Working with Media

Adding Videos

The first step is to upload to your video to a video hosting platform such as OSU Mediaspace, Vimeo, or YouTube.

You have 2 options on how to embed a video into your webpage. You can use the Add Media widget or you can paste the embed code into the code of your page.

Upload your video to a host site

The best way is to upload the video to a hosting platform, like OSU Media Space or YouTube, and then embed it into the webpage.

All employees have access to OSU Media Space which is free and easy to use.


Instructions for using Media Space

Login to Media Space using your ONID credentials.

Click Add New and upload your video. (this will take a few minutes).

Once the video is uploaded and *set to public*, click Share, then click Embed.

This will generate code that you can copy and paste into Drupal.


In Drupal: be sure the text editor window is set to “Full HTML” in the options below the text box, then paste the code into the box and click save at the bottom. The video should appear on the web page.

Using the Add Media widget
  • Set your text format to Full HTML
  • Place your courser in the page where you want your video to appear.
  • Click on the Add Media icon
  • This will open a pop-up window.  Click on the Web tab
  • Paste the URL for your video into the text box and click the Next button
  • Follow the prompts to add meta data and position your video on the page.

Additional information is available on the OSU Drupal Training website.

Pasting the Embed code into your page

Troubleshooting Tip: If you switch back to "rich text editor," and the iFrame doesn't appear, try repasting the code in the "plain text editor" and then scrolling straight down and saving your changes to see if the video displays. 

On-line Tutorials