Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding YouTube videos, part of Captivate 8 Essential Training.
Another great way to add video to your Captivate 8 projects is to embed a YouTube video on a slide. Adding a YouTube video acts exactly like adding an event video. The videos going to be only on one slide and it's going to have it's own set of controls that are associated with the video. To get started, we're not going to go to the media section, instead, we're going to add the YouTube video as an interaction. Under the interactions dropdown, let's choose learning interactions. At the very bottom of the learning interactions list, we'll find YouTube. Let's select it and click Insert.
The learning interaction will control a lot of the playback options such as whether or not it should auto play, whether or not we want it to loop, to show the related videos with it, and even some formatting. I'm going to leave all of these unchecked for this particular example, but down under theme, I'm going to choose to use the light theme with white color. Now, when it comes to adding the video URL, we want to make sure it's the full URL and not the sharing URL. Let me go ahead and show you what I mean. Here in my web browser, I have a video for the Roux Academy loaded up inside of YouTube. At the very top of the screen, I have a URL that's youtube.com/watch and then this video identifier.
If I scroll down the page, however, I can come to the share section and the share section has a shortened URL, where it's youtu.be and then the video identifier. I highly recommend that you do not use this link but use the full link at the top. The sharing link may cause some problems inside of Captivate 8. As we head back here to Captivate 8, I'm going to go ahead and paste in the full video URL and then click the test button just to make sure it's opening up properly. And yep, it looks good. With everything working, let's go and click OK.
So this point, we can simply position this widget, which is what the YouTube video is embedded inside of, into position in our page. But before we preview this page, make sure everything's working. We need to take care of one other issue, and that's has to do with the timeline. Now if you remember, we chose to increase the length of the slide to match the length of this video here. Everything that was a part of the master slide template, such as these titles, have also been increased to match that new video slide length. We just added a widget, however, and if you take a look at the timeline, that widget was only added for three seconds.
So for example, if I just played the slide in its current state and I let the left-hand video run, after three seconds, my YouTube widget would disappear. I wouldn't be able to play that video. So instead, what we need to do is select the YouTube video widget in the timeline, right-click, and we're going to select Show for the rest of the slide. You can also use the keyboard shortcut here of Cmd+E. So now that we know our YouTube video is going to be there the entire length of the slide, let's go ahead and preview this by selecting Preview and then From this Slide. It's happening all over the world.
Every day people are harnessing the power of the Sun and it's literally- >> So, I'm going to go ahead and pause the first video, and let's play our YouTube video. Now one thing to keep in mind, as the YouTube video is playing, the slide itself is paused. So even though this YouTube video is two minute and 22 seconds long, the slide itself is not continuing as we're playing the YouTube video. So at this point we've walked through how to embed a YouTube video, how to embed a video over multiple slides, as well as, how to embed a video with its own controls inside of Captivate 8.
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project