Adding a video to your website

With video cameras starting at £150 and mobile phones and tablet devices able to record video, it is now much easier to record your school communications, events and presentations and make it easier to communicate with your children, parents/guardians and local community. 

Video can be used for a wide range of uses and below is just a small list of suggestions:
 

  • School/Academy Promotional Video
  • Video testimonials from children or Parents/Guardians
  • Personal Message Broadcasts


Video can add an extra dimension to your website and with sites such as YouTube or Vimeo, it is relatively easy to add video.

With both Vimeo and YouTube, a bit of HTML code is given everytime a video is uploaded which then allows the video to be embedded within your website.  By embedding the video in your web page, the video will appear on your site whilst still retaining the useful tools of YouTube/Vimeo such as fast-forward and full screen.

When recording video, the file size tends to be very large but YouTube and Vimeo overcome this by compressing the files to make them much smaller and so quicker to download and watch.

Click below for tutorials and examples of both Vimeo and YouTube.

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