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Add Youtube and Vimeo Videos to Your Dossier

Videos can be added to your Dossier account by linking to YouTube or Vimeo videos. Access to videos can be changed in the privacy settings for a video in YouTube of in Vimeo. This allows users to share the video only with the people reviewing their materials.

 

Add Videos to Dossier

1. Navigate to Add Files under Materials

Navigation: Materials > Add Files

  1. Click Materials on the Dossier navigation menu.
     Materials selected on navigation
  2. Click Add Files to upload files to include in Dossier materials. 

    Check out this article on how to Upload Materials to Dossier Account for more information.

     
 
 

2. Upload Video

  1. Select the Video tab.
  2. Enter the Title, select the Type of material being added, enter the URL linking to the video, and enter a Description.

    The URL must be to a video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.

     
  3. Click Add when finished.
 
 

3. Preview video

Click the file Title under the My Materials section to preview it in a browser and view a history of changes. The preview displays how your materials will appear to reviewers.

 
 

Share Protected Videos

When including a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video with your materials, make sure only the reviewers or committee members can see the video by restricting access to the video in the privacy settings of YouTube or Vimeo. Both YouTube and Vimeo have different options for controlling access to videos hosted on their sites, but the methods outlined below will work best for linking to protected content from within our program. Note that to a paid account is needed to share a private link for a Vimeo video.

 

YouTube

Videos uploaded to YouTube are set as Public by default, but the privacy setting can be controlled when uploading a video or editing the privacy settings for videos already uploaded.

 

Change the privacy settings for your YouTube video to Unlisted before adding the YouTube URL to your materials With this setting, the video will not come up in search results or appear listed on your YouTube channel. Only those who know the link can view it, and the linke can be shared with anyone, even those who do not have a YouTube account or username.

Check out this article on Setting the Privacy of YouTube Videos for further instructions.

 

Note that anyone with the link can view an unlisted video on YouTube. It is conceivable that a reviewer may share the link. If concerned, it is recommended to include a note in the description asking reviewers not to share the link.

 

Watch how to change video privacy settings

The following video from the YouTube Creators channel explains how to change video privacy settings.

 
 
 
 

Vimeo

Vimeo requires a paid account to share a private link to a video.  

 

Currently, Interfolio can only display Public videos from Vimeo. To share a private link, it is advised to upload a document with links to a Private or password protected Vimeo video, or use a Private Youtube video instead.

Check out this article on how to Manage Videos Privacy Settings for further instructions.