Embedding Media in the Resources Tool

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Introduction

Not only does the Resources tool allows you to provide written content to inform participants, but you can also embed video or slideshow content to help train your users on software usage!

What is embedded content?

Embedding media allows users to interact with the media directly within Chronus, like watching a video or clicking through slides inline.

To embed them in a resource within Chronus, videos and slideshows must first be hosted elsewhere on the web. A few tools we like for hosting are slideshare.net, youtube.com, vimeo.com, and wistia.com.

What are resources?

The Resources tool is like a library comprised of individual resources. You can add multiple resources, each containing one or multiple pieces of embedded media, downloadable attachments, or outside links, creating a knowledgebase library.

When creating a resource, you expose it specifically to mentors, mentees, or both. Depending on that visibility setting, your mentors and mentees will see a Resources tab in the main navigation with drop-down menu access to each item. You can preview that experience by working on behalf of a user.

We provide default resources as a starting point, covering common workflows like matching and engagement. You may modify these Resources if you have unique workflows or wish to switch out screenshots.

A good best practice is to limit your list of resources to fewer than 8, to help users easily scan and mentally process the list. If you have more than 7 content items, categorize them and create a shortlist of themed resources. Then bucket multiple items within each resource.

More information on resources can be found in this article.

How do I embed media in a resource?

Here are the steps to embedding media:

 

1. Open the Resources tool by clicking Help Resources, then View All in the sub-menu:

 

2. Open a specific resource in Edit mode. To do this, create a new resource or edit an existing one.

     2a. To create a new resource: Click the Actions button in the upper right corner, then Add new resource

     2b. To edit a resource: Click on the title of a resource to view the full resource, then click the Edit Resource button in the upper right corner

 

3. In a separate browser tab, open the location containing your embed code. Copy the entire embed code.

 

4. Return to your Edit Resource page. Click the Embed Media icon.

 

5. A pop-up will appear; simply paste in the code.

6. Click OK.

You may see an empty iFrame (the container that holds the media you just embedded) in your resource as in the below screenshot. This happens sometimes and means you've successfully embedded content. Once you save and exit edit mode, you will see a preview of the content.

 

At this point, we highly recommend adding some text above or below the iFrame to explain the purpose of the content.

 

7. Click Save in the bottom right corner of the page to commit your changes.

 

Done! This is how users will find the resource:

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