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Schools video component

Use this guide to add and edit the Schools video component.


The Schools video component will display the videos your school has inside the Brightcove platform.

The component:

Video guidelines

  • It is important that all videos have closed captions, a text component to introduce the video with the title of the video and its duration, and a text component with the transcript linked under it.
  • See how to add a Rich text editor component.
  • Some videos will require an audio description. 

Before you start

Step 1: Add the Schools video component

  • Select Drag components here.
  • Select the plus icon.

  • Select Schools video from the Insert New Component list.

Step 2: Edit the Schools video component

  • Select the Schools video component.
  • Select the spanner icon to add your video to the page. This is the Configure button. 

Step 3: Select the account

  • Select your school from the Account drop-down.

Step 4: Choose your video

  • The Schools video component will display all of the videos linked to your school's Brightcove account in the Video drop-down.
  • Select the video you wish to display from the Video drop-down.

Step 5: Choose the Player type

  • Schools have the ability to customise the way their video player looks.
  • Select the Player drop-down.
  • Choose your player.

  • Select the tick when you are ready to save your Schools video component.

Brightcove videos - optional

  • Select the icon to the left of Home. The tick will appear and your selection will turn blue.
  • Select Properties in the menu bar that appears across the top of the screen. 
  • Select Social Links tab to update social media platforms your school uses.
  • Select tick in the box 'Do not display Schools Video (Brightcove) videos in the Social Media component'. This will hide Brightcove videos from social media component.
  • Select Save & Close.

Removing old videos from Brightcove - optional

  • To remove old videos from Brightcove which are showing up on your school website select the video and select Quick Edit.
  • A new tab will open on the right of the screen. In Tags To Add column write not-sws and select the blue Save button on the bottom of the tab.
  • Select Quick View to view the tag you recently created under Tags heading.
  • Please note: Your video will stop displaying on the school website after about an hour.

Video tips and recommendations

Publish your changes

  • For changes to be updated on your live school website you will need to publish the page

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