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FAQ Index

To how many categories may I assign my media?

You can add your content to as many as seven different categories in MediaSpace.

How can I add additional categories to MediaSpace?

Categories in MediaSpace are created by Media Services. If you would like an additional category, please contact Media Services.

What is a Channel?

Channels allow content owners to group media together and restrict access to that media to only a defined list of users. Note: if you publish your media to a public category, adding that same media to a Channel will not restrict who has access to it.

How do I make a Channel?

Users of MediaSpace can create their own personal Channels. To do this:

How do I restrict access to a Channel?

Upon creating a Channel, you determine if that Channel is Open, Restricted or Private. Depending on your choice, you are then required to define who is a member of your Channel if you wish them to access the content therein. You do this as follows:

How do I add media to a Channel?

You must be granted permission from a Channel manager in order to submit content to a Channel. Furthermore, you may only submit content that you own to a Channel. You may add content to a Channel in one of two ways. Either from the Channel's page or from the media's page. From the Channel's page:

How do I remove media from a Channel?

A content owner can remove any of his media from a Channel to which it had been previously submitted. Channel managers can remove any content that has been previously submitted to their channel. If you're a content owner:

How do I approve or reject content submitted to a Channel?

Channels must have moderation activated in order to approve or reject a submitted piece of media. Only a Channel manager or moderator may approve or reject content submitted to a Channel. To do this:

  1. Click My Channels.
  2. Click Edit underneath the Channel you wish to delete.
  3. Click the Pending tab.
  4. Select the piece of media you wish to approve or reject.
  5. Click either the Reject or Approve button.

How do I delete a Channel?

Only a Channel manager may delete a Channel. To do this:

  1. Click My Channels.
  2. Click Edit underneath the Channel you wish to delete.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Delete Channel.
  5. Confirm that you want to delete this Channel by clicking Yes.

What is a Playlist?

Playlists allow you to group content together for embedding on an external web page. Every time you add a new or remove an item to a Playlist, your embedded player automatically updates to reflect this change. Playlists presently are only Adobe Flash compatible and only work in browsers with the Flash plug-in installed.

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