How to update your logo

This tutorial will cover how to customize the facility logo displayed on your Brochures.

1. Log into your ViewMedica account. If you don’t remember how to log in, please see our tutorial on how to access your account.

2. From the Dashboard, click on the click on “Integrated Appearance”.

3. To change your logo, use the Change/Upload Logo button. A lightbox will appear. Click the CHOOSE IMAGE TO UPLOAD button and select an image file to upload from your computer.

4. Once your logo is finished uploading, move the crop handles to select the desired display area for your logo. When you are finished, click crop. A preview of your selection will display how your logo will appear.

5. Click Save to implement your new logo.

How to print your brochures

This tutorial will cover how to print the brochures that go with your video selections.

1. Log into your ViewMedica account. If you don’t remember how to log in, please see our tutorial on how to access your account.

2. From the Dashboard, click on Integrated Videos Print ViewMedica Brochures. You’ll see a list of all your available brochures.

3. Click on either the English or Spanish buttons to pull up that brochure.

TO PRINT

You can now print from your web browser.

TO DOWNLOAD

To get the brochure as a PDF file, use your browser to “Save” or “Save As” the brochure page.

Creating a YouTube Video Item for a Loop

YouTube Videos are a simple and effective way to add your practice's own touch to your VMcast Loops.

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

2. If you have no Loops, you will see a green area 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. Start a new Loop or select the Loops you want to create the new video item for.

3. Select the blue "Add Custom Content" button. You have many options here: You want to select the "Create Video Item" link.

4. Give the Video a Title. This title will be seen in the VMcast menu system. Use a descriptive name so you can easily find it in your ViewMedica menu.

5. Now enter the YouTube identification code for the video. Hit the "Preview" button to make sure the code is correct and view what your Video will look like.

How to get the YouTube code: Go to your YouTube Channel. Select the video you want to use. Select the "Share" tab near the Like buttons and copy the text field that starts out "http://youtu.be/...". That's the identification code you need to paste into the ViewMedica Custom Content Video editor.

6. Hit the green "Save and Add to Loop" button. Now you will see the Video in your Loop.

7. From the Loop, grab the new Video title and drag it to the position where you want it to be in the Loop.

Some YouTube Video Settings You Need to be Aware of

As long as your YouTube channel uses the standard default video settings, your videos should run fine in ViewMedica. But a couple settings will break the way VMcast Loops work.

1. ALLOW EMBEDDING: By default this is checked on. That's good. If you do not allow embedding, the video will not play in VMcast Loops for all viewers. You can find this setting in the video's Advanced Settings on YouTube.

2. PRIVACY: By default, your YouTube videos are made Public, which means that everyone in the world can watch them. That's good. If you change this setting to Private, the video will not play in ViewMedica Loops for all viewers. You can find this setting in the video's Basic Info on YouTube. A third option for privacy is Unlisted, which means anyone, even ViewMedica can play this video -- but the link to the video will not show on your YouTube channel.

3. ADS: If you do not want ads to pop up over your videos, you need to go to your YouTube Settings and then to Additional Features to get your Channel Settings/Advanced. There you will be able to select "Do not allow advertisements to be displayed alongside my videos." Note: This will not work if you do not have the ability to "Monazite" a video. See YouTube support for more information on disabling ads.

4. SMART DEVICES: For some tablet devices and smart phones, VMcast looping and the Play-all feature for Loops are not fully supported when YouTube videos are used.

Creating a Loop Image Slide

Image Slides are a great way to add highly visual content to your ViewMedica Loops.

To fit properly within VMcast, we suggest the image (jpg or png format) be at least be 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels high — if you upload your image, our online image editor will help you size and crop.

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

2. If you have no Loops, you will see a green area 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. Start a new Loop or select the Loops you want to create the new Image Slide for.

3. Select the blue "Add Custom Content" button. You have many options here: You want to select the "Create Image Slide" link.

4. Give the Image Slide a Title. This title will be seen in the ViewMedica menu system. Use a descriptive name so you can easily find it in your ViewMedica menu.

5. Set the Time on Screen for this Slide. The default time is 10 seconds but some slides may only need 5 seconds. If you have a lot of text, you may need to increase the amount of time it stays up on the screen.

6. Use one of these three methods for selecting an image to use:

Uploading Your Own Image

FIND IT

In the “Create New Image Slide” window, click the “Choose Image to Upload” button. This will bring up your computer’s file structure. Navigate to your image file, select it and click “Choose.”

CROP IT

Your image will load, and a cropping box displays the proper dimensions. Click and drag the box to move it or click and drag the blue handles to resize. When you are finished editing, click the “Crop” button.

PREVIEW and Save it

Preview your finished image. If you want to continue editing, click the “Edit Image” button. If you are happy with the results click the “Save” button. The image is now uploaded to your Media Library, cropped and selected for use in your Loop.

Using An External Image

FIND IT

After selecting the “Use External Image” tab, enter the URL address of you image file into the Image Location field. Most facilities will have their webmaster post Slide images to a directory on there web server. Make sure to get the full URL of the image from your webmaster.

PREVIEW IT

Hit the "Preview" button to make sure the URL is correct and view what your Image Slide will look like.

Using Previously-Uploaded Images

FIND IT

After selecting the “Use My Media Library” tab, the display will update to preview the previously-uploaded images available. Select the image on the left that you want to use.

PREVIEW IT

Your selected art will display on the right of the window.

7. Hit the green "Save and Add to Loop" button. Now you will see the Slide in your Loop.

8. From the Loop, grab the new Slide with your mouse and drag it to the position where you want it to be in the Loop.