So how do you add a video? This question comes up a lot in Support and during our Success Clinic’s, so with this in mind we thought we’d do this weeks Tip on exactly that!
Believe us when we say it really isn’t as hard as you think. OK the word ‘HTML’ pops up occasionally and ‘uploading’, ‘downloading’ and a few other technical words but once you read the rest of this blog I guarantee you will be thinking ‘why did I worry about doing that?’
So here’s how to add your video’s to JigsawBox:
Unfortunately, you can’t upload your video’s directly onto JigsawBox, they must first be uploaded (see there’s that word) to a host storage site like Screencast, You Tube or Amazon S3. It really is up to you which one you use but remember it must provide you with an embed code.
Once you have access to your embed code from your video, you simply have to click the HTML button whilst in edit mode in your module and then paste it all in there. However, you WON’T see your video until you have saved it. To then view it go back into edit mode on that same module and press PREVIEW (next to the save button at the bottom). You should then see your video and how it will look to your clients so they can view it there without having to go to another page or website. Good stuff yeah?!
An extra Tip for you: If you decide you want to give your client’s the option to download the video you can also provide them with a link to it too, this will be via your host site. It would also be advisable to let them know that you have done this and that they can download if they so wish however they will need to press right-click the link and select Save Target As or Save Link As if using a PC. MAC users just need to press the Control Key and then select Save As or Save Link As.
We’d suggest trying this for yourself first as a test to make sure it works!
You can upload other things too for example:
- A Recorded Webinar
- A Tour of Your Package
Another great tip: If you want to you can create a short video showing items on your screen, such as a tour of your package and you can do this by setting up a free account with Jing.com. This is brilliant if you want to create a 5 minute video of your screen and it’s all for FREE! You can then upload these to your storage site (Screencast, Amazon S3) and then add them to your module!
With this unique ability to add video there is no reason why you aren’t using it as another way of getting your message across, you could even use video instead of written content it is entirely up to you!
We use video all the time and we think you should too. Remember if you have any difficulties do let our Support Team know they always love to help you, just give them as much information as you can.
Good luck and always remember to enjoy creating your JigsawBox because if you enjoy it so will your clients!