Getting a Video's Public or Embeddable Link
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). As long as they are already authenticated
for Echo360 when they click the link, the link will work.
You can also create multiple
different public links for a piece of content. This allows you
to configure different options for each link, for posting in different
locations. 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
This option is only available for video/capture media.
You can get the link for a video from the Sharing tab of
the Content details page, accessible from the class list (for instructors)
or from your LIBRARY page.
You may not see the Public
Link option. If your administrator has disabled public links, you
will not see the public link option for your video media.
To share a video link from your library
- 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 a
content not found 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 user is already authenticated as an Echo
360 user in their browser (for example, the user recently viewed
an Echo360 section) 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).
Click into the Link
box of a public link to copy it again, at any time.
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.