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Make your videos publicly available

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For: Staff and StudentsApplication: QMplus Media

Any media that you upload to QMplus Media is only visible to you, until the point that you decide you want to share it with others. You can share your content in a variety of different ways with other QMUL staff and students. However, if you wish to share your videos outside QMplus, for example to a website or QMplus Hub, or to a QMplus area that is available to non-logged in users, then you need to change the settings on your video to make it publicly available.

This guide shows how to grab an embed code for your video. If you’d rather just generate a link that you can share, please see our Share a link to a video on QMplus Media guide.

Making your media publicly accessible

Go to your My Media area on QMplus by selecting it from the My Dashboard menu on the menu bar

You will see your list of media items on this screen.

Find the video that you wish to share and click on it. Next click on the Actions button and select Edit from the dropdown menu.

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On this screen, click on Access Control and select the Public radio button. Click Save.

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Getting your embed code

Now go back to the Media page by clicking on My Media within the My Dashboard Menu or within the Breadcrumb. Click on the media item which you just made public. On this screen you will see your media content, scroll down and click on Share. Copy the code from the text box. You also have an option to choose the player size (see below).

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This code could be added to any website, QMplus Hub, QMplus course or a QMplus landing page. If you wish to add this to a QMplus course then follow the steps below, if not then paste the code to your website.

Go to the QMplus area where you wish to embed this media file and Turn Editing on

Add the resource or activity where you want to add this file. You can embed this player wherever you see the text editor (see below). In this case we use a Label. Click on the HTML Editor and paste the code you copied before. Click Update and then Save and Return to course.

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You will see a player embedded within your course area. If your course is publicly available then this media will be available even if you are not logged in.

Did this answer your query? If not, you can raise a ticket on the online Helpdesk or email: its-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk . Alternatively you can also request a particular guide or highlight an error in this guide using our guides request tracker.

Produced by the the E-Learning Unit at Queen Mary University of London.
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