Adding Videos to a Playlist and Sharing a Link

Adding Videos to a Playlist



How to add videos from your Media Library to a Playlist and create a permalink (shareable link for students.)

Publishing and sharing content individually from the Media Library works well for a single video, but a playlist lets you create a collection of content that can be accessed with a single link. Once a playlist is created, Ensemble Video users can Publish items in their Media Library and Shared Library to their Playlist.


Before you begin:

Read Tutorial: Uploading & Deleting Videos from Media Library.

Have at least one video added to your Media Library.

Log into the Ensemble Video server with your DSU network credentials.



Click the Playlist button from the left side pane.

The next page will show all playlists you have created as well as the ability to add and delete playlists. Click the Add button to create a new playlist.


The Playlist tab on the left is selected and circled and the Add button on one of the playlists is circled.


Give your playlist a name. The class, semester, and year would be a good way to name playlists. If you would like your videos to be able to be downloaded check the Allow Download box. Once named click the save button to create your playlist.


Playlist name text box, allow download checkbox, and save button screen shot


To add a video to your new playlist, click Media Library from the left side pane. Find a video you would like to add to the playlist and click the publish button below it.


Publish button screen shot


You can add a video to as many playlists as you would like without re-uploading a video.


Note: If you would like to have your video published at a certain date or time click the Schedule Publishing button at the bottom.


The choices for which playlists you wish to publish to are displayed along with the "Schedule Publishing" tab at the bottom of the page.


To publish multiple items to the same destination(s), select the content from the Media Library by clicking the corresponding checkbox for each desired item, then click Bulk Publish.


The Ensemble media library is displayed with checkboxes next to multiple videos selected and circled. The bulk dropdown is also open showing the Bulk Publish button circled.


A new window will ask you to confirm the content selected. If any of the items on the list are not meant to be included in the Bulk Publish operation, press the icon next to that item to exclude it. Click Continue if the list is correct. Click Close to cancel the Bulk Publish operation and return to the Media Library.

To publish the selected content without selecting any publishing destinations, click Apply and Finish. Publishing in this fashion marks the content as Published, which enables creation of permalinks, embed codes, and social sharing for the content, but does not change the content's publishing settings otherwise.

To publish all selected content to a playlist, click the checkbox corresponding to the playlist to enable the Publish toggle.

The Playlist tab is displayed with the Library Playlist checkbox checked allowing the publish toggle to be used and the other two playlist checkboxes unchecked.


In the example above, all selected content will be published to Library Playlist. The publishing status for Nolan Test will not be changed. If one of the videos was already published to that playlist, it will not be unpublished.

To unpublish the selected content from the playlist, enable the checkbox then click the Publish toggle to switch its state to Unpublish:


Bulk Publish window is displayed with two playlist checkboxes checked. One toggle is set to Publish and the other is set to Unpublish.


When finished, click Apply and Finish. Shared Libraries, Users, Groups, and Scheduled Publishing can also be toggled using the Bulk Publishing tool.

Once you have published a video to your playlist we can create a permalink to that playlist so others can access it. You can paste this link in your D2L course for students to view.

a.    Click the playlist button in the left side pane.

b.    Click Create Permalink on the playlist you want a link for. After you click it the button will say Permalink, click it again to see the link.


Two playlists are displayed one with the "Create Permalink" button circled and the one below it with "Permalink" button circled.


 There are several options that you can choose to enable. It is recommended that you enable attachments, annotations, and caption search. From the Advanced Settings check duration, links, and date produced. This will ensure that if you add any of these features later they will be available.


Permalink options and advanced settings screen shot


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