Create a Custom Collection Menu

Creating a Collection adds a new menu grouping to your On-Demand player. You add whatever you want to a Collection Menu: ViewMedica videos, informational slides and YouTube videos. It acts like a menu, and lives in the Collections section of your ViewMedica’s Main Menu.

  1. After logging in to your account dashboard, click ViewMedica On-Demand’s Collection Menus link.

  2. If you have no Collections, you will see a green box that says, “Get Started with Collections.” Click on the “Create Menu” button. If you already have one or more Collection Menus, you will see the Collections on the left side of the page. Above that list of menus, you’ll see a “New Collection” button – click this to create a new menu.

  3. First, enter in the new Collection’s title. This title will be shown in the ViewMedica menu system. Use a descriptive name so you and your patients can easily find it.

    • Add ViewMedica videos
      To add one or more ViewMedica videos, select the blue “Add Videos” button. From the drop-down links, select “Add ViewMedica Video.” Now you can choose all the ViewMedica videos you want in the new Collection. Hit the “Save” button.

    • Add public health videos
      To add one or more public health videos, select the blue “Add Videos” button. From the drop-down links, select “Add Public Health Video.” Now you can choose all the free public health videos you want in the new Collection. Hit the “Save” button.

    • Add your own video or YouTube video
      To add your own videos, select the blue “Add Videos” button. From the drop-down links, select “Add Your Own Video.” First you’ll need to give the video a title that will show in your player menu. Then link to the video, upload the video, or enter the YouTube video code. Hit the “Save and Add” button.

    • Add custom content
      To add Custom Content, select the blue “Add Slides” button. You have a few options here: You can create a new text slide or image slide — or, you can choose from your list of existing custom content that you created previously for other Collection Menus or Presentations.

  4. Items in a Collection can be grabbed and dragged to new positions in the list. This is how you change the Collection Menu order.

  5. When done, hit the “Preview” tab to review the Collection Menu. If you want to embed the Collection Menu on its own page of your site, select the “Embed Code” tab. Otherwise, you can find the Collection in your ViewMedica menu already embedded on your website by going to the Collections menu from the ViewMedica main screen.

  6. By default, your Collection is set to be “Public,” which means that it is live within your ViewMedica player under the Collections menu item in your main menu. Everyone has access to a Public Collection. If you do not want the Collection to be Public, go to the “Settings” tab. There you can change it to “Private”. Private menus do not show in your player, but you can embed them on your site.

  7. You can also change the poster image used by the Collection in the “Settings” tab. And you can edit the Collection title there, too.