Recently I wanted to add additional functionality to the school website.
I wanted to be able to embed a flash video into an article and I wanted staff to be able upload documents.
The embedding of video was acheived using the AllVideos plugin from Joomlaworks this makes it so simple to embed media into your article, the media you wish to show can be local to your webserver or from a remote one and includes all popular video sharing websites i.e youtube
Secondly I wanted staff to be able to upload and categorize policy documents and such like well naturally there was only one contender for this job and that was DocMan
The installation and set up was a breeze so go check them out.