A media slide can be created by simply specifying a URL To embed an Echo360 video onto a media slide, all you have to do is paste a Public Link URL for a video into the URL field. If you need additional information on generating Links for videos, see Getting a Video's Public or Embeddable Link.
NOTE: The public link to the Echo video must be set to "Public" meaning it does not require authentication. Authenticated links will not play the video within the slide. However since users have to be authenticated to see the slide deck in the first place, you should not need to require authentication to view an embedded Echo video in a media slide.
ALSO note that video views through the media slides (like any embedded video) do not generate student view analytics for the video; only student views of the slide itself, which get counted as soon as the slide is shown in the classroom.
To create a media slide with an Echo360 video
- From the main menu, select LIBRARY and locate the video you want to embed.
- Click on the tile for the video in your library. This opens the Media Details page.
- Below the capture viewing pane, be sure you are on the Info tab and scroll down to the Links area of the page.
- In the Links section, click Add Link, identified in the above figure.
The Links area changes to show the newly created link and several options. BE CERTAIN that the Public access slider is turned on (to the right). This is the default. Private links will not play in media slides.
- Click Copy to copy the URL to your system clipboard.
- Click Library from the top navigation menu.
- Find the presentation you want to add the media slide to in your Library and select Edit Media from the tile button menu.
Alternately, select Edit Presentation from the media icon in a course class list.
- From the presentation editing page, click Add Slides.
- Select Create media slide from the Add Slides options, as shown in the below figure.
- In the Create a media slide modal, shown below, click into the URL field.
- Press Ctrl/Command + V to paste the copied public link into the URL field.
- Click DONE.
The new slide is added to your presentation. It can be played inside the slide just like any other embedded video (such as from YouTube) and is shown in the Echo360 embedded player on the slide in the deck.