Build a video library

Build a library of videos for your webpage with the Premium Videos app. You can add all the videos in one location, or add the app in multiple locations on your page to break up the material. You can record and upload class lessons, lectures, and provide embedded instructional videos for your students to view.

You must purchase the Premium Video app in order to download it for use. Please have your administrator contact our sales team to purchase the app.


Add the Premium Video app

Drag the Videos app onto your page.

  1. Select New Video.
  2. Type the video Title and the video Description.
  3. Type the optional fields for Author and Length.
  4. Select Upload Video to Schoolwires to upload your own video and browse for the video file.
  5. Select Enter Video Embed Code and paste the Embed Code.
  6. Select Activate on my page to display the video on your page.
  7. Select Save.

Sort videos

You can sort your videos alphabetically by selecting Sort Alphabetically or you can use the arrows next to each video to manually arrange the video order.

Set additional options

  1. Select Options.
  2. Type a title in the App Name text box.
  3. Type the Description, and select Show the app name on my page.
  4. Choose the Display Settings for the number of posts to display. Select Display all active app records or Display a specific number of active app records and set the Record Limit.

Tag App Records

What is tagging?

Tagging is available for the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcast, Premium Video, and Tabbed Content apps. You add tags to individual records that are used to filter which records display on the end-user website. You can display the tags as clickable links or simply display the filtered records without displaying the tags. The way you tag an individual record is the same.

Tag an app record

Navigate to Site Manager and select the app you want to tag.

  1. Add or edit an app record.
  2. Type the tag you want to apply or choose an existing tag from the list. If you are adding more than one tag, separate each tag by a comma.
  3. Select Save.

Set sidebar options

For the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcasts, and Premium Video apps, you can choose how your users can filter tagged results. Navigate to Site Manager and select the app where you want to set your sidebar options. 

  1. Select Options.
  2. Select Sidebar.
  3. Choose to Display Date Grouping, Display Tag List, or both.
  4. Select Save.

Display date grouping

For the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcasts, and Premium Video apps, you can display a date grouping, which displays a Recent heading on the end-user website. You can select an item in the list to display the record, or select a Month to display records associated with that month.

Display tag list

For the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcasts, and Premium Video apps, you can display a tag list, which displays a Tags heading on the end-user site. The tags that show in the list are the selected tags from the record. Tags display in alphabetical order. 

Tag filtering

Tag filtering allows you to choose which records display for an app on the end-user website. 

Navigate to Site Manager and select the app where you want to set your tag filtering options.

  1. Select Options.
  2. Select Tags.
  3. Use the menu to view a complete list of tags associated to the record.
  4. Choose your tag and select Add.
  5. Select Save.

To remove a tag from a record, select the x icon next to the tag. Select Save when finished.

Share your app

Want to share your content with another group or user? From the Sharing tab, you can choose groups to share your content.

App Social Settings

App social settings

If you have Social Media Framework, you may be able to add one or all of these social media elements to your apps in the App Options. Whether you can add a particular element depends on which settings and elements your Site Administrator has enabled. Site Administrators may enable RSS feeds regardless of whether or not you have Social Media Framework.

  • Visitor Commenting allows visitors to comment on your app.
  • Visitor Rating allows visitors to rate your app.
  • RSS Feeds allows visitors to subscribe to Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds for your app.
  • Community Editing allows visitors to your website to contribute to your app.

Video tutorial

The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions, and select Open transcript.

Video: Working with the premium video app provides an overview of the premium video app in Web Community Manager.

Premium video app user guide