YouTube Videos

Embed YouTube videos--the UBCMS has no native player.  

On this page:

  • Images require Alt text.
  • Keep the default YouTube settings.
  • Let users control animations.
  • Videos must have captions.

> Read more about making this component accessible.

Last reviewed: May 24, 2022


We recommend YouTube as a video hosting platform. YouTube is used widely around the world -- the second most searched site after -- and is reasonably easy to use. In additionn to being free, it provides a good closed captioning service to help satisfy ADA accessibility requirements. The UBCMS Video and Video Galley components allow YouTube videos to be quickly loaded on your pages where they can be played in place by your site visitors.

Copyright Concerns

YouTube aggressively removes videos that do not clearly meet copyright restrictions. Suspect videos may vanish without warning. If you produce YouTube videos, be sure to follow their copyright guidelines. > read more about YouTube copyright

UB Channels

> Consider pulling content from these  major university channels

As an alternative to YouTube, consider UB's Panopto video recording software. > embedding Panopto

Embedding Video in the UBCMS

These components all support YouTube videos.

  • Flex Module
    Bundle a headline, image or video (for narrow columns).
  • Slide Deck: Horizontal
    Corral webpages and present them to visitors as slides that are showcased one at a time, on rotation.
  • Video (YouTube)
    Embed a YouTube video in a custom player.
  • Video Gallery (YouTube)
    Embed a YouTube playlist as a grid of playable videos.

Accessibility Concerns

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