UMKC Web Policy, Requirements and Recommendations

Audio and Video

Multimedia on University Web sites should be used primarily as a content element, not as a navigation or design element.

Examples of multimedia as content include:

  • Sound files for instructional purposes
  • Podcasts
  • Interactive training sites
  • Instructional video

Examples of multimedia as design include:

  • Introductory Flash presentations on Web sites
  • Background music embedded in a page

If you choose to use multimedia that runs automatically, there must be a clearly marked way for site visitors to turn off the application. For example, a Flash video that introduces your Web site should have a clearly marked “skip intro” button that allows visitors to bypass the intro.



Creating Video Podcasts
Flash 101
When Not to Use Flash




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