VIU Campus

Replace Media

In VIUTube, there is an option to replace a video that you had previously uploaded to VIUTube with another video that you have uploaded into VIUTube. This feature can be helpful if you have a video uploaded to your VIUTube account but you wish to re-record and update the contents in this video.

By replacing the video you have already uploaded to your VIUTube account, this will save you the step of having to re-add your newly updated video to your VIULearn course or website. Furthermore, if anyone has access to the old VIUTube link, they will still be able to use that link in order to access the updated version of the video, as the link will remain the same. 

To begin, you will first need to upload the updated video to VIUTube. You can find steps on how to Upload Media to VIUTube on our website.

Any content uploaded, embedded, or linked to on VIUTube is subject to Canadian copyright law. Please ensure that your content is either appropriately licensed, falls under Fair Dealing, or is your own. Please make sure to advise your students of appropriate use and sharing of copyright protected content.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Copyright Office at and review the copyright Instructors Guide.

Replace Media in VIUTube

  1. Log into VIUTube and click on Manage Media.

  2. Hover over the media that you wish to replace and choose More... to open the Media Details page.

  3. Click on Actions, then select Replace Media.

  4. Choose the new media that you would like to replace the original media with.

  5. Select whether you would like to preserve a copy of the original media. Click the OK button to proceed with your selected choice.

  6. Once the media is replaced with the new media content, everywhere where the original media was linked or embedded will also be automatically updated to the new media.  

  7. Click Save General to save your changes.