Basic Template: Brightcove Video

The Brightcove Video component can put a single Brightcove video or a Brightcove playlist on a webpage.

Any webpage requiring a Brightcove Video should at minimum use:

  1. Text Editor Component (or Text Editor with Of Note)
    • should contain header
    • should contain an introduction to the Brightcove Video
  2. Brightcove Video Component
    • contains video (need video ID and Type)

note: If there are multiple videos needed on a page you should put a Text Editor Component before each video.

Example Brightcove Video Page

  • using 2 rows
    • first row: Text Editor — contains Page Title and opening description
    • second row: BrightCove Video — contains the video (or video playlist)


Using the Brightcove Video Component

  • Click Add Content from the left side of the top bar in Cascade.
    Add Content
  • A dropdown will appear, allowing you to choose what type of content you want to add to your website
    • Select New Page
  • The Page Name is part of the url
    • use all small letters
    • don’t have any spaces
    • you can use underscore (_) or dash (-)
  • In this example the name of the page is “stafflist”
  • In this example the URL will be :
  • Editing Metadata:
    There are two main fields in the metadata that you should edit

    • Display name: what shows up in the navigation bar, if indexed
      • in this example we put Staff List — that will show up in the navigation
    • Title: browser tab name, default book mark name, very good for searchability
      • in this example we put Staff List (the Information Technology Service was already there — you should leave your department name in the title field)
  • add your content to the Component section
    • Select the Text Editor radio button
      • Put a Title on the page using Header 1 formatting
      • include an introductory paragraph(s)
    • Use the green plus sign to add a new Row
    • select the Brightcove Video radio button
      • enter the video ID
      • enter the ID Type (is it a single video or a playlist)
      • select Video Storage (was it a produced video or was it uploaded through the wesportal app)
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  • If another video is  needed add:
    • a row with the Text Editor component which contains an introduction to the new video
    • a row with the Brightcove Video component for the additional video
  • when your edits are done
    • Press the Preview Draft button
    • if the draft looks good in Cascade
    • press the Submit button to save your changes to the database.