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Share VIUTube Media

VIUTube media is not shared with anyone but you by default. If you want to share your media with someone else, you can do so by giving a link to your video or by embedding your video in a website or VIULearn course. 

Share Media From VIUTube

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

  2. Select your student number (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 you wish to share.

  4. Click the Share tab. 

  5. Select one of the following four sharing options:

    • Links to Media Page: You will want to select this option if you cannot or do not wish to embed the media directly into a website or page. Anyone that you provide this link to will be able to view the media. Please note that your media must be set to Unlisted in order for other users to be able to view this media.

      You can use this option if you wish to share a video with your instructor in an Assignment Submission folder or in an email. Depending on the settings your instructor has in place for that Assignment Submission folder, you may need to paste this link into a Word or Text document and then upload that text file to the Assignment Submission folder for your instructor to view. 

    • Embed: You will want to select this option if you would like to embed the media directly into a website or page. You can use this option if you wish to embed a video into a Discussion Thread or Post.

    • oEmbed: This is another option that you can choose to embed media directly into a website or page. If you are attempting to embed media directly into a VIUBlog site, this is the option you will want to choose.

    • Email: Choosing this option will open your email program with the link to the video already inserted into the body of an email. Please note that your media must be set to Unlisted in order for other users to be able to view the media via this link.

Embed VIUTube Media into a VIULearn Discussion

  1. Select Communication from the course navigation bar. From the dropdown menu, select Discussions.

  2. Click on the Discussion Topic you wish to reply to.

  3. Click the Start a New Thread button to reply to the Topic. Alternatively, click on the Discussion Thread you wish to reply to and select the Reply to Thread button or Reply text to create a post reply.

  4. Click the Insert Stuff button (play icon). 

  5. Click Enter Embed Code.

  6. Paste the VIUTube embed code into the input field provided.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Click the Insert button.

Embed VIUTube Media into a VIUBlogs Post or Page

  1. From your VIUBlog site Dashboard, click either Posts or Pages from the navigation sidebar (depending on where you would like to add the VIUTube media to).

  2. Click on the Post or Page you wish to edit. Or click the Add New button to create a new Post or Page. 

  3. Click the Add Block icon (+ icon). 

  4. Search and select the Embed block.

  5. Paste the VIUTube oEmbed code into the input field provided. Then, click the Embed button.