Digital Oral History Projects - Creating a Blog Post

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Directions for Creating a Post on Blogger and Adding Embedded Videos


1. Go to Blogger at: blogger.com and login to Skyline College Oral History.
Use your my.smccd.edu address and password if possible.

[If you are unable to login with your my.smccd.edu address and password:
- login with the address: skylinecollegeoralhistory@gmail.com
- use the password that was given in class: kab****** (email brenner@smccd.edu if you need the password.)]

2. Click: “New Post” (or orange button with pencil icon: Create New Post button)

3. Enter information for your project:

-          In “Post Title” box, enter: Interviewee’s name and descriptive title

-          In main content area include:

-      Introduction to your interviewee and the topic(s) of the interview

-          List of Video Segments

-          Segment Title (above each embedded video segment)

-          Introduction to Segment (above each embedded video segment)

-      Optional: Add images, if desired, by clicking on the “Insert image” icon on the task bar:Insert Image icon (to the right of the “Link” icon)

4. Options to insert a video:

A. Click on the “Insert a video” icon on the task bar:Insert Video icon (two icons to the right of the “Link” icon)

-    Click: “My YouTube Videos” to see videos uploaded to the skylinecollegeoralhistory YouTube channel
-    Scroll down to find your video segment and click on the video
-    Click the "Select" button to embed the video in yor blog post

 

B. To embed a YouTube video using HTML code (only needed in special circumstances):

    1. Open a new window and go to the video on YouTube
    2. Click on: “Share” (below the video)
    3. Click on: “Embed
    4. In the “Video size” box, select “640 x 480
    5. If any boxes (e.g. “Show suggested videos when the video finishes”) are checked, uncheck them
    6. Copy the code that is displayed (starts with “<iframe width…”, ends with “</iframe>”
    7. Go back to your Blogger post page
    8. Click on “HTML” on the task bar (at the left)
    9. At the bottom of the code, paste the embed code from YouTube
    10. Click on “Compose” on the task bar (at the left) to go back to edit or add more to your post

 

5. When you are done entering information, click “Publish” (at upper right)

6. You can go back and edit your post. After editing, click “Update” (at upper right)


 

 

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