Adding Video

To import a video, first open a ‘Video’ Page type, or add a ‘Video’ part to your page with Layout designer.

Click the edit button in the top right of your video player:

and then choose the ‘Video’ option:

The ‘Video’ menu will open, click ‘Upload’ and choose your file:

💡 Pro Tip! You can also drag your video file onto the ‘Upload’ button.

Once you have selected your file it will begin to upload:

…once the ‘Save’ button turns yellow click it:

…Elucidat will now encode your video so that it works nicely on mobiles and tablets (click here to see how).

Elucidat supports video files of up to 45mb, you can upload MP4, MOV, M4V, FLV, if your file is larger than this we recommend conpressing the video before uploading, here is a handy guide.

You can also make your audio files play automatically with the ‘Autoplay’ toggle.*2

Adding subtitles for your video

You can add subtitles to your video by creating an .srt file (see here for details on how).

Open a ‘Video’ page.

Add a video.

Click ‘Upload’:

Select your .srt file.

Elucidat will upload your file.

Now when your learner watches your video they can turn the Subtitling option on by pressing the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the video screen:

Adding a ‘Poster frame’

If you would like your video to display a specific frame (image) before your Learner plays it, then you can add a ‘Poster frame’ by clicking ‘Upload’ in the Video editor and then selecting an image file that you would like to upload:


If you would like to know how to add Brightcove videos click here.

Branching video

Elucidat also has the option to create a video which uses Branching to create a non linear experience.

With the ‘Branching video’, once your video has finished playing a screen will appear which will allow you to link to different pages in your project.

You can view this screen by pressing this button:

You can then configure your Links using the Link controls that are available on these buttons:

Please note that the Branching Video page type is designed to work with Youtube or Uploaded videos.

Video Embed

You can embed videos from services such as Youtube by adding an embed code to the field that says ‘OR embed content from a URL’ in the ‘Video’ menu.

You can also use this field as an iFrame by adding the URL of the content you would like to embed to the ‘OR embed content from a URL’ in the video menu.

Content will need to be on an SSL protected server if you use the iFrame for embedding. Most embedded content will work as expected, but please note that we can not support all functions of embedded content.

Click here if you would like to see more details.