Video is an experimental feature. It doesn't reliably work in all situations. We recommend using video primarily for decks you use with your own students where you can confirm that the video will play given your unique configuration of filtering, browser settings, and more.
If you choose to offer a deck for sale with video, please design your deck so that it has value without the video. Also, let buyers know that they may have to adjust browser and filtering settings for the video to play. Please advise your buyers that video is not reliable when played in apps, but will play in standard (not private or incognito) browser mode.
Be aware that schools may block or filter video. A video that includes ads will not play. Also, certain browser modes, such as private or incognito, will also prevent videos from playing.
Which Videos You May Include
Videos you include in your decks should be videos that either
a. you created and have full permission for all the included elements or
b. you have obtained permission from the video's creator to include in your deck.
Never be afraid to reach out to a video creator and ask if you can include their video. The worst that can happen is that they say no, which is the default anyway.
No Advertisements and Privacy
You may not show advertisements to students. When you embed a YouTube link, we automatically set the link to a "no cookie" link to protect student privacy and to avoid serving advertisements to students. You may not try to circumvent this setting.
For Vimeo, you need to have a Vimeo Pro or Business account so that your users do not see ads. You must go to Interaction Tools and change the end Screen to "Empty". You also may not collect personally identifiable information from any user via Vimeo link. You must turn off all marketing settings that collect information before including a link in a deck.
No videos may be included in a deck that are essentially advertisements (unless the purpose of the deck is to educate students about how advertising works). If we discover a deck that is serving advertisements to students or attempting to collect personal information from students, we will depublish it and we may require you to offer refunds to purchasers. You may also be subject to civil liability from the users if you attempt to collect personally identifiable information from them.
Adding Video to Your Boom Cards
In the Studio, drag a Video module onto the card.
Paste the YouTube or Vimeo url into the text box and click "okay".
Your video is now a visible, movable element on your card!
Testing Your Videos
When you add a video to a deck, you cannot test play the video in the Editor. You must switch to Preview mode to test if your videos play properly.