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Share your UCL content

Embed your MediaCentral videos on websites, share them privately between colleagues or share them publicly to the world.

Add your video to a UCL website

It is quite easy to add your video to a UCL website, there is a full explanation on how to do this here

Add your video to a social media site

If you have added your video to the Public Access category you can share the video via Facebook and Twitter. 

It's quite easy, go to your content on MediaCentral and you will see a link under the video called 'Share". 

Remember, you do need to have an appropriate social media account to share this and your personal account may not be appropriate.

Share your video with colleagues or your students

  • Upload your content and keep it personal. 
  • After you have received the email stating your content is ready to view
  • Click on the link in the email
  • Then, click on the link under the padlock to Enable public access
  • You can now see the Copy Link field
  • Use this link to share your media with only those who you want to see it!
  • You can add the link to a course in Moodle, or just email it...

Remember once you have given the link to others they may share it further, so always explain that the link is for their personal use only.

Adding a MediaCentral video to a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation

Rather than embedding a video when creating a presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote using Liveslides, you can link to a MediaCentral file. Note: Currently this is not available on Desktop@UCL

PowerPoint 2013/2016 - Windows

To add web-based videos from UCL Media Central in your presentations in PowerPoint 2013 or 2016, first you need to install an app named LiveSlides. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Liveslides webpage, register and follow the instructions to download and install.
  2. Open either PowerPoint 2013 or 2016 and you will see the LiveSlides tab in the upper right side of the tool bar
  3. To insert video or audio content click on the Liveslides tab and the "Insert web page
  4. Open the MediaCentral page where the video lives.
  5. Then, if your video is not public, click on the link under the padlock to Enable public access
  6. You can now see the Copy Link field, highlight the text and to copy press CMD and C
  7. In the LiveSlides press CMD and V to paste
  8. A LiveSlides placeholder for the video is inserted into the slide, initially filling it completely.
  9. You can adjust the frame size if you want the video to just be in a section of the slide

To watch the video, start Slide Show, and open the slide containing the video.

PowerPoint 2016 - Mac

To add web-based videos from UCL Media Central in your presentations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, first you need to install an app named LiveSlides. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Liveslides webpage, register and follow the instructions to download
  2. To install, drag the LiveSlides icon into your Application folder.
  3. To insert a web video, you need the Copy Link from your video,
  4. Open the MediaCentral page where the video lives.
  5. Then, if your video is not public, click on the link under the padlock to Enable public access
  6. You can now see the Copy Link field, highlight the text and to copy press CMD and C
  7. Open both PowerPoint 2016 for Mac and the LiveSlides app from your Applications folder.
  8. In the LiveSlides app  press CMD and V to paste
  9. A LiveSlides placeholder for the video is inserted into the slide, initially filling it completely.
  10. You can adjust the frame size if you want the video to just be in a section of the slide

To watch the video, start Slide Show,  the slide containing the video.

Keynote

Instructions to follow soon.