In this post I'm going to be showing you how to add a youtube video to a dashboard in Softools. This can be great for introduction and instructional videos to help speed up adoption.
The video explaining this is here:
To add google calendar to a dashboard in Softools you need to use an iFrame
To do this, first go to dashboards in app studio and add a new one, labelling it as you see fit – for this example I have simply used YouTube Demo
For layout, click 1x1 (1 column and 1 row) and ensure you click “is global” so that this can be seen on a homepage rather than a singular app
Next you need to scroll down to dashboard layout and click the end button of </> as shown:
This allows you to use iFrames where you can embed URLs to access different websites through a Softools dashboard
Go to the website that you want to embed, in this example, a YouTube video.
Then go to the YouTube video, right click and select copy embedding link and paste it into the dashboard URL - delete all of the information after the set of quotation marks
Select the required width and height (we suggest 1200 width and 800 height) and then set the alignment to centre with a transparent background
Go to the homepage section of app studio
Create a new homepage and label it as you see fit
At the bottom click the second button to use a dashboard
Select the dashboard you just created and save
Go to workspace, sign out and sign back in (for homepages this is required as you cannot simply resync it)
This should now be shown as the dashboard shown
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