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How do I link to a ShareStream video using the External tool?

You will learn how to link to a video using the External tool. This guide is for videos (or audio) which you upload to ShareStream.

Attention: If you already have one or more videos in Sharestream, but not in this course, you should copy them now. If you don't have any videos in this course's ShareStream folder, then you can follow these steps to upload a new video.

This guide has been updated for TITANium 2019-2020.

1. Enter your course.

course main page

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected

3. Select Turn editing on.

Turn editing on is selected.

4. Click on Add activity or resource.

Add an activity or resource link

5. Select External tool.

External tool is selected

6. Click on Add.

Add button is selected

Under Preconfigured tool, you will see all of the types of external tools which are available to faculty to use in their courses.

ShareStream Video Link is selected

8. Click on Select Content.

Select content is selected
I want to upload a new video.

1. Click on Upload.

Upload button is selected

2. Select the desired video.

my video introduction.mp4 file is selected

3. Click on Open.

Open button is selected

4. Customize the title, description or select auto captions

Note: The computer generated captions are far from perfect but are better than nothing. Captions, once created, can be edited manually in the MediaManager. It may take a couple of hours or more for the computer-generated captions to become available for students when viewing your video.

Title, description, send to captioning are all selected

5. Click on Upload.

Upload button is selected.

6. Click on Add.

You have have a to wait for several minutes depending upon the size of the video file. A small introduction video may only take a couple of minutes, but a longer 15-minute video may take 10 or more to upload.

Add button is selected

7. Type a new title if desired.

Activity name field is selected

8. Click on Save and display.

Save and display button is selected

9. Your video is now ready for students to view.

Note: If you have a message stating "Processing", then the video will not be available to view until the transcoding process is complete. The longer the video, the longer the process will take.

For a small lecture video (15 minutes), count on the transcoding to take about 30 minutes. Therefore, plan in advance and upload your video at least an hour before you actually need it.

Video is displayed
I want to select a video already in this course.

1. Click on the desired video.

How to write a helpful recommendation video has been selected

2. Click on Add.

Add button is selected
the Activity name field is selected

4. Click on Save and display.

Save and display button is selected

5. The video is now ready for playing.

play is displayed.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to link to your video using the External tool.