External publishing is a key function of Ensemble Video. Publishing content using the Add/Edit Wizard lets you specify one or more ways you want to share and distribute your video.
These steps assume you've already created and uploaded a video to your media library. Haven't used the wizard or uploaded any content? Get started with the Adding a New Video guide.
To Publish a Video Using the Add/Edit Wizard:
- Log in to Ensemble
- Navigate to the Media Library where the content is located
- Click Publish below your video to open the Add/Edit Wizard's publishing form:
The Publishing Form:
When you arrive at the Publish form, the menu for the Playlists option will be open:
Publishing to an Ensemble Playlist
To include your video in one or more playlists, select the desired playlist(s). In this example, we're adding our video to the Library Playlist and Presentation Playlist.
Once published, your item will be automatically syndicated to your Playlist(s). You are not able to create any playlists from this menu. See the Playlists guide to learn how to create and use Ensemble playlists.
When you are done configuring publishing options, click the green Publish button. The Un-Publish button will return the video to its initial unpublished state, where it is only viewable from the Media Library.
Note: This version of sharing is for Ensemble Video 4.9+ Please see video guide for the old method of setting up sharing.
The Share publishing option allows you to share your video with other Libraries. You can search for a specific user or library through the search bar. In the image below, we've selected a user in the Bio 101 library, which will share it to that library - not just that user.
The video can then be published from that library's shared library.
Sharing Content with Portal Users
The Portal Users menu allows you to share your video with other user accounts within your Ensemble Video system. If you designate a user in this section, the selected video will be available in that user's Private category inside the Ensemble Video Portal.
To begin, click Select Portal Users.
The user search form should now be available. You can search through Organizations and Libraries, as well as just type in a user's name in the search bar. Simply click the checkbox beside the user(s) you wish to share your content with.
After you've made a selection, the user will be added to the Users with Access table.
The Delete button in the right column of the table will revoke the user's access to the content.
Sharing to Social Media
With the Social Sharing Tools menu, you can share to social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and email. Clicking on any of the icons will launch a pop-up window with sharing options for that platform.
Publishing to Youtube
Ensemble Content administrators can setup a YouTube feed to publish video content to a YouTube account. This is useful if content administrators want to house their content in Ensemble Video, but also publish their content to YouTube. See the Publishing to Youtube guide for details.
Using the Scheduling form, you can designate a Display After and Display Until date & time. Either or both of these controls may be used, and they will affect all of the above publishing options. Example: if a specific date is set for Display Until for a video that was published to Youtube, that video would not be viewable on YouTube after that date.