YouTube Videos

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

On this page:

Accessibility
  • 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

Overview

We recommend YouTube as a video hosting platform. YouTube is used widely around the world -- the second most searched site after Google.com -- 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.

Accessibility Concerns

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