VIU Campus

Playlists

If you would like to share a series of related videos together, you can do so by creating a playlist in VIUTube and then embedding that playlist into your website or VIULearn course. You can add VIUTube video or audio files, or imported YouTube media to a playlist. Video quizzes cannot currently be added to playlists. 

  1. Navigate to VIUTube.

  2. Click Guest in the upper right hand corner (or your name if you are already logged in). Select My Playlists.

  3. Login using your VIU Computer Account credentials.

  4. Click the Create Playlist button.

  5. Give your Playlist a title. Enter in a description and tags if you wish. 
    • The Description will describe to you and your viewers the contents and purpose of the playlist.
    • Add Tags to allow you to more easily search and find your playlist later.

  6. Click the Add button. 

  7. Click the Add to Playlist button in the bottom right hand corner. 

  8. On the right hand side of the page, scroll down the list of available media. Click the plus icon next to each item you wish to add the the playlist. The items currently in your playlist will be displayed underneath the My Playlist heading on the left hand side of the screen.

  9. Once you have finished editing, click the blue Save button. 

You can also create a playlist, or add media to your existing playlist when viewing media in VIUTube. You do not need to own the media in order to add it to your playlist, but the media does need to be set to Unlisted so you can access it in VIULearn.

Note: If the media is removed or set to Private, it will no longer play in your playlist

  1. Go to the page for the media you want to add to your playlist

  2. Under the video, click ACTIONS and then Add to Playlist

  3. Select the playlist you want to add the media to
    1. Alternately: Click Create New playlist, enter a name for the playlist, and click Create  
  4. Click Add

Editing Playlists

If you have already created a playlist, you can add, remove, or re-order the items in your existing playlist.

  1. While logged into VIUTube, click your username in the upper right hand corner. Select My Playlists.

  2. Click the Edit Playlist button (pencil icon) underneath the playlist you wish to edit. 
  1. In the playlist editing screen, click and hold the Move Position icon located next to the playlist item. Then, click and drag the item to the new location in the playlist. Release the mouse button to place the item in the new location. 

  2. Once you have finished editing, click the blue Save button. 

  1. In the playlist editing screen, click the Add to Playlist button. 

  2. Click the plus icon next to each item you wish to add the the playlist.

  3. Once you have finished editing, click the blue Save button. 
  1. In the playlist editing screen, click Options icon (...) located next to the item on the right hand side of the screen.
  2. Select Remove. 

  3. Once you have finished, click the blue Save button. 

Share a VIUTube Playlist

Once you have created a VIUTube playlist, you can share this playlist with others by providing them with a direct link to the playlist on VIUTube. Alternatively, you may wish to embed the playlist directly into a website or a VIULearn course:

  1. While logged into VIUTube, click your username in the upper right hand corner. Select My Playlists.

  2. Click the Share & Embed button underneath the playlist you wish to share.

  3. If you wish to share with users the link to the playlist, click the Copy Link text.

    Alternatively, if you wish to email this playlist link, click the Email Link button. The email program on your device will open with the Subject line automatically filled and the link to the playlist automatically inserted into the body of the email. 

  4. If you wish to embed the playlist inside a website or a VIULearn course, you can edit the following Embed Settings:
    • Choose Player: Choose whether you would like the Horizontal or Vertical Player. 

      The Horizontal Player will display all the items in your playlist on the right hand side of the player. Users will be able to view another item in the playlist by clicking on item's thumbnail.

      The Vertical Player will display all the items in your playlist below the player. Users will be able to view another item in the playlist by clicking on the item's thumbnail.

    • Max Embed Size: Choose the maximum width and height for the embedded playlist.
       
    • Auto Play: Enabling this option means that once users have finished one item in the playlist, the next item in the playlist will automatically begin to play.

  5. Once you have finished editing the Embed Settings, click the Copy Embed text.

Once you have copied the embed code, navigate and embed the playlist into the appropriate website or location.