|With OmniUpdate we are enabling the embedding of streaming video into web
pages that are managed with OmniUpdate. Embedding is enabled on request
Intellectual Property, Fair Use & Copyright Law
"Publishing copyrighted material without the consent of the owner on
District Web sites in violation of copyright laws." - FHDA Educational Technology
Advisory Committee (ETAC) Procedures
Regarding Misuse of Computer Information AP 3250.
Fair Use is not a law. It is a set of guidelines intended to help
protect you from lawsuits in case a legal issue arises; you may be held personally
liable by the copyright owner.
More details on your responsibilities and liabilities concerning intellectual property,
Fair Use and copyright law can be found at De Anza's Distance Learning.
Section 508 - Accessibility
Faculty and staff must support the College District's compliance with Section
508, which is part of the federal law known as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The primary impact on video content is the requirement for captioning. More details
can be found at the ETS District web site:
Hosting Limitations and Options
MTSAC's main web servers are not capable of serving sustained and
simultaneous video streams, so hosting of video files on the web server
is not encouraged. There are three alternative video hosting options:
- MTSAC has a dedicated video streaming server. Faculty and staff
can arrange with the Web Team to have video files hosted on the server.
Here's an example of a hosted Quicktime file.
- De Anza has an Apple iTunes U
store that presently hosts content for a number of courses from
Biology, Heath & Environmental Studies, Language Arts,
Intercultural/International Studies,and other departments. The course
content is visible only after a login and is hidden from public view.
- Faculty may host video content with companies like YouTube and Vimeo.
Example - Embedding a YouTube Video
The following how-to demonstrates the embedding of this YouTube video:
This procedure should also work for many other hosting sites, such as
Video file formats supported by OmniUpdate for embedding are Flash,
Quicktime, Windows Media and Real Media. Another proprietary format
named Transcode-It is also allowed, but is only available for OmniUpdate
Two pieces of information are needed to embed a YouTube video into an OmniIUpdate
You will be shown how to obtain this information in the following steps.
- The embed URL of the video - this is not the same as the URL shown above.
- The dimensions of the video - width and height.
Preparation: A web page to hold the embedded video should already be open in OmniUpdate in the
If you have been approved to embed video, the "Insert / edit embedded
media" tool icon should appear in your toolbar. It looks like a vertical
strip of rectangular film frames. If you do not see this embed video
tool icon in the editor, contact the Web Team to have the embed tool
enabled. You will be asked for the pages or directories to set up with
permission to embed video. Do not bother to proceed with the rest of the
how-to until the embed video tool is enabled.
In another browser window, navigate to the YouTube video to be embedded.
Obtaining the Embed Code: Locate the Embed option button - on YouTube, this is located below the lower right
corner of the video display.
The Vimeo embed icon appears at the right side of the video display
when the page is loaded, and afterwards when the cursor is moved over
the display area.
Clicking on the embed icon opens the embed dialog.
For YouTube (with Privacy Mode enabled):
For Vimeo (partial view):
In the pictures above, the "embed code" is the line of HTML code that
begins with "<object width= ...' . You will need to copy & paste
the embed code into a text editor or other handy temporary location.
Since you already have the destination web page open in OmniUpdate, you
could paste it into the main area of the page - you'll be deleting it
Before you copy the embed code, set any options that will improve the
experience for visitors to your web page. I've chosen "Enable
privacy-enhanced mode" so that YouTube does not set tracking cookies on
the visitor's browser. The width is chosen to be less that the 600 pixel
width of the main content area of a MTSAC web page.
Here's the pasted total embed code from the YouTube video, with the information you
<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/sSWKYOvy4QI&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param
name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/sSWKYOvy4QI&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"
The repetition of the information comes from the need of the embed code to work in
Key Embedding Information: For this video, the key information is:
Embed URL: http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/sSWKYOvy4QI
Width: 480 (pixels)
Height: 385 (pixels)
Please note that the entire URL from the embed code is not used, only the portion
starting with http:// to the first & (ampersand) symbol.
The "Insert / edit embedded media" Tool:
The "Insert / edit embedded media" tool icon looks like a vertical
strip of rectangular film frames. Selecting the embed tool will bring up
the embed media dialog window.
For YouTube and Vimeo, the Type is Flash.For the Dimensions, the box for the width value is on the left and the right-hand box is for height. Enter the values as they are defined in the embed text you obtained earlier. Be
sure to check the Contrain proportions checkbox - that will allow you to change the size of the embedded video without distorting
For File/URL, enter the Embed URL you obtained earlier.
Choose Insert to complete the embedding of the video.
When you are finished, you will have an embedded video that you can test in the Preview
mode before publishing.
Cleanup: Don't forget to clean up any embed code you may have pasted into the page - this
should be very obvious and hard to miss!