My Media: Creating New Media

My Media is an online video platform within eLearn which enables you to create and share videos. Media produced can be viewed on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

You can create new media from the ‘My Media’ link by:

Option 1: Uploading Files into My Media

  1. From “My Media,” click on the "Add New" button.
  2. From the drop-down menu, choose the "Media Upload" option. 

screenshot of My Media Add New menu with Media Upload option highlighted

  1. Choose a file to upload into eLearn.
  2. Click the "Open" button to continue.
  3. As the file uploads (which will be denoted by a green progress bar as illustrated below), you will be able to add or adjust specific information, including:
    1. Name of the file,
    2. Description of the file,
    3. Tags describing the file, and
    4. Whether or not it will be made public (accessible by anyone) or private (only you can see). Distributed Education recommends making videos private at this step, then you can embed or link to it within a course later.
  4. Repeat as often as needed for multiple files.
  5. When finished, hit the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.

screenshot of sample upload media metadata fields

The file you added will be in your My Media account for viewing.


  • If you click the ‘Save’ button before it is completely uploaded, media information that is put in there (e.g. file name, tags, and a description) will be saved once the file is fully uploaded.
  • You can upload multiple media files at once as needed. The screen will cascade down deeper as additional media files are uploaded simultaneously.
  • Always check the ‘My Media’ section of eLearn to ensure the files uploaded properly. Media uploaded can be viewed once the file is located there.
  • Once a video has uploaded, it is converted for optimal playback regardless of the device used. Users will not be able to publish a video while it is being converted.

Option 2: Record a Presentation

  1. From “My Media,” click on the "Add New" button.
  2. From the drop-down menu, choose the "Record a Presentation" option.

screenshot of my media record a presentation option emphasized

  1. The Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder will open (click to install it if it is the first time you've used this tool).
  2. You will have four (4) different options to choose from to record:
    1. Screen with voice,
    2. Screen and webcam with voice,
    3. Webcam with voice, and
    4. Voice only.
  3. When choosing either the screen or screen & webcam options, the program will prompt you what area to record. This can be the full screen or any portion thereof. Once chosen, click the "Record" button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

screenshot of screen capture options and record button

  1. Once you click Record, you will have 5 seconds before the recording begins. This countdown will display in the middle of the screen. When recording begins, the countdown timer will disappear.
  2. Once the recording has begun, a small pop-up box will be located in the right-hand corner of the screen. Within this, there are four (4) functions you can do with it:
    1. Draw on the screen,
    2. Pause / resume recording,
    3. Complete the recording (by hitting ‘Done’), or
    4. Cancel the recording.

screenshot of recording screen capture control options

  1. Once the video has been completed, the program will process and provide a preview of the video. Prior to saving, you will have an option to edit the video by trimming, cropping, adding titles, or adding credits.
  2. Click the "Done" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the program. This will prompt you to provide the title, description, and tags.
  3. Upon successful upload of the file, you will be provided a website link to your My Media portal within eLearn. You can copy this link to use later if desired.


Article ID: 60391
Tue 8/14/18 3:44 PM
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