Add a Video in Profile

Do your members have video resumés or a video introduction they would like to add to their MentorCity profile? Now you can set up a custom profile field and embed videos to display in profiles.  

Only web videos can be added to profiles, meaning they must have a URL to be posted on a profile. i.e. YouTube videos.
If using a video uploaded from the Cloud, for example Google Drive, make sure the privacy settings are allowing others to view it.

There are three steps to take to post a video on a profile:

  1. Create a Custom Field
  2. Contact Mentor Canada Support Team
  3. Mentors and Mentees Add a Video URL to their Profile

Step 1 - Create a Custom Field

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

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1.1 From the administrator dashboard, click on "Profiles" under the "Customize" section.

1.1.1 The "Profiles" section will expand, click on "Profile Fields"

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1.2 Click “Manage Custom Fields”.

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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.

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1.4 Enter a field Name and Description.

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1.4.1 Do not add any options.  

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

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

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1.6 Click Save

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

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

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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 support@mentoringcanada.ca 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.

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

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3.2 Add your video URL in the field.

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Note: best practice is to copy/paste the URL from the browser directly to avoid any errors and to ensure "https:" is included. If you are not including the "https:" portion of the URL, the video will not be posted.

3.3 Click Save to save your modifications.

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

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

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