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

Instructions for embedding content from UCL Mediacentral

For UCL websites, we advise all people at UCL to upload and embed videos from Mediacentral.

In the Silva CMS

  1. On your website, go to the page where you'd like to add the video
  2. Go to the relevant page on Mediacentral
  3. Copy the link by clicking on the 'Share' icon that you will see to the top right of a video
  4. Go to the code source: Indigo: embed a video hosted on Mediacentral or UCL Server
  5. Use the copied link as the Media ID
  6. The flag text will appear in the top left-hand corner of the video - but on the right if you choose: 'float-right'
  7. All other options should be decided by the Editor
  8. Save and publish

If your website has been migrated to Drupal

  1. Ensure you are in editing mode
  2. Click where you want the embedded media to appear
  3. In the editing toolbar click on the Embed external widgets icon  -  </>

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Editing toolbar icons

  1. Complete the field with the URL of the individual media item e.g. https://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Player/13112516
  2. You will see a sample widget holder

    Widget-Place-Holder
  3. Save or save and publish if the page is new!

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 need to have a social media account to share this and you should consider carefully if using a personal account whether this is 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, this takes you to your content in Mediacentral.
  • Then, click on the Share icon in the top right corner 
  • Enable public access, 
  • You can now view the link and use this 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, best practice is to 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 application this is not available on Desktop@UCL

PowerPoint 2013/2016 - Windows

To add web-based videos from Mediacentral 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 Share 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 Mediacentral 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 Share 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.