should be, please reach out to [email protected] to request the video be uploaded to Kaltura. A decision will then be made as to whether your video can be added to our Kaltura account. Alternatively, for total control and access to your video, consider using YouTube to embed your videos.

Screenshot of the Kaltura block editor and the Block Settings tab.
The Kaltura block allows you to embed a video anywhere on the page.

Setting Options:

  • Kaltura Video ID: To embed your video, enter its Kaltura ID number into this field, located in the Block Settings on the right-hand side.
  • Video Size: Using the block toolbar, you can adjust the video to wide width or full width. A full width video will span the width of the browser window.