How to Set Up Embeddable Channels in Microsoft SharePoint

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This article will review instructions for how you can set up and embed your ScreenCloud content, using the Embeddable Channels feature, into your Microsoft SharePoint account. Embeddable Channels helps make it easier to communicate useful information, critical updates, and sharing media using a virtual player with your teams. Please note, Embeddable Channels are only available for ScreenCloud Studio (New Platform - 2019) and require activation for your account.

You can review all information about ScreenCloud’s Embeddable Channels here and reach out to support@screencloud.com if you would like to connect with a member of our team.

Table of contents: 

1. Create or set up a channel

2. Choose a channel to share

3. Activate an embed code for your channel

4. Add your embed code into Sharepoint

 

1. Create or set up a channel

1.1. Get started by visiting your "Channels" section of your ScreenCloud account.

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1.2. If you have an existing channel, you can skip to Step 2 for steps on sharing. If you're new to creating a channel or need support with set up, please click here to view ScreenCloud's guide on how to set up channels.

 

2. Choose a channel to share

2.1. Once you've set or decided on a channel to use, hover over the channel and select the "Share" icon. Please note, you can also use this feature to share and embed playlists.

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2.2. A pop-up window will prompt with options for which Spaces (e.g. teams) you can share this channel to within your ScreenCloud account and the "Share with others" option. Navigate to this section.

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3. Activate an embed code for your channel

3.1. Using the "Share with others" option, select the drop-down menu and activate the embed code by selecting either "Anyone with the link can view" or "Anyone in your X account can view".

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Please note, the "Anyone in your X account can view" limits the Embeddable Channel to only users who have access to your ScreenCloud account with credentials to access the account.

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This will allow only users for your ScreenCloud account to have access to the content by logging in when they visit the link as exampled below.

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For example, if you were to copy and paste the link into your web browser, you'd be able to view your channel directly from the link provided. The end-user can select "Start Playing" to view scheduled content from your shared channel. If the link is restricted to "Anyone in your X account can view" then you'll be required to login with your ScreenCloud credentials before viewing content.

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3.2. Next you can view two options for sharing your Embeddable Channels, for SharePoint, it is required to use an embed code. You can click on the "Embed" button to generate an iFrame code to share your channel as a virtual player. For example, you can use this option to directly embed the channel into your company intranet, a website, or anywhere you'd like that can display an iFrame player. This virtual player is how you can display the Embeddable Channel in SharePoint.

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3.3. Select "Copy" and you'll automatically copy the embed code to your device. You can then use the code anywhere you'd like which supports an iFrame player to embed and use the virtual player to display your channel. Next, let’s access your Microsoft SharePoint account.

 

4. Add your embed code into SharePoint
4.1. Please log in to your Microsoft SharePoint account. 

 

4.2. Open up SharePoint and either edit an existing page or create a new one.

 

4.3. In the SharePoint options provided, add a section and click the “+” symbol. Then, select the “Embed” option as pictured below.

 

4.4. A pop-up window will open which prompts an embed code to be placed. Copy and paste the embed code for your Embeddable Channel into the section “Website address or embed code”. Once you’re finished, you can publish the page.

 

Please note, if you would like for the content to auto-play automatically without having users needing to click "Start Playing", you can add the code &autoplay=1 to the end of the URL in your embed code. For example, the embed code below highlights where exactly you can add this:

 

<iframe src="https://player.eu.screencloud.com/next/?embed=go8tamJZVJs2FuLPDygutA:o59ExXjCSnmBWQAoNwYJGV&amp;type=channel&autoplay=1" width="1280" height="720"></iframe>

 

4.5. You should now be able to see your Embeddable Channel available to run within the SharePoint page you’ve created for anyone who has access to this SharePoint page. You can refer to the example screenshot below which displays a channel embedded into SharePoint:

 

If you have any additional questions on using ScreenCloud Embeddable Channels in Microsoft Sharepoint, or any other questions or feedback about ScreenCloud, feel free to reach out to our support team at support@screencloud.com or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.

 

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