Managing Custom Content Titles

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Managing Titles

Clearly view the most important information about your custom content titles directly from the Titles tab.

  1. New Title - use this button to add single, new titles.  A server and producer are required before new titles can be added.
  2. Bulk Upload - use this button to download a spreadsheet template and upload a list of new titles to add.  A server and producer is required once again.
  3. Bulk Change - perform a variety of actions against any number of your titles at once.  See the bulk change article for more information.
  4. Delete - use in conjunction with check boxes on the left to delete any number of titles.  Note, this will permanently remove the title.  The system will ask you to first confirm you want to delete something before it is deleted.
  5. Search - enter keywords or phases to quickly narrow down the list of titles.
  6. Check boxes - facilitate bulk change capabilities.
  7. Thumbnail – instantly preview thumbnails for every title and know if one is missing.  Clicking on a thumbnail image will open it in a new browser window, allowing you to see the high resolution version.
  8. Title – link that redirects to the edit title page for a specific title.
  9. Producer – current producer a title is associated to.
  10. Expiration – view content expiration dates right from this page. Expired titles appear with a red date on this page and will disappear from search on the platform after 24 hours.
  11. Segments - create segments for any custom content title.  Click on the number to open the segment editor.  Only MP4 custom content is supported.
  12. Series – displays the count of series a title belongs to. This is a link that opens the series view/edit window directly from this page.  You can assign series directly to any title right from this page.  See below for additional information.
  13. Teacher Resources – displays the count of resources attached to a given title. Also a link that opens the view/edit resources window directly from this page.  See below for more information.
  14. Options – preview or delete individual titles.  Clicking on preview will open the title in a new tab and allow you to see how it will look and play from the platform itself, without leaving the admin portal.

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Manage Segments

Clicking on the segments count from the main titles grid will open a pop up window, allowing you to quickly create segments for any custom content title.  Every title has 5 empty segments in the editor to make adding segments as quick as possible.  Empty segment rows will not show up on the platform unless they have valid data.

 

Managing Series

Clicking on the series count from the main titles grid will open a pop up window, allowing you to quickly add or remove series from a given title.  Clicking into the select series box will open a drop-down listing all available series in your account.  This is a multi-select box and multiple series can be selected.

 

Once you have made your selections, click on Add Series to save your changes. The system will process the change and update the series count.  The pop up window will reload with your changes once it is complete.

 

Click on the Remove icon next to any series to remove that series from a given title.  Clicking this will cause the system to process the request immediately and this window will close and reopen once complete.

 

 

Managing Related Resources

Clicking on the resource count from the main titles grid will open a pop up containing any resources already attached to a specific title.  

 

Click the Add New Resource button to add more resources to a given title.  This will add a new row to the grid, allowing you to enter the path to the guide on your server, a name for the resource, and select the type.

 

Clicking Save will cause the system to process your changes and update the count on the titles grid.  The pop up window will close.

 

 

Editing Titles

Clicking on the title name will bring you into editing mode for that specific title, as shown below.  Basic meta-data for the title can be easily edited on one page, including:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Keywords
  • Producer
  • Series
  • Running Time
  • Copyright Year
  • Grade Levels
  • Expiration Date
  • Allow Downloading
  • Allow Segmentation

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 The producer and series are now selectable based on what you have already created in your own custom content section.  Before adding new titles to the system, you will need to ensure that the proper producer already exists.

 

Clicking on the Series box will open up a list of all available series in your account.  You may search or scroll through this list to find the appropriate series.

 

Filenames can be edited directly from this page.  No need to enter full paths for titles any longer.  Simply setup a server and select the appropriate extension for the content you have added to your server.  MP4 for video, and MP3 for audio are the only two supported extensions for new content.  To take advantage of advanced features like segment creation, MP4 is required.

 

The option to allow downloading is configurable at the title level as well.  If this is not selected, the option to download a specific custom content title will be removed on the player page.

 

The allow segmentation option controls the ability for users to be able to create custom segments.  If this is not selected, the option to create custom segments for a specific custom content title will be disabled.

 

** NOTE - Films On Demand customers will not see the download option.  This is only available to Learn360 and Classroom Video On Demand customers. 

 

 

Segments:

Create segments for any custom content title.  Click the button to open the segment editor.  View the segments help article for more detailed information on how to use this tool.

 

 

Resources:

The current number of related resources attached to a given title is displayed inside the View/Add Resources button.  Clicking on the View/Add Resources button will open a pop up containing any resources already attached to a specific title.  

 

Click the Add New Resource button to add more resources to a given title.  This will add a new row to the grid, allowing you to enter the path to the guide on your server, a name for the resource, and select the type.

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Taxonomy:

View and add taxonomy to any custom content title.  Click on this button to open the manage taxonomy pop up window.  All three levels of subjects are required before a taxonomy can be assigned to any title.

The bulk change tool allows you to bulk add or remove a single set of taxonomy from any number of titles.

 

 

Thumbnail:

Click on View/Add thumbnail button to view or edit the thumbnail for an existing title.  The current thumbnail will be displayed on the right side of this pop up window.

 

Enter the thumbnail path for where the image is stored on your server to update the thumbnail.

 

Once all changes have been made, click on the Save Changes button at the bottom of this page to commit those changes.  NOTE - any changes made to titles will require 24 hours before they are visible on the platform.

 

Preview:

Click the preview button to view your title on the video platform, as your users would see it.  This will open the platform in a new browser window.

 

Delete Title:

Will allow you to delete the title directly from this page.  The system will ask you to confirm this action before the title is deleted.

 

 

 

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