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Embedded Items

Easily insert content from other web based publishing systems into your website.

These days showing content from one site (like YouTube) on another site is becoming very popular. This is called Embedding.

Spike@School supports embedded content with the Embedded Items module. Adding a new Embedded Item is really easy.

When you select Embedded Item from the ‘Add a New’ menu in the Construction Zone you’ll get this page:

Adding a new Embedded Item

Adding an Embedded Item

Before we fill in the Spike@School Embedded Item fields we’ll first get the embedded code we need from the website where the item is located (in this case we'll be embedding a YouTube clip). As you can see, when using YouTube, most videos allow you to copy the embed code (see the red boxes).

Embedding from YouTube

Back on Spike@School, we've typed in the Name of the Embedded Item. This will appear on the index bar of your site. Next we've pasted the embedded code into the Snippet box. This is HTML code that will be interpreted by the browser and turned into the YouTube clip.

Adding Embedded Item information

Viewing Your Embedded Item

Once you've added all of the required information you can click ‘Add’ and see what it looks like in your website. And there you have it:

Viewing your Embedded Item

Now it's really easy to add any kind of embedded code into your site. Another great example of an Embedded Item is a Google Calendar. You can easily share your Google Calendars on your Spike@School site using this module.