A good way to make your project more engaging and informative for your audience is by embedding third-party elements like videos, presentations, social posts, surveys, etc. into your project description.

The content builder currently supports a wide range of embeddable content options. In this article, we will walk you through the steps you will need to take to make the most out of this feature.

  1. Log into your Citizen Lab platform account

  2. Go to the project description tab of a specific project you are trying to edit

  3. Enable the content editor

  4. Click on the embed code component on the left side of the application

  1. Locate the embed URL link from provider -> please, see the instructions in the section below!

  2. Copy and paste it into the content builder embed field

  3. Pro tip: Always test if your embedded URL is working, by opening an incognito/private window to verify public access.

  4. You are good to go!

Obtaining the embed URL link

Our embed functionality currently requires a URL link. Below, you will find a comprehensive list of the third-party tools and services that are currently part of the whitelist of allowed domains that can be embedded.

Embedding surveys

It will require you to copy and paste the default sharing link into the embed field on the content builder. Among the domains allowed for survey embedding, we find:

  • Typeform: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

  • SurveyMonkey: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

  • Enalyzer: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

  • Qualtrics: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

  • SmartSurvey: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

  • Snap surveys: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

  • SurveyXact: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

Embedding documents

  • Google Docs will require you copy and paste the default sharing link into the embed field on the content builder.

  • Google Slides will require you copy and paste the default sharing link into the embed field on the content builder.

  • Google Sheets will require you copy and paste the default sharing link into the embed field on the content builder.

  • PDFs require you simply copy the default URL and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

  • Slideshare

    • In your Slideshare, first, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed code you need to extract the URL link from.

      • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL (at the bottom of the screenshot) into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from " width=).

  • Microsoft (Word/Excel/Powerpoint):

    • First, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed code you need to extract the URL link from.

      • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from " width=).

  • Konveio will require you copy and paste the default sharing link into the embed field on the content builder.

Embedding maps

  • Google maps: First, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed map code you need to extract the URL link from.

    • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from " width=).

  • Arcgis: You will need to copy the default sharing link and paste it into the embed field on the content builder.

Embedding data visualizations

  • Tableau: Go to the view in Tableau Public. Select the option "Share" at the bottom of the view and copy the URL link provided in the embed section. When embedding Tableau Public into the content builder, the URL must include the following parameters:

    • showVizHome=no

    • embed=true

  • Google Data Studio: first, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed code you need to extract the URL link from.

    • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from " width=).

Embedding social posts

  • Facebook: first, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed code you need to extract the URL link from.

    • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from " width=).

  • Eventbrite: will require you copy and paste the default sharing link into the embed field on the content builder.

  • Unfortunately, neither Tweets nor Instagram posts can be embedded. This has to do with those companies’ policies and is not something we have any control over.

Embedding videos

You can embed a clickable video in your content builder by clicking the video icon in the editor and pasting the URL link of the video. Make sure to use the correct url, which can differ per video tool. Here's some noteworthy info:

  • Youtube: first, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed code you need to extract the URL link from.

    • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from "title=).

  • Vimeo: first, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed code you need to extract the URL link from.

    • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from " width=).

  • Daily Motion: First, click on the “Share” icon. You will be directed to a form that contains the embed code you need to extract the URL link from.

    • Important: you cannot simply copy and paste the ‘Link’ URL into the content builder, you must copy the URL from the embed code, which will require you to edit this link slightly by deleting the first part of the link that includes the text <iframe = src=" and deleting the last part of the link (starting from " width=).

  • Dreambroker: First, copy the default sharing link. For Dreambroker embed links, you will need to manually add the word iframe into the URL you are about to paste into the embed field on the content builder

  • Wistia will require you copy and paste the default sharing link into the embed field on the content builder.

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