Upload a video



MyMediasite video upload for UM staff 

The MyMediasite portal allows all UM staff members to upload publish their educational videos in many formats.

Video upload form for Students

Teaching staff can request automated online upload forms for their students. Students can then upload their video directly to Mediasite. Read how at the bottom of this section. 

MyMediasite video upload for UM Staff



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 Create a MyMediasite Presentation: Upload a Video File

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 file upload, an indicator keeps you informed about the status processed / queued for processing or processed (=recorded). Please note that it may take several minutes to several hours for a video file to be processed. You receive an email notification when processing is completed.

Upon processing, a presentation’s visibility is automatically set to “Private”. This means no one can view it but you.
To change the presentation’s visibility settings, click on Edit. Select Viewable in the Visibility drop-down list; now others can view it.

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 form for UM students


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 -Request a video upload possibility for your students

If you would like to create an upload possibility for students, please contact your video support staff. Go to the contact section in this website for contact information. 

Make sure to indicate who should be able to see the videos

Wait for instructions for naming and tagging the video and clearly communicate those to your students. That way it is easy to sort and find the uploaded videos.


For students - HELP, my Video won’t upload

Your teacher did not request an upload possibility

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:
– 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.

Connection issues
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