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Publish Media

Every piece of media uploading to VIUTUbe must have a Publishing Status. The Publishing Status of your media controls who can view your media. There are a total of three different Publishing Statuses:

  • Private: Private media will only be visible to the owner of that media. Private media cannot be searched for by other users in VIUTube or in Internet search engines. In order to make Private media visible to others, the media must be embedded into a webpage.

  • Unlisted: Unlisted media cannot be searched for by other users in VIUTube or in Internet search engines. Anyone with a link to that media page will be able to follow that link, view, and play that media in VIUTube.

  • Published: This status is currently unavailable and cannot be selected.

If you are uploading media via a File Upload or Express Capture, you will be given the option to choose your Publishing Status at that time. If you are uploading media via Personal Capture, your Publishing Status will be set to Private by default. 

You can change the Publishing Status of your video at anytime in the Actions menu below the video.

Change the Publication Status of your VIUTube Media

  1. Navigate to VIUTube and login using your VIU Computer Account credentials.

  2. Select your username (or if you are using a smaller screen, the profile icon) in the upper right hand corner. From the dropdown menu, select My Media. 

  3. Find and click on the media in question.

  4. Underneath the video, click ACTIONS and select Publish

  5. Change the Publishing Status of your media to either Private or Unlisted.

  6. Click the Save button to save your changes.