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Streaming Audio and Video Content in UBlearns

Use UB's streaming server, YouTube or Google Drive to add video and audio content.

About Audio and Video Content

We don't recommend adding video files to UBlearns because of size and performance issues. Our recommendation is to stream the video with one of the following methods:

Using the UB streaming servers via Mashup Tool

Using the Medial Mashup Tool

Make the Medial Mashup Tool Available

  1. Open the course.
  2. Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability.
  3. Locate the Medial tool. There will be two of them. Select the Available checkbox for one of them and the Available in Content Area checkbox for the other one
  4. Click Submit.

With the Medial Mashup Tool you can use your webcam to record a video. Please refer to the step by step instructions document from above.

Upload to YouTube / Add as a mashup or URL

  • Create a YouTube account, upload your content, and set your privacy preferences.
  • YouTube videos can be added to UBlearns as a Mashup or URL.
  • If you wish to add content to UBlearns as a Mashup, select privacy setting “Public” so that you can search for it using the Mashup tool.  After it has been selected, you can change the privacy setting to “Unlisted”.
  • Unlisted videos will not become part of any search, and the only way to find an unlisted video is if you are given the URL.
  • Visit the UBlearns help site for information on the Mashup.

Upload to Google Drive

  • Create a Google Drive Account
  • Upload your file
  • Once it is uploaded, right click on the video and select “Share”
  • Click “Advanced”
  • Click “Change…” and select “anyone with the link”
  • Click “Save”
  • Copy the link from “Link to Share” and
  • Click “Done”
  • In your UBlearns course you can create a Weblink and then paste the link (copied from “Link to Share”) into the URL text box

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