UCL mediacentral


Login and Access

Mediacentral makes it easy for you to upload and distribute your media files. You can share or embed on UCL websites, applications and social media platforms and the service works nearly all devices.

Accessing the Site

When you visit Mediacentral as a UCL user, you can view, embed, share, and download content and play clips, or you can log in to upload and manage your media content. The public can access all media that has been added to the 'Public Access' category.

Uploading Files

For full access, and to upload, you must log in to Mediacentral to use any of the additional library features, other than viewing content. For more on the Upload process visit here

Downloading Files

Mediacentral allows the downloading of files so that users can watch offline, this function is also available where content is added through the Moodle Media Resource.

When downloading any media file from the system, you are agreeing to the Terms of Use of the service and that states the download is purely for your personal use, cannot be shared further, and should be deleted from any personal device once you no longer need to view or listen. We allow downloads on the basis of accessibility and for those with poor connectivity where streaming media might be difficult.

Content from Mediacentral is copyright of the author/creator and as such cannot be repurposed without the explicit consent from the author/creator.

UCL User Access

Logging In

You sign in to Mediacentral by clicking on the login icon at the very top right of the page. The login screen prompts for your UCL user name and password. This is the same password you use for accessing other UCL IT systems.

To login use the ➜ icon on the right-hand side of the banner:

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This will then display a small login menu. Please choose:

  •  Single-Sign-On Login

Only Single-Sign-On Login

This will either open the login screen or take you directly into Mediacentral if you have already signed-in to UCL. 

UCL Alumni

Please note, if you are a UCL alumnus, i.e., your UCL email address ends with:

  • @alumni.ucl.ac.uk

Then unfortunately, you will not be able to login to Mediacentral using your UCL username and password. 

This is because once you graduate, and your student status changes, then as part of the UCL security process, some of your system group memberships are removed. During the security process, login access to Mediacentral is removed. Though, you may still have access to other UCL systems, such as Moodle and UCL Extend.

User Name and Password

Login Screen

The log-in screen prompts for your UCL user name and password. Please enter them here.

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Login is not an instant process, please allow up to 20 seconds for your UCL credentials to be verified.


For help and further information:

Contact the UCL Mediacentral support team if you have trouble logging in.