Create a Loop

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  1. After logging in to your account dashboard, click the VMcast Loops link.

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

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

    • 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 Loop can be grabbed and dragged to new positions in the list. This is how you change the Loop order.

  5. When done, hit the “Preview” tab to review the Loop. You can find the Loop in your VMcast app’s Loops menu.

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

  7. Other settings you can change are setting the captions to automatically come on, make the Loop repeat all ViewMedica videos in English and Spanish or play one language while captions show in the other language.