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UVM Streaming Media

UVM Streaming Media is a video and audio sharing tool similar to YouTube, in that:

  • You can upload videos, add a title, tags, and assign categories to them.
    There are two degrees of privacy settings.
  • You can search for videos, share, and embed them into BlackBoard, WordPress, or other webpages.
  • Viewers can click anywhere in the video for instant play.
  • You can add captions by uploading .srt files.
  • You can upload avi, flv, mov, mp3, mp4, rm, wmv files and it will automatically transcode the files to mp4 (as YouTube does) to help ensure consistent delivery across all devices.

Uploading

To upload video or audio content to UVM Streaming,

  1. Go to https://streaming.uvm.edu/ and log in, by clicking on the Log In link on the upper right.
  2. Click on the Upload button on the top navigation bar.
  3. Click the Browse button to browse for the file on your computer.
  4. Enter a Title, Description, and a comma separated list of Tags.
  5. Click Upload Media.

Your video will begin processing shortly after this.  Depending on the length/size of the video, it may take some time to complete.  You will receive an email once the video has finished processing and is ready for viewing.

Privacy Options

Anyone with a UVM NetID can upload videos. Anyone (in the world, that is) can browse and view videos unless you choose one of the following privacy options:

  • you can restrict viewing to UVM eyes only, requiring a person to log in with their UVM NetID to view the video.
  • you can set a video to “private” so it’s viewable only to those with a link to it, for example, within a Blackboard course.

Embedding Videos in Blackboard

After uploading your videos (or audio) to UVM Streaming, find out how to embed them in Blackboard.

Uploading Captions for Your Videos

Captions should be uploaded for all videos used for educational purposes. Contact UVM Captioning to get help with creating the captions for your video after you’ve uploaded it.

After they caption it, they will send you a file with an .srt or .vtt extension. To attach this captioning file to you video:

  1. Log in to UVM Streaming, click on My Media to find your video, and click Edit underneath the video.
  2. Under “Upload New Attachment” on the left, click the Browse button to find the .srt or .vtt file on your computer.
  3. Scroll down and click Save Changes.
  4. Select “Make this the default caption
  5. Click Save Changes again.

Your video will now use this caption file as the default caption.

Replacing the Video Thumbnail/Poster Image

You can upload a new image to replace the thumbnail that is used for your media.

  1. Log in to UVM Streaming, click on My Media to find your video, and click Edit underneath the video.
  2. Under “Upload New Attachment” on the left, click the Browse button to find the image file on your computer.
  3. Scroll down and click Save Changes.
  4. Select “Use as thumbnail/poster.
  5. Click Save Changes again.

Making Playlists

One way to organize your content is to group two or more videos into a playlist. There are two default playlists (Favorites and Watch Later), which you can use to easily save media you want to revisit.  Saving to these playlists is as easy as clicking on he star or bookmark button under each video.

You can also create custom playlists.  Custom playlists can be used, for instance, if you want to select a group of your videos for students to watch on a specific topic. To create a custom playlist:

  1. Log in to UVM Streaming, and find a video you want to add to a playlist.
  2. Click on the Playlists button beneath the video, and choose Create New Playlist.
  3. Enter a name for your playlist, and choose if you want it publicly visible/searchable.
  4. Click Create Playlist.  The video will be automatically added to this playlist.

To add another video to this new playlist,

  1. Search or browse for the video you want to add.
  2. Click the Playlists button below this video, and select the playlist you created above.

You can edit and manage your playlists by clicking on the My Playlists link at the top of every page.

Getting Help

Faculty and TA’s may write to or visit Open Hours at CTL to get help. Students can contact The UVM Tech Team.

Updated on January 25, 2021

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