As you may have already heard, Media@UCSF is fully integrated with the CLE, and provides instructors and students with tools to create and share videos in a course. We have been using this feature in the CLE since the Fall, and it’s been working great. And now we are excited to announce that one of its additional features, the Media Gallery, is fully deployed and ready for use!
What is the Media Gallery, who can add video to it, and how can it be used in a course? Here are a few highlights:
- The Media Gallery is a collection of videos specific to one, and only one course.
- It is accessible from the link in the Navigation block.
- Faculty and students can add videos to the Media Gallery!
- Student videos require (by default) moderation from a course editor.
- Comments can be enabled.
- This is a quick and easy way to post a video as a conversation starter before class.
- The Gallery is a great way for students to share video project with their classmates.
A few gotchas to note about the Media Gallery:
- We turned on the ability for students to submit videos to the Media Gallery on February 11th, 2015. If your course was created before then, and you have previously accessed the Media Gallery, you’ll need to enable the “moderate content” setting manually.
- Media Gallery videos cannot be “imported” from course to course, so they do not “roll over” into the new semester’s course. It is very easy, however, to add videos back into the Media Gallery, because they are stored in the owner’s My Media repository, and it only takes a few clicks.
We have a full write up, including a downloadable PDF with step-by-step instructions, available in our Support Center: Media@UCSF documentation
Check it out, and let us know how you use the Media Gallery. If you have any questions, please contact us!