Trunk User GuideTrunk User Guide Media GalleryHow do I upload a video to the Media Gallery tool?

How do I upload a video to the Media Gallery tool?

Instructors and site Organizers can upload video files to the Media Gallery tool and distribute them to students and participants. Videos can be uploaded to either the "Site Library", "Collections" or "My Media".

Site Library: Videos uploaded to the Site Library can be viewed by all users having an account on the site. The videos (along with any other media uploaded to the Site Library) are represented by thumbnail images of the first video frame on the right of the display. When clicked, the video will open in the Media Gallery player located on the left of the display. Media content in the Site Library is not organized into folders.

Collections: Once a Collection has been created (See: How do I create a Media Gallery Collection?), videos can be uploaded to a particular Collection. The Collection acts much like a folder, organizing a group of videos (or other media) into an isolated grouping. Videos uploaded to a Collection can be viewed by all users having an account on the site. The videos (along with any other media uploaded to the Collection) are represented by thumbnail images of the first video frame on the right of the display. When clicked, the video will open in the Media Gallery player located on the left of the display. Videos uploaded to a Collection are also, by default, available in the Site Library.

My Media: Instructors and Site organizers can upload Videos to their My Media space. Videos uploaded directly to the My Media space are not, by default, available to site participants. However, Instructors and site Organizers can "add" a video from their My Media space to any Collection or to the Site Library at any time (See: How do I add media from the My Media space to the Site Library or to a Collection?). All videos uploaded to either the Site Library or to a Collection are also available (to the owner) in their My Media space. The My Media space contains all of the media files an owner has uploaded to any Trunk site Media Gallery tool. In this sense, instructors and site Organizers can upload media ONCE and have it available to "add" to any Site Library or any Collection on any Trunk Course or Project site.

To upload a video to the Media Gallery tool, click on Media Gallery in the left tool panel.

To upload a video to the Media Gallery tool, click on Media Gallery in the left tool panel.

This displays the Media Gallery tool home page.

Note: The Media Gallery tool may not be listed in your tool list. You can add the Media Gallery tool using the Site Editor / Edit Tools function. (See; How do I add or remove tool on my Course or Project site?)

Note: During the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Media Gallery pilot program, the Media Gallery tool must be added to a Trunk site by a Trunk Administrator.  Contact trunk@tufts.edu

Various Uploading buttons: Site Library

Various Uploading buttons: Site Library

To upload a video to the Site Library, first click Site Library, then click Upload New Media. This displays the Uploading dialogue box.

Various Uploading buttons: Collections

Various Uploading buttons: Collections

To upload a video to a Collection, first click Collections, then click Upload new media to the collection. This displays the Uploading dialogue box.

Note: If you have not already created a Collection, (See: How do I create a Collection?),

Various Uploading buttons: My Media

Various Uploading buttons: My Media

To upload a video to My Media, first click My Media, then click Upload new media. This displays the Uploading dialogue box.

Click Video tab, then Browse.

Click Video tab, then Browse.

This displays your computer's file locator.

Locate and select the video file on your computer, then click Open (or Select)

Locate and select the video file on your computer, then click Open (or Select)

This returns the display to the Media Gallery video upload dialogue box with the file name listed.

Note: The Media Gallery tool accepts videos in the following formats:  .flv, .asf, .qt, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi, .wmv, .mp4, .m4v, .3gp 

Click Upload.

Click Upload.

This uploads the video file to the Media Gallery (either Site Library, Collections or My Media depending on which tab was chosen).

Once uploaded (which may take some time depending on the size of the file), click Next

Once uploaded (which may take some time depending on the size of the file), click Next

This displays the media metadata dialogue box.

Edit Name, Tags or Description, then click Next

Edit Name, Tags or Description, then click Next

This processes the video into the correct format for use with the Media Gallery Player.

Note: This may take a long time depending on the length of the video. Do not proceed until this proces is completely finished.

When the video is completely processed, click Finish (or Add More Media).

When the video is completely processed, click Finish (or Add More Media).

This will return the display to the Site Library (or the Collection or to the owner's My Media) with a thumbnail of the video displayed on the right.

To play the video, click the thumbnail of the video on the right, then click Play in the Media Gallery Player.