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HOW TO: Add Mediasite Content to K-State Online Modules

There are two options for adding a Mediasite presentation to your course in K-State Online Canvas: one by one, or as a catalog listing. The method you choose depends on the pedagogical approach you wish to take with your course.

Option One: Add presentations one at a time

The following describes how to add a single presentation to a content page within a K-State Online Canvas module.

  1. In K-State Online Canvas, navigate to the module where you want to place your Mediasite content, for example, "Module 1"

  2. In Module 1, click the "+" button and choose "Content Page," and then choose "[New Page]"

  3. Provide a name for the page, specify your indentation preference (optional), then click "Add Item"
    Add Item to Module 1

  4. Click on the name of the newly created content page to view it, and then click on the "Edit" button in the top-right corner

  5. In the Canvas rich content editor, click the "More External Tools" button that looks like a blue down-arrow or "V" and select Mediasite
    Canvas Rich Content Editor

  6. Click "Presentation" to add an individual presentation to the page

  7. You can wait for your most recent presentations to load, or you can search for a presentation by name. To search, type the query in the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard

    Pro tip: to display all of your content, click on the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard to submit an empty search query
    Embed content from Mediasite

  8. Find the presentation you want to insert into the page, then click on the "Embed" button and select either "Abstract Only" or "Abstract + Player."

    "Abstract Only" inserts the title of the presentation which will open the presentation when clicked, any metadata about the presentation such as the description or presenter information (if available), and the presentation thumbnail image.

    "Abstract + Player" will include the same abstract, but it will also insert an embedded player immediately below the abstract so the presentation can be viewed directly on the page.

  9. Click "Save" to commit your edits and preview the page. You can modify the content by clicking the "Edit" button again and making further changes in the rich content editor.

Remember to publish your new page as well as your module in K-State Online Canvas so students will be able to view them. Additionally, remember to set your Mediasite presentation status to Viewable - if the presentation you just added to your Canvas page is set to Private, you will be able to view it, but your students will receive an error saying the presentation is unavailable.

Option Two: Embed a catalog of presentations

The following describes how to embed a Mediasite catalog listing in a content page within a K-State Online Canvas module. A Mediasite catalog is a collection of presentations, most often defined as all of the presentations in a particular Mediasite folder or channel.

  1. In K-State Online Canvas, navigate to the module where you want to place your Mediasite content, for example, "Module 1"

  2. In Module 1, click the "+" button and choose "Content Page," and then choose "[New Page]"

  3. Provide a name for the page, specify your indentation preference (optional), then click "Add Item"
    Add Item to Module 1

  4. Click on the name of the newly created content page to view it, and then click on the "Edit" button in the top-right corner

  5. In the Canvas rich content editor, click the "More External Tools" button that looks like a blue down-arrow or "V" and select Mediasite
    Canvas Rich Content Editor

  6. Click "Catalog" to add a catalog of presentations to the page

  7. You can wait for your most recent catalogs to load, or you can search for a catalog by name. To search, type the query in the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard. Catalogs typically have the same name as their subscribed folder.

    Pro tip: to display all of your catalogs, click on the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard to submit an empty search query
    Embed content from Mediasite

  8. Find the catalog you want to insert into the page, then click on the "Embed" button and select either "Link" or "Embed."

    "Link" inserts the name of the catalog into the page as a clickable link to view the catalog listing of presentations.

    "Embed" will embed the catalog directly into the page.

  9. Click "Save" to commit your edits and preview the page.

Remember to publish your new page as well as your module in K-State Online Canvas so students will be able to view them. Additionally, remember to set the status of your Mediasite presentations to Viewable - if a presentation in a Mediasite catalog is set to Private, your students will not see it in the catalog listing.