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Create a collection menu

A collection menu is a custom menu grouping for your On-Demand player. You can add ViewMedica videos, informational slides, and your own videos to a collection menu. It acts like a menu and lives in the collections item of your main menu.

Start by signing into your account on ViewMedica.com. If you don’t remember how to sign in, see our logging in tutorial.

  1. From your ViewMedica Dashboard, click the ViewMedica On-Demand’s “Collection Menus” link.

  2. If this is your first collection menu, click the blue “Create New Collection Menu” button in the middle of the screen. If not, you can create a new collection menu by clicking the blue “+ Create New ” button. A window will open that has a blank name field. Give your collection menu a name. This name will be seen in the ViewMedica menu system. Use a descriptive name so you and your patients can easily find it in your On-Demand menu. Click the “Build Your Collection Menu” button.

Add ViewMedica videos

Click the blue “Add Videos +” button. Select “Video Subscriptions” from the options shown to add a ViewMedica video. Open a library to get to your subscribed videos. Find and click on the video titles you want to add to your collection menu. You can select more than one video at a time. Click the “Add to Collection Menu” button.

Add your own video

Click the blue “Add Videos +” button. Select “Create Video” to add new video content or “My Saved Videos” to choose from your list of saved videos that you created previously for other bumpers or presentations. See our tutorials on Creating a Self-hosted Video Item, How to Upload Your Own Video to ViewMedica, or Creating a YouTube/Vimeo Video Item.

Add your own slides

Click the blue “Add Slides +” button. Select “Create Slide” to add new content or “My Saved Slides” to choose from your list of saved slides that you created previously for other bumpers or presentations. See our tutorials on Creating a Text Slide or Creating a Image Slide.

  1. Items in a collection menu can be grabbed and dragged to new positions in the list. This is how you change the order of the items in your collection menu.

Settings tab

Go to the collection menu’s “Settings” tab to change these settings:

  • Collection title
  • Poster image: Set or change the poster image used by your collection menu. By default, the poster uses the first ViewMedica video in your collection menu. If there are no ViewMedica videos, we either use your logo or other art.
  • Visibility: By default, your collection menu is set to be “Public.” This means that it is live within your On-Demand player under the collection menu item in your main menu. Everyone has access to a public collection menu. If you do not want the collection menu to be public, change its visibility to “Private.” This will hide the collection menu in your On-Demand player main menu, but still allow you to embed the collection on your website.
  • Convert this collection menu to a presentation or VMcast loop.

Preview tab

When done, click the “Preview” tab to review your collection.

Embed tab

If you want to embed your collection on its own page in your site, select the “Embed” tab. Otherwise, you can find the collection in your On-Demand player under the collection menu item in your main menu. To learn more about the different code settings for embeds, see our tutorial on Customizing the Embed Code.