Upload a video



MyMediasite video upload for UM staff 

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

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.

How to upload a video for UM students

Click here to scroll down to the information relevant for UM students regarding uploading a video.

I want my students to upload a video

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. Click here to scroll down.

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 upload a Video File - create a presentation (updated)


Login to the MyMediasite Management Portal and click on the + Add Media  button in your right hand corner.


Click on Browse files and navigate to the folder with the media file you want to upload and select it (prefered format: *.mp4).




Enter a name and use the description field to indicatie the corresponding course-code (if applicable) for example: 2017-003-MTH491 (YEAR-PERIOD-CODE).

When choosing a destination change the bullet from My drafts to the bullet beneath and click Change.


Change the Destination type from User Channel to Shared Folder 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 my drafts user folder. You can always change this later.


During video upload, an indicator keeps you informed about the status: Queued for processing / Currently working. Please note: it may take several minutes for a 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 to “Public” by clicking on the edit button on the right of the screen and changing the setting in the top right corner of the pop-up.

Under the tap “Player” you can set a lot of different additional features for the video, like Polls and change the header of the player.

Don’t forget to click Save when your done.

How to Share a Published MyMediasite Presentation (updated)

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 title to view its Summary page.



To share your presentation with others, click on Share in the right lower corner of your screen and choose one of the following options.

  • Send the link via an instant message (IM), email, or social network. Copy URL provided in the Quick Link field and paste it into an email, IM, or social networking application 
  • Embed in a website. Copy the the Embed code under the embed tap and paste it into the application you use to update your website.
  • Send Mediasite system email with prepared text and link by selecting the Invite others. 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 share a Mediasite video in Canvas

Once a video is uploaded to and published in Mediasite, you can connect it to your Canvas course and share it with your students.

A connection has been made for you to be able to use Mediasite Videos in Canvas. Below you can read how to share a Mediasite video in your Canvas course environment.  

Soon you will find detailed instructions and instruction videos. Now you can watch this recorded Canvas Theme session on using (Mediasite) videos in Canvas.

You may also go to this Canvas instruction page for more information on linking Mediasite videos to Canvas 

As UM teaching staff, you may log onto the self-paced online Maastricht University Canvas Training module on Mediasite Video for further instructions     

Upload your video with MyMediasite 

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I want my students to upload a Video

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.

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 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

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