Need personalized help with MiVideo or Canvas?
U-M has a number of instructional support professionals who can help you understand the technology and achieve the best results in your teaching. Our goal, no matter where you start, is to connect you to the right support group at the right time to get your questions answered.
To request a consultation, fill out the Instructional Support interest form and you will be connected with the most appropriate instructional support group.
Looking for a cloud-based streaming solution for your media collection?
ITS-MiVideo offers two solutions for media collections: a channel on the MiVideo Mediaspace (mivideo.it.umich.edu) and a stand-alone Mediaspace. If your team is looking for a cloud-based streaming solution for your media collection and you're interested in learning more about Kaltura please contact the ITS-MiVideo team for a consultation to discuss your team's needs and which solution is right for you.
Channel on MiVideo Mediaspace
- A channel is a personally managed, user generated media collection on a Mediaspace.
- Channels can be configured in a variety of ways from fully open collaborative collections to private collections locked down to specific groups.
- MCommunity groups can be utilized to grant channel access and entitlements.
- Related media in channels can be organized into playlists.
- Viewers can subscribe to channels to be notified when new content is added.
- Channels are easier to manage and are recommended for a small media collection that does not require much organization or specific branding.
Many departments across campus manage their own channels on the MiVideo Mediaspace (mivideo.it.umich.edu). After logging in, faculty, staff, and students have the ability to create private and restricted channels. For more information about channel types see the Understanding Channel Types in MediaSpace article.
Teaching with MiVideo in Canvas Tutorials is a channel maintained by ITS Teaching and Learning and is an example of a public channel with a restricted group of managers who publish content to it. If you are interested in creating a public channel or in using an MCommunity group to restrict access to a channel please contact the ITS-MiVideo team.
- A Mediaspace is a stand-alone customizable video portal.
- Mediaspaces can be configured in a variety of ways from fully open collaborative collections to private collections locked down to specific groups.
- A Mediaspace contains a collection of channels that can be linked from the site navigation.
- Navigation, styling, and branding can be customized on a Mediaspace.
- At least one admin is required to customize and manage the site.
- A Mediaspace is recommend for a large media collection requiring organization and specific branding.
Access to a Mediaspace can be restricted three ways:
Allow unauthenticated (public) access such as the Library Mediaspace which does not require authentication to view media published in public channels.
Require U-M authentication and be entirely locked down behind weblogin or level 2 (Michigan Medicine) such as the Organizational Learning Mediaspace.
Require U-M authentication and further restrict access to a specific MCommunity or AD group (Michigan Medicine).
A Mediaspace allows for customization of color, style, and branding. The Bentley Historical Library Mediaspace uses the Michigan Blue on the navigation bar along with their custom logo. As a guidance for a logo size, the Bentley logo is 480 x 65 pixels. A transparent PNG file works best for a logo.
Custom metadata fields can be added to media. The Bentley Historical Library Mediaspace uses several custom metadata fields.
Media can also be tagged. Tags appear as links and clicking on a tag displays all media on the site tagged with the term. The Bentley Historical Library Mediaspace uses tags to organize their collections.
The Clements Library Mediaspace uses tags on this channel page.
A Mediaspace's homepage can be customized. If a homepage is not configured then the first link in the navigation will become the homepage.
The Clements Library Mediaspace Mediaspace uses a carousel and custom playlists.
The homepage can display lists (most recent, most viewed, etc). The HR Mediaspace displays the most popular media on the site.
The Organizational Learning Mediaspace developed a custom HTML homepage.
A footer is not required but can customized with HTML. The same footer will appear on all the pages on the site. The Library Mediaspace has a simple footer with links.