In this guide:

Create a channel

Note: Only employee’s will be able to create a Office 365 Video channel.

To request a new Office 365 Video channel, please submit a ITS Support Request hereSubmit Request

 

Share a channel

1. Sign in to Office 365 @ http://techmail.forsythtech.edu.

2. Select the app launcher App Launcher , and then select Video.

Video Icon

3. Select the Channels from the navigation menu.

Channels

4. Select the channel that you want to share.

5. Select Channel Settings from the navigation menu.

Channel Settings

6. Select Permissions on the left side navigation menu.

Permissions

7. In the Viewers section, start typing a name or email address. A list of results will display from the global address book. You can verify the email address by hovering your mouse over a search result.

Viewers

8. Continue to add people to the Viewers section as appropriate.

9. Select Save.

Save

 

Change channel permissions

1. Select the channel that you wish to manage.

2. Select Channel Settings from the navigation menu.

Channel Settings

3. Select Permissions on the left side navigation menu.

Permissions

4. You will see three different permission areas, Owners, Editors, and Viewers.

Channel Permissions

  • To control who has full control over the channel, specify people in the Owners box.
  • To control who can edit the videos within a channel, specify people in the Editors box.
  • To control who can view the channel, specify people in the Viewers box.

7. By default, only channel owners will see the download link on the player page for videos. To change who can download videos from the channel, select an option from the Show download link for videos to list.

NOTE: The Show download link for videos setting only controls whether or not a user can see the download link. Since Office 365 Video is built on SharePoint Online, if a user has view permission to a video and they know how to access the URL for the video by other means, they will always be able to find the original video to download.

8. Select Save.

Save

 

Spotlighting videos in a channel

After a number of videos are uploaded to a particular channel, it’s time to promote some of them. You can promote videos by spotlighting them at the top of the channel page. You can spotlight up to five videos on a channel page.

To spotlight videos in a channel, you have to have owner permission for the channel.

If you want particular channels or videos to be spotlighted on the Office 365 Video portal home page, contact the ITS Support Center: https://its.forsythtech.edu/contact/

 

To spotlight videos in a channel

1. Select the channel that you wish to manage.

2. Select Channel Settings from the navigation menu.

Channel Settings

3. In the left navigation pane, choose Spotlight.

Spotlight

4. Select a spotlight tile, such as Spotlight 1.

5. In the window that appears, search or browse for the thumbnail of the video that you want to spotlight, and then select the thumbnail.

NOTE: A video that has just been uploaded can be spotlighted only after it has been indexed by search and is generally ready to play on the portal. If you don’t see the thumbnail of the video that you want to spotlight right away, check back a little later.

6. You can repeat steps 3 through 5 of this procedure for the other spotlight tiles.

7. Select Save.

Save

 

Deleting a channel

Deleting a channel removes the channel and all videos in it from the Office 365 Video portal. To delete a channel, you have to have owner permission for it.

To delete a channel

1. Select the channel that you want to delete.

2. Select Channel Settings from the navigation menu.

Channel Settings

3. In the left navigation pane, choose General.

General

4. Select Delete Channel.

Delete Channel

5. Select OK to confirm that you want to delete the channel.