Adding a Video Course Thumbnail

June 29th, 2016
SVA Continuing Education courses can now feature videos on their details pages. Instructions on attaching a Youtube or Vimeo video to courses follow.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1.

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To navigate to the course thumbnail form, sign into the CMS. Then, still signed in, find a course on the ‘front end’ of sva.edu. Click ‘Edit Content,’ in the admin menu at the top of the page.

2.

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Once on the course’s ‘Basics’ menu tab, click the ‘Thumbnail’ button. Alternately, you could find the course you’d like to attach a video to via the course search forms and then navigate to the course’s ‘Thumbnail’ tab.

3.

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Once on the course’s ‘Thumbnail’ menu, add a video by inputting a valid Vimeo or Youtube link under ‘Valid Vimeo/Youtube URL.’

Courses with attached videos will still require a thumbnail. That’s because on course results list pages, courses with attached videos will still display a static image.

Once you’ve added a video url and a thumbnail image (if the course didn’t already have one), hit ‘Save Thumbnail.’

Please also keep in mind that attaching a video to a course means future semesters offering the same course will continue to display the same video, unless a user edits or deletes the attached video.