Embed a YouTube Video or BC Gov Video

  1. Place the cursor in the Rich Text Field (WYSIWYG) where the video is to be inserted
  2. Click the Embed YouTube or BC Gov Video Embed YouTube or BC Gov Video icon on the toolbar
    The Media Embed dialogue box will be displayed
     Embed Media properties box
  3. In the URL: field, enter a secure (https) YouTube video URL in one of three following formats defined in the instructions tab, or the BC Gov Webcast video link that has been provided by COS.  Example format:  https://video.web.gov.bc.ca/xxx
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID
    • https://youtu.be/VIDEO_ID
    • https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID

Instructions tab for embedding media links

  1. Enter an applicable title in the Title: field that will be displayed above the video frame. This field is mandatory
  2. If desired, complete the Description: field, which will be displayed below the video frame
  3. The video frame Size defaults to 640px  x 360px (pixels).  Use the drop-down box to choose an alternate frame size:
    • 1120px x 630px
    • 560px x 315px
    • 400px x 225px
    • 252px x 189px
  4. Click the [OK] button 
    The dialogue box will be closed and a place-holder image will be inserted at the cursor location.
  5. Click [View QA] to see the video displayed in a browser window