Publishing Media Settings

Videos from your My Media library can be published to a course media gallery, where they are visible to your instructor and the other students in your course. For your videos to appear in the course Media Gallery, your instructor has to have the Media Gallery activated in their Canvas course. You can check by looking in your course navigation on the lefthand side.

Note: Publishing a video to a course media gallery is different than embedding a video in a course page or discussion.

Publishing Your Media

There are two options to publish your media to your course Media Gallery, Option 1 is within the course Media Gallery tab, the Option 2 is through My Media.

Option 1: Add videos from within the Media Gallery

1

Open the Media Gallery from the Canvas navigation link

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2

Click the Add Media button from within the gallery

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3

Locate the video(s) you would like to publish and check the box next to each title

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4

Scroll to the top of the page and click Publish

The videos will then be added to the Media Gallery

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Option 2: Publish videos to one or more media gallery from My Media

1

In Canvas, go to My Media by clicking the My Media link in your Canvas profile menu

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2

Select the media you would like to publish by checking the box next to the media

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3

Scroll to the top of the page and click on the Actions dropdown, then select Publish

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4

Select Published

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5

Select the course(s) that you would like to publish the media to

arrow pointing at checkboxes for test course 1 and test course 2

 
6

Click Save


Making Media Private / Unpublishing Media

You can make your media private which is essentially "unpublishing" your media from any course Media Gallery. This is also necessary if you would like to delete videos from your My Media. Like publishing your video, you have two options to unpublish your video. Option 1 is within the course Media Gallery and is the preferred option if you only want to unpublish a single video. Option 2 is through your My Media and is the preferred option if you want to unpublish multiple videos at once.

Option 1: Unpublish videos from within the Media Gallery

1

Open the Media Gallery from the Canvas navigation link

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2

Locate the video you would like to unpublish

 
3

Click on the 3 dots in the bottom right corner, then click on the pencil icon that appears in the bottom left corner

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4

Navigate to the Publish tab

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5

Select Private under the Publishing Status

Alternatively, under Publish in Gallery, you can uncheck the courses that you would like the course to not appear in.

arrow pointing at Private option under Publishing Status

 
6

Click Save, read the warning, then click OK

Option 2: Unpublish multiple videos from My Media

1

In Canvas, go to My Media by clicking the My Media link in your Canvas profile menu

My Media link highlighted

 
2

Select the media you would like to unpublish by checking the box next to the media

arrows pointing at highlighted checkboxes

 
3

Scroll to the top of the page and click on the Actions dropdown, then select Publish

Actions dropdown highlighted with arrow pointing at Publish

 
4

Select Private under Publishing Status

arrow pointing at Private option under Publishing Status

 
5

Click Save, read the warning, then click OK

You may notice that your videos are still selected and that they haven't updated. Simply refresh your page and check again.