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Share Media in TRACS

In TRACS, you can use Resources, Learning Modules, and Lessons tools to share media, or a playlist. Below is our three step process for sharing your media.

Step 1: Choose how to share your content.
Step 2: Select where you would like to share your content.
Step 3: Share content in your desired location.

Step 1: Choose how to share your content

There are two ways to share your media:

A permalink allows you to share content with others by providing a link directly to a media item. This is great for email, text documents, and social media.

An embed code displays a video inline on a page. This is great for Lessons, Learning Modules, or Resources in TRACS.

Share a Link

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  • To Copy the Permalink for a Single Media Item:

    1. Go to https://mediaflo.txstate.edu/.
    2. Enter your NetID and Password.
    3. Make sure "TxState Net ID" is selected.
    4. Click [Login].
    5. Under the [Media Library] tab, click [Permalink icon Permalink] located under the media Thumbnail that you would like to retrieve the URL from.

      Note: [Embed], [Permalink], and [Share] icons will remain hidden if media is Not Published or Processing. Only [Download] will appear if a file is Ready, but Not Published. Click here to learn how to publish media. 
       
    6. A system generated URL will appear in the Permalink pop-up window. If you would like to create a custom permalink, type a name in the textbox at the bottom, and then click [Create]. An updated link will replace the old one at the top.
    7. Copy the URL. Right-click to choose [Copy] or use your keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C in Windows or Command+C in Mac) to copy the URL.

    The permalink will be copied to your clipboard. Click on one of our buttons below for instructions on how to share your media in the tool of your choice.

  • To Copy the Permalink for a Playlist:

    1. Go to https://mediaflo.txstate.edu/.
    2. Enter your NetID and Password.
    3. Make sure "TxState Net ID" is selected.
    4. Click [Login].
    5. Click the [Playlists] tab.
    6. Click [Link iconPermalink] next to the playlist you wish to retrieve the URL from.

    Note: If the [Link iconPermalink] button is not an option next to the Playlist,click [+Create Permalink]. [Link iconPermalink] should then become visible as an option.

    1. A system generated Playlist URL will appear in the Playlist pop-up window. If you would like to create a custom permalink, type a name in the textbox at the bottom, and then click [Create]. An updated link will replace the old one at the top.
    2. Copy the URL. Right-click to choose [Copy] or use your keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C in Windows or Command+C in Mac) to copy the URL.

    The permalink will be copied to your clipboard. Click on one of our buttons below for instructions on how to share your media in the tool of your choice.

Embed in Page

  • To Generate and Copy the Embed Code for a Single Media Item:

    1. Go to https://mediaflo.txstate.edu/.
    2. Enter your NetID and Password.
    3. Make sure "TxState Net ID" is selected.
    4. Click [Login].
    5. In the [Media Library] tab, click [Embed] located under the media item thumbnail that you want to embed.

    6. NOTE: For TechSmith videos, select [848x480] or your preferred video size from the [Size] drop-down menu.
       
    7. Select [iFrame] from the [Mode] drop-down menu.
    8. Select the checkboxes for the options you wish to apply.
    9. Copy the code. Right click to choose Copy or use your keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C in Windows or Command+C in Mac).

    The embed code will be copied to your clipboard. Click on one of our buttons below for instructions on how to share your media in the tool of your choice.

  • To Generate and Copy the Embed Code for a Playlist:

    1. Go to https://mediaflo.txstate.edu/.
    2. Enter your NetID and Password.
    3. Make sure "TxState Net ID" is selected.
    4. Click [Login].
    5. Navigate to the [Playlists] tab.
    6. Click [Embed Playlist] next to the Playlist you want to embed.
    7. Select [iFrame] from the Custom Plugin Code drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.
    8. Copy the text from the [Custom Plugin Code] text box at the bottom of the page. Right click to choose Copy or use your keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C in Windows or Command+C in Mac).

    The embed code will be copied to your clipboard. Click on one of our buttons below for instructions on how to share your media in the tool of your choice.

    Plug-in Custom Options and Appearance

    The Plug-in can be customized in several ways. Use the Custom Options & Appearance section to interactively select the features you want to apply. You can also preview how the Plug-in will look with the selected features by clicking [Preview]. Once you are satisfied with the Plug-in, copy the HTML Plug-in code so you can paste it into a web page.

 

Step 2: Where would you like to share your content?