To publish your video, enhanced podcast or audio file on the College website you need to upload it into the media library.
The imedia library: www.imperial.ac.uk/imedia
During the upload process College branding will be added to your file with an Imperial bumper and on outro slide. Once encoded you can embed your video into any College webpage and request an upload to iTunes U.
1. Click on login (at the top of the page) and then input your College login details.
2. Select ‘upload’ to begin the upload process.
3. Select the file you wish to upload.
Acceptable file types
4. Give your file a suitable and concise title, a description and relevant tags.
- Title – using keywords, this should stand alone as an enticing and helpful summary of the content.
- Description – should give a brief outline of the content, including names of speakers if appropriate.
- Tags – choose relevant tags to attach to your file. Tags are used to search for similar media files in the media library.
5. Select your publish options.
Show in search – will include your file in the media library. If you deselect this option your file will not appear in the media library and only you will be able to view it via your dashboard.
- Publish to: Imperial College websites – this will enable you to enbed your video into your webpages. iTunes U – this gives you the option to publish your file to iTunes U.
6. If you selected to publish your file to iTunes U, you will need to select the relevant iTunes Channel, Category and Collection.
7. You will need to have a suitable image ready that you’d like to use as your front slide. Alternatively, you can leave choose to have the generic background.
8. When creating the front slide you can adjust the size of your image using the image size slider underneath the image.
Black or white logo – you can choose to have a black or a white logo on the front slide. Please select the most visible colour to your background image.
Audio only – if your file has no visual content select this option
No audio – if you file has no audio select this option
9. You must ensure that the content of your file complies with the College’s use of IT policy and confirm that you or the content creator own the copyright to the content.
What happens next?
- Once you have completed the upload process your file will be encoded. Once your file has finished encoding you will receive an email notification.
- Your file will then be available in your dashboard in the College media library and you can take a copy of the embed code to insert your audio file into any of your web pages.
iTunes U – before it is available on iTunes U, your video will have to be approved by our team. We will just check that the quality is okay and your title makes sense, no spelling mistakes etc before approving for iTunes U.
The video statistics functionality in the media library allows you to see the popularity of your video uploads by giving you a breakdown of the visitor numbers. It shows the total number of views, the overall view ranking, a breakdown of views by month and a breakdown by source; iMedia, iTunes and YouTube.
Checking my stats
To access your video stats just log in to the media library and click on your ‘Dashboard’, this will take you to the ‘Your Content’ tab, scroll down to the video you wish to view and click on the stats link.
You will automatically be taken to the statistics page with four tabs; Overview, Imperial College London, iTunes U and YouTube.
- The Overview tab shows the total number of views from all the channels, the overall rank, the breakdown source; iMedia, iTunes, YouTube and a graph shows the breakdown by month.
- The Imperial College London tab shows the total number of iMedia views with a monthly breakdown graph
- The iTunes U tab shows the total number of iTunes U views with a monthly breakdown graph
- The YouTube tab shows the total number of YouTube views with a monthly breakdown graph. (Please note any YouTube videos are uploaded to the Imperial College YouTube account by the digital media team only and if you require assistance with this please contact Martin Sayers on firstname.lastname@example.org
The statistics you are entitled to view are for your video uploads only, if you would like to view other video statistics please contact Liz Swift on email@example.com