Getting a Video's Public or Embeddable Link (for Admins)

There may be times when a capture or video needs to be shared with a larger audience than a few classes or select individuals. In this case, you can copy the public link for the content, then post that link anywhere you like. You can also generate "embed code" to surround the public link, for embedding directly into a portal or social media site.

Public links can be truly "public", allowing anyone who can access that location to view the video in a browser. You may also choose to set authentication on a public link, requiring anyone who clicks to view the link, to log in. This means that only Echo360 users at your institution can view the linked capture.

IMPORTANT: Setting authentication for a public link means a user must log in to Echo360 to view it. For LMS users or those authenticated via their institution's SSO (i.e., users who do not have a direct Echo360 login), those users will need to have already accessed Echo360 through their browser (for example, to view a section) before clicking the public link. As long as they are already authenticated for Echo360, the link will work.

This option is only available for video/capture media. Instructors can also generate and share public links to content they own, unless disabled by an administrator.

Generating and posting public links is different than sharing content to an individual.

To generate the public link for a video/capture

  1. From the Completed status list on the CAPTURES page, find the capture you want.
  2. Click on the capture row to open the capture details page.
  3. Below the capture viewing pane, click the SHARING tab.
    Sharing tab of content details page with options as described
  4. In the Public links section of the Sharing tab, click ADD PUBLIC LINK.
    The Public links section changes to show the newly generated link along with the options available.
    public links with newly created link and options as described
  5. As necessary, configure the options for the link as follows:
  6. If appropriate, click EMBED to generate embed code around the link for embedding into an accommodating program or location.
    Embed pop up modal with options as described
  7. In the Embed modal that appears, configure the embed link options as follows:
  8. Click Cancel to close the Embed modal.
  9. When finished, you can close the Content details page and return to your original location.

The Public link you created appears  in the Sharing tab until it is deleted. It is available for all users who have access to a content's sharing information (content owners, instructors, and admins). You can copy it at any time to paste into another location.

YOU CAN CREATE MULTIPLE PUBLIC LINKS Notice that after you create a public link, the ADD PUBLIC LINKS button remains. This allows you to create additional public links with different properties as needed. For example, you may have a public link that doesn't require authentication and one that does. This allows you to post them in different locations, and to deactivate and/or delete one of them without affecting the other.