How to Post Images and Video to a Discussion Board in SharePoint 2013, Part 2

One of the great things about SharePoint is the ability to customize our exchanges with others. This includes the ability to add images and video to our SharePoint Discussion Boards. For SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has provided a number of options for inserting images and video, including inserting media directly from your computer, from a SharePoint Asset Library, and from a Web page. In this article, part one of a two-part series, we’ll walk through the different methods for adding images to a new discussion topic or reply on a SharePoint Discussion Board. Specifically, we’ll show you how to insert images from your local computer, a Web address, and a SharePoint picture library or asset library. Specifically, we’ll show you how to insert a video from your local computer, an embedded code, a SharePoint asset library, and a video address.

Insert Video from local computer to Discussion Board:

  • To insert a video into a new discussion topic, initiate a new discussion thread. In the Edit Item mode, select the Insert tab from the Ribbon. Select Video and Audio and then From Computer from the drop-down list:

  • Select the video file which you wish to upload to SharePoint and share to the Discussion Board. Click OK:

  • Click Save. You will now have a new discussion thread whose body consists of the video you selected:

Insert Video from an embed source to Discussion Board:

  • To insert a video into a new discussion topic, initiate a new discussion thread. In the Edit Item mode, select the Insert tab from the Ribbon. Select Video and Audio and then Embed from the drop-down list:

  • Paste the embed code for the video file which you wish to upload to SharePoint and share with others to the Discussion Board in the textbox:

  • Click Insert:

  • You will now have a new discussion thread whose body consists of the video you selected:

Insert Video from a SharePoint Asset Library to Discussion Board:

  • To insert a video into a new discussion topic, initiate a new discussion thread. In the Edit Item mode, select the Insert tab from the Ribbon. Select Video and Audio and then From SharePoint from the drop-down list:

  • Select the List where the image is stored from the menu tree on the left and then select the video file you wish to insert from the menu choices on the right. Click on the video file to add the item to add your discussion thread:

  • You will now have a new discussion thread whose body consists of the video you selected:

Insert Video from a Video address to Discussion Board:

  • To insert a video into a new discussion topic, initiate a new discussion thread. In the Edit Item mode, select the Insert tab from the Ribbon. Select Video and Audio and then From Address from the drop-down list:

  • Input the video address for the video file which you wish to upload to SharePoint and share to the Discussion Board. Click OK:

  • You will now have a new discussion thread whose body consists of the video you selected:


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