YouTube Video

The YouTube plugins enable federated searches of YouTube videos directly from the Brightspot search panel. External content retrieved from a third-party repository can optionally be imported into Brightspot and used as any other asset. See Federated Search and Import for more information.

Note that there are two YouTube plugins, a feature plugin and a content plugin. The feature plugin is required, as it provides federated searches of YouTube videos. These resources are retrieved in an external data type format, and can only be viewed in Brightspot as read only. If you want the capability to import external YouTube resources into Brightspot, you must also enable the YouTube content plugin.

The YouTube plugins require the following:

  • Google enterprise account, allowing for any Brightspot user to retrieve YouTube videos.
  • API Key to access the YouTube Data API. See the YouTube Data API Overview.
  • Optionally, a Channel ID if you want to restrict video retrievals by subject matter, such as your corporate communications channel. To obtain a channel ID, sign into your YouTube account and look up the channel ID in your advanced settings. If necessary, create a new channel.

Configuring YouTube

Administrators perform this task.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, select the Global site. Global settings can be inherited by all other sites. For details, see Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

  3. Under Plugins, scroll to “Feature Plugins” and enable Brightspot: Google: YouTube.

  4. If you want the capability to import external videos into Brightspot, scroll to “Content Plugins” and enable Express: YouTube.

  5. Click Save.

  6. On the Main tab, scroll to the “YouTube” options and set API Key. You can obtain this value from the APIs & Services page on your Google account.

  7. Optionally, set Channel ID.

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  8. Click Save.

  9. In the content filter of the search panel, scroll to “EXTERNAL TYPES”. Verify that YouTube Video is listed.

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