Best Practice: Adding Content


Supporting content helps you illustrate the storyline presented in OC. However, be mindful of how you want the supporting content to be consumed by the viewers. Instead of attaching the full file or PPT deck, consider attaching just a snippet of the key points or a few slides to get to the point quickly. We recommend attaching short video clips or infographics when available, as they deliver great viewing experience and are easy to consume.

When uploading file attachments, consider providing the file a name, making it easier to search for when you need quick access. Also consider filling in the attachment description field to provide a short narrative about the attachment. Should you choose to cite information from another source, you can provide the cited source in the appropriate the link space or attachment description field.

Adding Video Attachments

When attaching video URLs to a link, be sure to copy the embedded video URL from the original video source (e.g. YouTube) and paste that URL into the attachment field. The video should be short and to the point. If you want to attach a long video, use video’s time stamp feature to specify the exact portion of the video to start playing.

You can attach and display any video from external video hosting sites such as YouTube, Vimeo or Wistia within the link. Be sure to follow below instructions to copy & paste the embedded video URL into the URL attachment field.

For YouTube:

  1. Go to the desired YouTube Video
  2. Right click on the video, and select the ‘Copy embedded code’ option
  3. Add content to the link by selecting URL, pasting hyperlink, and populating the title/description

Time Stamping Video Attachments

If you want to create a YouTube link that starts at a specific point in the video, you will need to add the time code to the end of the video URL link. This can be done manually:

  1. Locate the video URL
    1. NOTE: This is the URL that shows at the top of the browser when you view the video on YouTube
  2. Specify a time to start a YouTube video by using the following format:


Where #t= designates the time stamp

And the second part marks minutes and seconds (so 1m30s is 1 minute and 30 seconds into the video)

For example, to link to part of a really long video, grab the original video URL from the browser URL bar and add the time stamp code to the end: