Within the Compass application you are able to create a Collection. This is a video component that will update every five minutes based upon the search criteria that you select.
Viewing Created Collections
You are able to view your previously created collections within Compass by using the "Collections" on the left hand navigation menu.
Once you click on here you are able to see all the previously created collections, they will be named and you are able to see the search criteria that was used to created the collection.
Creating and Editing Collections
You are able to create a Collection by clicking on the "+ Created a Saved Search" on the top right of the Collections screen, this will open the create/edit screen.
When editing a Collection you are able to use the three dots to the right of the collection name, and select "Edit" from the menu.
Setting the Title
Enter the name of the search, this is personal preference and so that you can find it quickly
You are able to pin videos to the start of the collection, this is useful if you have videos that you want to surface or have a fixed collection that can form a story by having multiple videos on the same topic. All pinned videos will be added to the front of the selection of videos for display.
You will need to click on the "+" button on the videos in the search section, once you do this the videos will be added to the pinned video list and also to the preview of the collection below.
You are able to order the list of pinned videos, so this enables you to change the order of display as you find more relevant videos. The videos at the top will be displayed first, with the list being in descending order of display
To remove a video from the pinned list you will need to click the "-" icon on the right.
Searching for Videos
Searching for a video is a similar mechanic to the video library, you will need to enter one of the following:
Once you do this the list of videos that match will be displayed. You are able to pin any one of these videos by clicking the "+" button.
Once a search has been created this is saved against your collection and will be used to fill any remaining video slots after the pinned videos. This is useful for a constantly updating list of videos to keep a topic current with changing events.
NOTE: you can have a pure search collection by not selecting any videos to be pinned.
To disable the search in the final collection you can simply remove all the search criteria and then the search will be disabled.
Previewing the Collection
Once you are happy with the videos you have pinned and the search criteria the final preview of the collection will be placed below in the preview section.
Creating the Embed Code
Once the search criteria are set, you must click on Save so that the order of the pinned videos and the search criteria are stored. You are then able to use the three dots to the right of the title, this is on both the Collections screen and the create/edit screen.
From the three dots you will be able to select the type of display that you want, when clicking the display you want then the embed code will be generated and you can either select the embed code or click to copy to your clipboard. You are now able to paste this into your cms either in a template for page or directly in the article.