MyMedia Hosting and Sharing

What Can I Use It For?

MyMedia interface displaying list of videos stored in an account.

MyMedia, maintained by the University of Toronto Library, is a service that can host your videos. Videos can be shared through a link or embed code without needing to add a list of approved viewers, or sharing the video with the entire University. There is no option to caption using MyMedia; however a caption file can be generated separately and added.

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Connect & Communicate / Teach from a Distance
Typical course activity format:
Asynchronous
Quercus Intergration
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Cost
Centrally Funded

How to Get Started

MyMedia, maintained by the University of Toronto Library, is a service that can host your videos. Videos can be shared through a link or embed code without needing to add a list of approved viewers, or sharing the video with the entire University.

 

How to Use This Tool

NOTE: For support with MyMedia, please contact the Information Commons Help Desk at help.desk@utoronto.ca

There is no option to caption using MyMedia; however a caption file can be generated separately and added. Refer to Captioning Videos for more information.

Instructions

  • Log in to MyMedia

  • Upload a video to MyMedia

    Upload a video to MyMedia

    1. Select the “New Upload” button in the upper right corner of the screen
      Upload button
    2. You will be prompted to upload your recording(s).
      Drag files or browse to files
    3. Drag and drop files or browse to find and upload your recordings. Only video and audio files can be uploaded.
    4. Select Upload to upload the file.
      Upload button
    5. File will be processed. Once complete, a thumbnail of the video will show in MyMedia. Select the play button or the enlarge button to play the video.
      Video thumbnail
    6. Select the Pencil icon MyMedia Pencil icon  to edit video details and change the thumbnail.
      Edit video details window

      • Edit Metadata and Privacy settings as required.
      • Upload an existing Video Text Track (.vtt) files under Text Tracks .
      • View video analytics under Player Analytic s.
    7. Select the Share icon to access the video link and Embed code.
    8. To delete a recording, select the checkbox beside the thumbnail image, then the Selected button above and choose Delete.
      Delete a video
  • Adding captions to a video in MyMedia

    Please read the Captionsing Videos page to learn how to add captions to a video hosted on MyMedia. Captions will first need to be generated in MS Stream or other third-party tool as there is not captioning capability in MyMedia.

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