How Do I Embed YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2013 in the KLIC Library

It is not as easy as it used to be in Office 2010. It seems Microsoft and Google are a little at odds these days. At the moment you have to go through the old method of embedding YouTube videos. The method they used in Office 2007. Not only that but you need to take an additional step in the set up process. You have to add the Developer tab to the Office ribbon on our PCs in the library.

Steps to Add Developer Tab:

  1. Open Office PowerPoint 2013.
  2. Open new PowerPoint.
  3. Click File.
  4. Click Options.
  5. Click Customize Ribbon in the new window that appears.
  6. Add check in front of Developer in the second column that appears.
  7. Click OK. 

Steps to embedding video:

  1. Go to the YouTube video that you want to embed. 
  2. Copy the URL address at the top left of the browser window. Do NOT copy the link underneath the video.
  3. Go back to your PowerPoint. 
  4. Select a blank slide.
  5. Click on the Developer tab.
  6. Click on the picture of tools in the Controls toolbox. This opens a sub-menu.
  7. Scroll down to Shockwave Flash Object.
  8. The cross line symbol appears. Use it to drop a box for your video on the blank slide. Just click and hold down the left mouse button to draw the box. Release the button when your done.
  9. Right click inside the box.
  10. Another menu box appears. Click on Property Sheet.
  11. Another menu box appears. If you did not copy the YouTube video URL earlier go back and do it now.
  12. Look for the line marked Movie. 
  13. Right click and paste the video URL in the column next to Movie.
  14. In the URL place the cursor after"watch?" and back space over it to delete it. 
  15. Look for the = after the letter"v" in the URL. Delete it and add a forward slash (/).
  16. Look for the Playing and the Loop lines. They have True/False options.
  17. Click on the down arrow at the end of the lines and change them both to false.
  18. Step 17. lets you control the play option in your slideshow.
  19. Close this last menu and hit Save.
  20. To view the video, You must play the slideshow. It doesn't appear in outline view.
Well, I hope that worked for you. If it didn't or if you are a guest visitor trying to do this off campus, click the "?" in the top right corner of the PowerPoint ribbon and use the Help Search feature to find more directions and how-to videos.

Remember! You have to be connected to the Internet and have an updated flash player on your browser to access and play the video. We recommend Firefox or Chrome over Internet Explorer at this time.

Should I Upgrade to iOS 7? Here Are Some Things to Consider...

To Those Using iPads/iPhones/iPodTouches:

"The new iOS 7 upgrade for the iPad/iPhone/iPodTouches arrived today.  If you are concerned about the upgrade process, or if you simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, here is the latest information for determining if you and your device are ready.

What is the iOS7 upgrade and how to upgrade to iOS 7: 
It is also suggested that you make a backup of your device before updating.
Here are a few things to consider before the upgrade:
·         Anything below a 5, 5C or 5S may experience slowness in operations after the upgrade.  The processing really does change your experience.
·         When updating, avoid the OTA (Over the Air) update (connect to your computer using iTunes) and do it through your direct plugin with iTunes to save yourself a couple of restarts.  
·         Also, the pulsing of the “slide to lock” makes it hard to read on some backgrounds so it may take you a bit to get used to it.
·         The icons and other buttons are hard to see on more complex backgrounds and so far there is no way to change the color of the outline of the keys for your passcode etc.  So you will be squinting a lot if you do not change  your background.
·         The Trash on your email looks more like a Surface/Outlook Mobile so be warned the RED means Trash.
·         It looks like you can invert colors in Accessibility for better readability…but be warned, it is “Festive.”
Some apps may not function or be up to par yet see this:

Also here are the top new features you may miss:

Keep in mind that currently AirDrop will not work with your desktop or laptop, only other mobile devices with iOS7.  You may see this change with Maverick when the desktop/laptops update.
I hope this helps with your decision.
Donna Seagle
Director of Educational Technology and Design
Associate Professor
Chattanooga State Community College
4501 Amnicola Highway / B-112

Who Do I Call for Assistance with Admissions, Records, TigerWeb, TigerMail and TigerID Help?

Before you call, we recommend you look through the FAQ on the Student Technology Lifeline website, may find your answers more quickly on this webpage. Visiting this page will also help you discover other important information for online assistance.

The numbers given represent offices that are available for help during normal operating hours. See the school's website for hours,

Customer Response Center
For assistance with admissions, records, misc.
Toll Free 1-866-547-3733

For TigerWeb or TigerID issues,
 Call Amy Campbell  697-2667

Fall 2013 Help with New TigerID,
  • For TigerID/TigerWeb issues ,
    Call Donna Appleget (x2572) or Jeremy O’Brien (x4428)
  • For TigerMail issues,
    Call Marsha Havener (x3120)
  • For Admissions/ Records issues,
    Call the new hotline (x3346)