Add a Video in Profile


pexels-george-milton-6954135.jpgMentors and mentees can bring their profiles to life by adding captivating video content. Whether it's a dynamic video resume or a heartfelt introduction, this feature allows you to showcase your unique personality and expertise like never before.

Why Add a Video to a Profile?

In today's fast-paced digital world, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video can be worth so much more. Video introductions allow mentors and mentees to make a lasting first impression, demonstrating their passion, skills, and dedication to potential mentees or mentors. It's the perfect opportunity to highlight their strengths, share their experiences, and create a genuine connection with others in the community.

How Does It Work?

Adding videos to mentors and mentees profile is a breeze. They can embed web videos, such as those from YouTube, directly into their profile by setting up a custom field. This means their video content must have a URL for easy posting. Worried about privacy? Don't be! If they are using a video hosted on a platform like Google Drive, they can simply adjust their privacy settings to ensure others can view it.


Step 1 - Create a Custom Field

1.0 Click the “Admin” tab on the left-hand side of the platform.


1.1 From the administrator dashboard, navigate to the "Profiles & Feedback" tile located on the third row, and click on "Manage Content" to access the corresponding section. 


1.1.1 A new dialog box will appear. Expand the selections by clicking on "Profiles" and subsequently choose "Profile Fields"


1.2 Click “Manage Custom Fields”.


1.3 Click Add New Field. It will be located at the bottom of the page if you have existing custom fields, or at the top if you do not.



1.4 Enter a field Name and Description.


1.4.1 Do not add any options.  


1.4.2 Add Tips if needed and assign a Role and an Order for this field.


1.5 Click the additional and optional selections to format the new field. (mandatory, include on report etc….)


1.6 Click Save


1.6.1 The new field now appears under the "Manage Custom Fields" section. 


1.6.2 Voila! The new custom field is now displayed on the profile of your mentors and/or mentees.


Step 2 - Contact Mentor Canada Support Team

2.0 Now that a custom field has been created, please contact Mentor Canada Support to set up your newly created field for videos.

2.1 Send an email to with the following information:

                      • Program Name
                      • Custom Field Name


Step 3 - Mentors/Mentees Add a Video URL to their Profile

Mentors and mentees can start posting videos on their profile once the administrator received a confirmation from the Mentor Canada Support team. The below steps can be followed to post a video on a profile.

3.0 From the dashboard, click on Edit under the profile section. You can also click "Edit Profile" from the drop-down menu on the top-right hand side of the page.


3.1 Scroll down to the field meant to post a video. In this example the field is called "Video"


3.2 Add your video URL in the field.


Note: To ensure a seamless and error-free experience, we strongly recommend copying and pasting the URL directly from your browser when adding videos to your profile. It is essential to include "https:" in the URL for the video to be successfully posted. Omitting "https:" may result in the video not being displayed on your profile.

3.3 Click Save to save your modifications.


3.4 To test the results, click  View under the profile section of the dashboard.


3.5 Scroll down until you see the video field. Voilà!

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If you have questions or need further support, please contact our Support Team: