1. Mediaspace Publishing
  2. How to share the link to a media item’s page
  3. How to share the media item’s embed code
  4. How to stop sharing a media item
  5. Playlists

Mediaspace Publishing

MediaSpace allows you to upload and control access to your media. By default, an uploaded media item is not published and set as private – only the owner of the media can access and view it.

If you wish to share your media item, you need to change its setting to unlisted – the item will then become visible and accessible to anyone who has the direct link to it. An unlisted media item is not shown in any channel or category within the MediaSpace website and cannot be found by searching by its title, description, or tags. This is a useful setting when you wish to share a media item with people inside/outside of Carleton University but don’t want the item broadly viewed on MediaSpace.

NOTE: Sharing a media item as unlisted does not protect the confidentiality of that item. The item’s page is visible to anyone with a link to the page.

  1. On your My Media page, locate the item you wish to share and click on it to go to its page.
  2. From the Actions menu, select + Publish.
  3. Choose Unlisted from the set of choices, then click Save.

  4. Next, click on the Share button. Click on Link to Media Page and copy the URL (direct link to item’s page).
  5. Share the URL with your intended audience via email, social media, etc.

How to share the media item’s embed code

  1. Follow instructions 1-3 above.
  2. Click on the Share button and click on Embed. Choose your player size and copy the embed code.
    picture of embed code and screen size options
  3. Share the embed code with your intended audience or paste it into your site.

On your My Media page, locate the item you wish to stop sharing and click on it to go to its page.

  1. From the Actions menu, select + Publish.
  2. Choose Private from the set of choices, then click Save
  3. You may be prompted to confirm that you want to stop sharing this item. If so, confirm that by clicking OK.

Overview:   MediaSpace allows you to easily create and share playlists to help you guide your viewers/students to watch your media in a particular sequence. Shared playlists will show all the media items in a playlist in the same media player.

Video player with playlist picture

Note: Only items that are published as “unlisted” will be able to be added to a playlist. Private or restricted media items cannot be added to playlist. For help, go to the publish and share you media page.

Creating a new playlist in MediaSpace 

  • Log in to Carleton University Mediaspace
  • Check off the media item that you would like to add to a playlist.
  • Select the “Add to playlist” option in the Actions dropdown menu.

picture of playlist embed code and size options

  • A new page will load. Enter a name for the playlist and click Create.
  • Note: This name should be meaningful and convey useful information about the content of the playlist.
  • The playlist will be created and checked off. Click Save to add the media item to the list.
  • The page will refresh. You can now click on “Go To My Playlists” to preview your lists and grab the embed code if you want to share it.

Adding additional media items to a playlist 

  • Navigate to My Media and check off the media item(s) that you would like to add to a playlist.
  • Select the “Add to playlist” option in the Actions dropdown menu.
  • A new page will load. Check off the playlist you want and click Save.

Managing, editing, and sharing playlists

You can access your playlists by clicking on “Go To My Playlists” after adding items to a playlist or by clicking on “My Playlists” in the right-hand corner dropdown menu (click on your name).

To share a playlist by embedding it into a web page:

  • Select the playlist you want to share from the list on the left-hand side.
  • Click on the embed icon </>.