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HOW TO: Make Your Presentation Viewable to Others

Video: How to Make a Mediasite Recording Viewable (2:47)

When you upload a video file to Mediasite, or if you record a presentation using the Mediasite Desktop Recorder software, the visibility of the resulting presentation on the server will default to "Private," meaning only you as the owner can watch it. This is a precaution to allow you adequate time to review and make revisions before displaying the presentation to others.

To allow students and others to view your presentation, you must change the presentation's visibility status to "Viewable." The instructions below describe how to set a presentation to Viewable.

  1. Navigate to your MyMediasite portal. If you access Mediasite through K-State Online Canvas, you can reach your MyMediasite portal from the "MyMediasite" link located in your course's left-side navigation menu.

  2. Find your presentation in the list of Mediasite content. You can navigate to the channel or shared folder that contains the presentation by clicking "Channels" or "Shared Folders" in the left column

  3. Under each presentation thumbnail, the presentation's visibility status is displayed via a lock icon. A locked icon indicates the presentation's visibility is set to "Private." Click the icon to toggle the visibility to "Viewable." A "Viewable" presentation is represented by an unlocked icon
    Presentations Set Private and Viewable

You can also change the visibility from the presentation's summary page:

  1. Navigate to your MyMediasite portal. If you access Mediasite through K-State Online Canvas, you can reach your MyMediasite portal from the "MyMediasite" link located in your course's left-side navigation menu.

  2. Find your presentation in the list of Mediasite content. You can navigate to the channel or shared folder that contains the presentation by clicking "Channels" or "Shared Folders" in the left column, or you can search for it by clicking the Quick Search icon in the top-right corner of the portal

  3. Click on the title of the presentation to open the presentation summary

  4. Near the bottom of the right column under Visibility, click the drop-down list to change the visibility from "Private" to "Viewable"
    Visibility Options

Important Note: By default, viewing Mediasite presentations requires a valid K-State eID and password. If you intend to distribute your Mediasite presentation to individuals who do not have an eID, or if you intend to place the presentation on a public-facing website, you will need to adjust the security permissions so people will not be prompted to provide an eID and password.