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Adding Embeddable Media

Stanford Sites supports the ability to add embeddable media.

Currently, supported oEmbeds can be added directly by site managers to their site's media library. For embeddable media not directly supported, site managers can request their addition through our Stanford Web Services ServiceNow form, noting the related embed code.

Once embeddable media have been added to your site's media library, site managers have the full ability to place, move, and delete them throughout their sites. Site managers will have the ability to modify the oEmbed codes for supported embeddable media, but not for custom embeddable media.

Important Note: Stanford doesn't support SSO through an iFrame. This change is being made University-wide for security purposes to limit Cross-Site Scripting and Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerabilities, and is an industry-wide standard. We suggest directing users directly to the page source.

Supported oEmbeds

The following oEmbed services have been tested for use on Stanford Sites and can be added directly by site managers to their sites.

  • ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • CircuitLab
  • Dailymotion
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Getty Images
  • Instagram
  • Issuu
  • Livestream
  • MathEmbed
  • Simplecast
  • SlideShare
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Stanford Digital Repository
  • Twitter

Please note that some embeds may not look or behave exactly as desired, which could cause accessibility, usability, and other issues. Due to this, we recommend testing your embeds carefully before publishing. If you are having trouble with an embed displaying incorrectly on Stanford Sites, please send us more info through our Stanford Web Services ServiceNow form.

Adding supported embeddable media to your media library

  1. In the administrative toolbar select Manage then hover over All Content > All Media > Add media > Add Embeddable to be redirected to the “Add Embeddable” page:
    Add embeddable config page
  2. Enter a name for your embedded media in the corresponding text field.
  3. Enter the oEmbed URL in the corresponding text field.
  4. Click Save.

Once the embedded media has been added to your site's media library, they can be added within the text area paragraph type