Visibility settings for uploaded video

When videos are uploaded there are certain options available for visibility, depending on where the video is uploaded to.

If a video is uploaded to a course area, it is not possible to change the visibility – it will only be available to staff/students enrolled on that course.

If the video is uploaded to a different area (such as a Faculty/School/Department) then the visibility can be set to one of the following:

  • Public – anyone with the link can view the video
  • All staff/students – only logged-in users can see the video
  • Selected course/organisation – only users who are part of the selected School/Faculty will be able to see the video (for courses, only staff/students on the course will have access)
  • Only me – the video will only be visible to yourself (and system admin)

Please note – if you intend to embed the video into a third-party site or resource (such as Softchalk, Rise, Articulate etc), you must ensure the video is set to be publicly visible, otherwise the embedded version will not play.

Changing visibility after a video has been published

After a video has been published, you can change it’s visibility by going to the My Videos tab of the Video Portal and clicking the Manage tab.

Press the details button next to the relevant video in the list, and on the new page select the appropriate visible to option and click Update. As above, you cannot change the visibility of a video in a course area, you would firstly need to select a different area from the ‘course/organisation’ box.

It is not currently possible to update the visibility settings of multiple videos at once – each video would need to be changed individually.