UCL mediacentral



Mediacentral is UCL's enterprise media portal, helping users to share and stream their content to enhance learning, teaching, research, promotional activities, training and improve communications.

Mediacentral News

Mediacentral upgraded to v8.5

Mediacentral was sucessfully upgraded to v8.5 on 16th Feburary 2024. This upgrade has fixed various bugs including the known issue with the 'Yes' button in the content library. The system has been thoroughly tested, however if you notice any anomalies or unusual behaviour when using the system, please let the team know by contacting either Mediacentral or the digi-ed@ucl.ac.uk support team

Mediacentral Upgrade - February 16th 2024

We wish to inform you that a significant upgrade of Mediacentral to version 8.5 is scheduled for deployment on Friday, 16th February 2024, from 13:00 to 17:00. This major update will enhance security, fix various bugs, resolve known issues, and introduce new features added for our retention policy.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this essential upgrade process. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at digi-ed@ucl.ac.uk

Mediacentral retention of your media files

From the 1st January 2024 the team will be following the retention policy as set out here. We will not be deleting unviewed files, but archiving them as per the policy. If you have any problems accessing your media please contact the team via our email address. 

We also welcome feedback and would be grateful if you could complete the online feedback form.

Mediacentral to the Cloud - January 2023

As expected there were short outages of the system as the final changes were implemented and as with any application we discovered a few minor bugs - all these have now been resolved and users should be experiencing a faster upload and processing time for their files.

For now, we are keeping the current look and feel. However, some new features will be implemented in the following few months.

If you have any problems using the system please contact the team via our email address. 

Give Feedback - December 2023

We welcome feedback and would be grateful if you wish to do this by completing the online feedback form. 

Image showing the feedback text link on the bottom of the Mediacentral landing page
Please would really appreciate users to follow the link and help us shape the future direction of this service 


Blackboard Collaborate at UCL is now decommissioned - July 2022

The use of the Blackboad Collaborate service was finally brought to closure. The video content has been archived, however, if you had not downloaded your content in the decommission phase, you can request a copy and then upload this to Lecturecast. Where there is a requirement for sharing with externals, or make the content publicly available to anyone, then Mediacentral is suggested as the preferred system.

Information on how to:

Anyone wanting to add their Blackboard content into UCL Moodle for internal use can see information on the adding content to Lecturecast pages.

For users requiring external access to the content then you should upload their videos using the Upload feature and you can follow the instructions here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mediacentral/upload-mc 

To share the video content users can use the Share link, information is found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mediacentral/share-mc

For further information regarding the decommission of Blackboard Collaborate, read the story here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/teaching-learning/news

What is Mediacentral

Screenshot of the Mediacentral landing page
Mediacentral is the UCL online video portal, helping users to enable collaboration by sharing video and audio content through a streaming system that works flawlessly behind the scenes and allows you to Create, Manage, Deliver and View all your content within an all-inclusive solution. 

The system delivers 'Video on Demand' content directly to your audience whether they are on a mobile or a desktop device and works locally and internationally.

Mediacentral takes the difficulty out of streaming content, whilst giving more control, more engagement, and new ways to communicate – all with less work.

Launch Mediacentral


Upload your UCL content

If you are a UCL lecturer, researcher, student, administrator, communicator, or entrepreneur, Mediacentral is for you. Everyone at UCL has access to upload their media content to Mediacentral.

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How to upload your content


View great UCL content

Mediacentral allows you to view your content anywhere, at any time. On all devices, a connected tablet, mobile, or desktop device - or download to view offline at your convenience.

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How to view your content


Share your UCL content

Mediacentral allows you to add your media to websites, social media, or send links to colleagues.  If you are having any issues with sharing or embedding your content please contact the team.

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How to share your content