Use a Video in your Portfolio

There are a few options you can take advantage of when using videos in your portfolio:

  1. Direct Upload: You may directly upload videos to Foliotek. However, Foliotek has a 500 MB total limit for your media files, and it is hard to predict how much video time can fit in that space. If you need to use a lot of videos, you may have to use third party software to compress them to a smaller size.
  2. Kaltura: You may use Kaltura to store your videos, and embed them into your portfolio. The advantage of this is that you do not have a total size limit, and each video can be up to 2 GB in size. You just have to copy the embed code into your portfolio.
  3. Youtube (or any other content creation site): If you already have an account on Youtube or another content creation site, it may be easier for you to upload videos to this account and embed them into your portfolio.


Direct Upload

  1. Log into Foliotek and open your Portfolio.
    Foliotek Edit Portfolio
  2. At the top toolbar click Gizmos.
    Foliotek Portfolio - Gizmos
  3. Click Video.
    Foliotek Gizmos - Video
  4. Scroll down to your page and click inside the green rectangle where you’d like to embed your video.
    Foliotek Add Gizmo
  5. A pop-up window will appear. If you need to upload the video, click Upload and select the video from your computer.
    Foliotek Video - Upload
  6. When the video is done uploading, click the thumbnail to select the video.
    Foliotek Sample Video
  7. You can resize the video and apply a number of other options in the Video Controls toolbar.
    Foliotek Video Embed Options
  8. If you are satisfied with the addition, click the Save button at the top-right (or Publish Changes if you want the changes to become published immediately).
    Foliotek Save Page
  9. Make sure you are satisfied with the changes by previewing the page: Click Preview at the top-left and clicking either “Draft” or “Shared,” depending on if your changes were Saved or Published.
    Foliotek Preview Page


Kaltura

To embed a Kaltura video in your portfolio, you must first have a video on Kaltura to use. See the following for more information:

Once you have a video on Kaltura, get the embed code from the video in Kaltura and then insert it into your portfolio.

  1. Log into Blackboard.
  2. Click My Media.
    Bb My Media
  3. Click the video you want to use.
    Kaltura Sample Video
  4. Underneath the video preview, click Share.
    MS - Share
  5. Click the embed code (it should automatically select the whole thing) and copy it with Ctrl+C on PC or Cmd+C on Mac.
    Kaltura Sample Embed CodeNote: You may also want to paste the code (Ctrl+V on PC or Cmd+V on Mac) into Notepad(PC) or TextEdit(Mac) so you don’t have to repeat this step if you lose the code.
  6. Log into Foliotek and open your Portfolio.
    Foliotek Edit Portfolio
  7. At the top toolbar click Gizmos.
    Foliotek Portfolio - Gizmos
  8. Click Embed.
    Foliotek Gizmos - Embed
  9. Scroll down to your page and click inside the green rectangle where you’d like to embed your video.
    Foliotek Add Gizmo
  10. A new text box will appear. Paste the embed code from earlier into the box by clicking in it and pressing Ctrl+V on PC or Cmd+V on Mac.
    Foliotek Embed
  11. Click the Checkmark button at the bottom.
    Foliotek - Checkmark Button Circle
  12. If you are satisfied with the addition, click the Save button at the top-right (or Publish Changes if you want the changes to become published immediately).
    Foliotek Save Page
  13. Make sure you are satisfied with the changes by previewing the page: Click Preview at the top-left and clicking either “Draft” or “Shared,” depending on if your changes were Saved or Published.
    Foliotek Preview Page


Youtube

 

  1. Copy the URL of the Youtube video (or other webvideo) by either:
    1. Selecting the URL in your browser’s navigation bar and copying it (Ctrl-C on PC, Cmd-C on Mac).
      Browser - Navigation Bar
    2. Under the video, click Share and copy the provided URL.
      Youtube - Share URLTip: You may want to paste this information in a Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac) file so you can keep track of it.
  2. Log into Foliotek and open your Portfolio.
    Foliotek Edit Portfolio
  3. At the top toolbar click Gizmos.
    Foliotek Portfolio - Gizmos
  4. Click Video.
    Foliotek Gizmos - Video
  5. Scroll down to your page and click inside the green rectangle where you’d like to embed your video.
    Foliotek Add Gizmo
  6. A pop-up window will appear. Click Add a Web Video and paste the URL into the Video URL text box.
    Foliotek Add Web Video
  7. Click the Checkmark button at the bottom.
    Foliotek - Checkmark Button Circle
  8. You can resize the video and apply a number of other options in the Video Controls toolbar.
    Foliotek Video Embed Options
  9. If you are satisfied with the addition, click the Save button at the top-right (or Publish Changes if you want the changes to become published immediately).
    Foliotek Save Page
  10. Make sure you are satisfied with the changes by previewing the page: Click Preview at the top-left and clicking either “Draft” or “Shared,” depending on if your changes were Saved or Published.
    Foliotek Preview Page