My Media: Embedding and Sharing Your Videos

Embedding Your Videos in eLearn

Videos can be embedded in eLearn in many different places. Faculty can add videos to announcements, course pages, discussions, dropboxes and quizzes. Students can embed videos into discussion topics and dropboxes.

Students: For all video assignments, you must upload your video recording to My Media (or create it in My Media) and then post it in eLearn for review and grading.  Your instructor and classmates do NOT have access to your My Media files, so you must embed your video in the course for others to see it. The steps are the same for posting in a discussion or a dropbox.

To embed a My Media video into eLearn:

  1. Go to the location you want to embed the video (for example the discussion thread or the dropbox).
  2. In the text editor, click the "Insert Stuff" button, it looks like a "play/pause/stop" icon.
    Screenshot of Insert Stuff button highlighted.
  3. Scroll down and select "My Media."
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  4. Find the video you want to insert and click on the thumbnail of the video.
  5. Then click on "Insert Content" in the lower right.  You should see a preview of your video embedded in the text box.
  6. Click the blue "Insert" button.
  7. Click the blue Post/Publish/Submit/Save to finalize the embedding process.

Sharing Videos

Get URL Link to Your Video

If you want to share a video with someone who does not have access to eLearn, use the URL link. To get a link to a video:

  1. Go your My Media account.
  2. Hover over the video you want to get the link to.
  3. Click the "More..." option from the list on the right side of the video.
  4. Select the "Links" tab on the left side.
  5. Highlight and copy either the Embed Code or the Direct Link.
  6. Share the Embed Code or the Direct Link with any external user that you wish.

Share Your Video in My Media to Collaborate with Others at Vol State

You may want to collaborate on your video with others at Vol State. You can share your video in My Media so that others can also view or edit your video. 

  1. Go your My Media account.
  2. Hover over the video you want to share.
  3. Click the "Share" option from the list on the right side of the video.
  4. Search the "share with" list to find the Vol State community member. If they are not on the list, it means they haven't created their own personal My Media account. Once they've clicked on the My Media link in eLearn, they will be added to the list.
  5. To the right of their name decide what level of access you want to grant. 
    • Read Only: Allow the user to access and view the media.
    • Edit Access: Allow the user to access and make changes to the media.
    • Full Access: Allow the user to access, make changes, and delete media.
  6. Once done, click Save to share.


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