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Embedding from Penn State Services

UCS Calendar

To embed a UCS Calendar:

  1. Sign into UCS and navigate to the Calendar tab
  2. In the Calendars pane click on the Calendar to embed (it will now be highlighted)
  3. Click the black triangle to the right of the selected calendar (doing so will open a pop-up options box)
  4. In the pop-up, select Share Calendar (this will open a Share Properties dialog box)
  5. Click on the View: link in the URL box (this will open the HTML view of the calendar to share in a new tab or window)
  6. Copy the URL onto a line of its own in the Post or Page you want to embed the calendar in

Here is what a sample UCS Calendar embed link looks like:
https://ucs.psu.edu/home/abcxyz1234567@psu.edu/Sample%20Calendar.html

Penn State Yammer Network

To embed a Penn State Yammer group:

  1. Navigate to the Yammer group to be embedded
  2. Copy the URL of the Yammer group onto a line of its own in the Post or Page you want to embed the group in

Here is what a sample Yammer group embed link looks like:
https://www.yammer.com/psu.edu/#/threads/inGroup?type=in_group&feedId=1234567

To embed a Penn State Yammer topic

  1. Navigate to the Yammer topic to be embedded
  2. Copy the URL of the Yammer topic onto a line of its own in the Post or Page you want to embed the group in

Here is what a sample Yammer topic embed link looks like:
https://www.yammer.com/psu.edu/topics/229618#/Threads/AboutTopic?type=about_topic&feedId=229618

Box

To embed a Box file:

  1. Navigate to the Box file to be embedded
  2. Click on Share link (this will open a pop-up box)
  3. Click the Embed button
  4. Copy the Embed code into the Page or Post you want to embed the file in

To embed a Box Upload Widget:

  1. Navigate inside the folder to be embedded as the upload widget
  2. Click the More button. When the dropdown appears, click Share
  3. Click the Embed button
  4. Copy the Embed code into the Page or Post you want to embed the file in

Voicethread

To embed a Public or Penn State specific Voicethread:

  1. Navigate to the Voicethread to be embedded
  2. Click on the name of the Voicethread or the hamburger menu in the top left corner (a menu will open)
  3. Click Share (this will open a dialog box)
  4. Select the Link option on the left and click the Copy Link button to copy the Voicethread URL to the clipboard
  5. Paste the URL onto a line of its own in the Post or Page you want to embed the Voicethread in

Here is what a sample public Voicethread embed link looks like:
http://voicethread.com/share/425796/

A Penn State specific Voicethread embed link looks like:
https://psu.voicethread.com/share/1234567/

MediaCore

To embed a Penn State MediaCore video:

  1. Navigate to the MediaCore video to be embedded
  2. Copy the URL of the MediaCore video onto a line of its own in the Post or Page you want to embed the video in

Here is what a sample MediaCore video embed link looks like:
http://pennstate.mediacore.tv/media/one-button-studio

Qualtrics

To embed a Penn State Qualtrics survey:

  1. Navigate to the Qualtrics survey to be embedded
  2. Copy the URL of the Qualtrics survey onto a line of its own in the Post or Page you want to embed the video in
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