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MyMediasite video upload for UM staff
The MyMediasite portal allows all UM staff members to upload and publish their educational videos in many formats.
How to upload a video for UM students
Click here to scroll down to the information relevant for UM students regarding uploading a video.
How to upload a video for UM staff
Click here to scroll down to the relevant information on how to upload through MyMediasite and manage your video appropriately for UM researchers and teaching staff.
VIDEO = PRESENTATION
Videos in Mediasite are called presentations, because they can consist out of different types of media.
It is possible to have multiple video inputs and powerpoint slides in one presentation.The user can switch between the different feeds during playback.
How to upload a Video File - create a presentation
Login to the MyMediasite Management Portal and navigate to the folder where you want to create a presentation. Depending your faculty you will see different folder options. These folder options determine which users can view the presentation.
|LOCAL UM||The presentation will be viewable for all UM students and staff. Login required.|
|LOCAL FACULTY||The presentation will only be viewable for your faculty’s students. Login required.|
|WWW||The presentation will be viewable worldwide. No login required.|
Select Create Presentation by clicking on it. If you do not select a folder, the presentation will be created in your user folder. You can always change this later.
Select Upload Media by clicking on it
Enter a name and use the description field to indicatie the corresponding course-code (if applicable) for example: 2017-003-MTH491 (YEAR-PERIOD-CODE).
Click on Select Video and navigate to the folder with the media file you want and select it.
During video upload, an indicator keeps you informed about the status: queued for processing or processed (=recorded). Please note: it may take several minutes to several hours for a video file to be processed. You receive an email notification when processing is completed.
Once processed, a video (“presentation”) is automatically set to “Private”: only visible for you.
You can change the video’s (“presentation”) visibility by clicking on the dropdown button right below the video and change private to viewable.
How to Share a Published MyMediasite Presentation
To share a link to a presentation (video), you need to go to a presentation’s Share page. You can embed the video in an online page by copying the embed code, or you can email the link link to a video using Mediasite’s system emails.
Sharing a presentation
Navigate the folders or use the search feature to locate your presentation. Click on the presentation to view its Summary page.
To share your presentation with others, click on Share and choose one of the following options.
- Send the link via an instant message (IM), email, or social network. Copy the URL provided in the Link field and paste it into an email, IM, or social networking application
- Embed in a website. Copy the the Embed code and paste it into the application you use to update your website.
- Send Mediasite system email with prepared text and link. Enter the destination email addresses in the Email field.
You can choose your preferred email application by clicking Use Preferred Client and the email application on your computer will launch with the presentation details and links.
- Post the Web link in Blackboard.
How to embed a presentation in EleUM
Lecture hall recordings or videos recorded with MyMediasite are all stored in the UM Mediasite catalogue. You can share these recordings through EleUm by using the Mediasite Plugin.
Make sure to verify the settings of the Mediasite server before placing a link to a (my)Mediasite video on EleUM. Open the course you wish to place your video link in. Select Course Tools in your control panel, followed by Mediasite Options. Here you can make the (my) Mediasite video catalogue accessible.
The Mediasite server address will already be inserted. Login with your UM login and password.
Now you select the viewing options and confirm your selection by clicking Submit.
You need to repeat this procedure for every individual course.
Open Course Materials in the left frame.
Within Course Materials, open the tools drop down menu and select Link to Mediasite Content.
In the next screen you can enter the search term for your Mediasite video and click Search Presentations. Possible video search terms include the name of the presenter or the title of the presentation.
Select a video using the check box clicking Submit.
You now receive confirmation that the video is added. Click OK to return to the course.
The link to (my)Mediasite is added in the course materials section.
To add a description press the arrow on the right side of the title and click Edit.
Here you can edit both title and the description of the presentation (video). After clicking Submit you will receive a confirmation.
Upload your video with MyMediasite
Share your video with MyMediasite
Embed your video in EleUM with MyMediasite
Use VLC to transcode your video
mediasite accepts a limited number of video formats (codecs). The most common reason for an uploading error is the use of an incompatible codec. It is advisable use VLC to transcode your video to a suitable format before uploading.
For teachers - How to request a video upload for your students
It is possible to request a video upload form that enables students to upload their videos to Mediasite. You may also request a catalogue in which the uploaded videos are presented to be watched.
The advantages of a Mediasite folder and catalogue, over open web-based platforms (i.e. YouTube and Vimeo) are: all videos are in one location; you determine who can watch the videos; (graded) videos assignments, can be stored in accordance with UM and government regulations; it facilitates setting a submission date.
Just follow these steps for requesting a video upload:
Click on the blue button above to request a student upload and a catalog and fill out the request form.
The form asks for your email address, course-id, an estimate of the number of videos, the period students are allowed to upload videos and who should be able to watch the videos.
You will receive a URL to the student uploadform to share with your students. All videos uploaded through this URL are placed in the same course folder in Mediasite.
When you share the URL with your students, please provide them with a clear written instruction on how to name their video during the upload process. For example: [COURSE-ID]-[TUTORIAL-GROUP]-[VIDEO-NAME]. *During the upload, the student number is automatically added to the name the student has given to the video. If the student followed the previous naming instructions, the video name becomes: COURSE-ID-TUTORIAL-GROUP-VIDEO-NAME-student-ID.
You will receive a URL to the Mediasite video catalog. You may choose to share the URL of the entire catalog with your students or with other UM staff members. It is also possible to share links to an individual video. Please note, regardless of the viewing settings (WWW, local UM, local faculty or custom), people always need the URL for access to the catalogue or video.
For students - Upload a video for your course
If your professor or tutor has given you a video assignment, he may have requested a video upload form for you and your fellow students. This is an automated online form that enables you to upload a video to Mediasite. You can access this upload form through a link provided by your professor or tutor.
The uploaded videos can then be watched through a video catalogue. A video catalog is a mini-website in which all the uploaded videos are presented. Your professor or tutor determines who can access the video catalogue. Student access may facilitate peer assessment.
The use of a closed UM video platform, instead of using an open web-based platform (i.e. YouTube or Vimeo), enhances privacy, and facilitates submission date tracking as well as video storage in accordance with UM and government regulations.
Mediasite supports multiple video formats. However, if your video format is not supported, you may intall and use VLC mediaplayer (free of charge) to transcode your video. Read how in the ‘Help’ toggle below.
For students - HELP, my Video won’t upload
Video upload by students is not a standard feature yet. it is only provided upon request by your professor or tutor. if you know your teacher made such a request continue reading.
Wrong video format
Possibly your video format is not supported. Use a VLC mediaplayer (free of charge) to transcode your video.
Steps to transcode a video (for Windows):
– If you don’t have VLC installed on your computer, start by downloading VLC for free from: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.
– If applicable Install VLC player
– Open the VLC Player
– Left click on the black screen and select Open Media -> Open File
– Click Add and select your file
– Click on the little downward triangle behind play in the bottom of this screen
– Select Convert
– Behind profile select “Video – H.264 + MP3 (TS)”
– Add/select a destination for the file
– Click Start
– Your file is being converted, you will see the progress indicated underneath the screen
You might not be able to see the TS file when browsing via the upload form. If this is the case, you can locate the file by entering *.ts as filename, this will only show files with the TS extension.
If your video file is large (more than 500 MB) and/or your internet connection is unstable, you might have issues uploading your video.
– Shrink your video file, if you have the possibility. Following the steps under “Wrong Format” can result in a smaller video file.
– Stabilise your internet connection;
– Close other programs using your connection
– Shut off other devices using your connection
– Move closer to a wireless router if applicable
– Connect via a cable if applicable
– Go to a place with a better internet connection, such as the University Library