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
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.
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
- From the Completed status list on the CAPTURES
page, find the capture you want.
- Click on the capture row to open the capture
- Below the capture viewing pane, click the
- 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.
- As necessary, configure the options for the
link as follows:
If appropriate, click EMBED
to generate embed code around the link for embedding into an accommodating
program or location.
slider: When enabled, clicking the link plays the linked content.
If disabled, the link URL itself remains valid but users clicking
the link cannot view the content.
Permanently deletes the URL and its relationship with the content.
If the URL remains posted publicly, clicking it will return an
unknown error, as there is no longer any association between the
URL and the content. Future public links to this content will
have a different ID number in the URL.
Enter a description for the link. This is useful for identifying
the purpose of the link or the location to which it is to be posted.
at slider: When enabled, allows you to set a 'starting
location' for the content. Users can view the entirety of the
video, but by default the video begins playing at the location
slider: When enabled, requires users to log in to Echo360 to view
the linked content. If users are authenticated through an LMS
or SSO system, and the link is posted in a location that has already
authenticated this user (university portal or LMS location) the
user will be automatically passed through.
In the Embed modal that appears, configure
the embed link options as follows:
to close the Embed modal.
When finished, you can close the Content
details page and return to your original location.
drop-down: Select the size (height and width) of the embedded
video playback. For bandwidth considerations of the viewer, select
the smallest size reasonable for the type of content being posted.
slider: When enabled, the content automatically begins
playing when the link is accessed.
slider: Only available if Autoplay is enabled; automatically
mutes the video on playback. Users can un-mute the content as
When clicked, copies the embed code shown in the text box to your
clipboard, for pasting to an appropriate location. If the original
public link had already been copied to your clipboard, the embed
code replaces that paste-able content.
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.