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Edit Media Library Settings

To access Media Library Settings, just click the Media options link Three dots icon to the left of any Media Library, then click "Settings."

Media Library options dropdown menu with 'Settings' selected

Or, if you're alreay within a Media Library, click the Library name in the upper-left of the screen, and select "Settings" from the dropdown menu.

Upper-left Media Library dropdown, with 'Settings' link selected

From the Media Library Settings view, you'll be able to edit the Media Library's title and description, edit contributor permission (allowing or disallowing users to upload content to the Media Library), turn Content Moderation on or off, select your preferred sort order for the library, and Delete the Media Library. Please note that these options change based on the user's Warpwire Permission to the Media Library.

Media Library options pane

Add Custom Thumbnail

You can upload a custom thumbnail to represent you Media Library, particularly if publishing your library as a podcast.

Edit Title and Description

Just type in the Title and/or Description text boxes to edit them. Click "Save Changes" when you're finished.

Add Metadata Profile

You can add Metadata Profiles to your Media Library.

Toggle Student Contribution

Select "yes" or "no" from the "Users with access to this library can Add Media" drop down menu. Select "yes" if you'd like any user with access to this Media Library to Add Media (making Users now Contributors). By default, only the Media Library admins can upload content.

If you select "Yes" for this choice, your students will be able to contribute content to the Media Library. This can be quite useful for distance education, or for classes with a public speaking or language component. It's convenient to have students record themselves so that the instructor and their classmates can give them feedback.

Toggle Content Moderation / Visibility

The next drop down menu allows you to turn Content Moderation "on" or "off". If you turn Content Moderation on, those with non-administrative access to the Media Library will only be able to see assets they've uploaded themselves by default. Any other videos, you'll be able to make "Visible" or "Unlisted" to control if non-administrators can see them. As an administrator, you'll still be able to see all files in the Media Library, regardless of who uploaded them. This feature is a good way to share content one-on-one — foreign language students uploading graded video responses, for example.

Set Default View

The next drop down menu allows you to define the default view for the media in your library. You can select "Grid" or "List." Grid view has larger thumbnails and a visual focus. List view is more compact and makes it easy to browse asset titles, with smaller thumbnails to the left.

Side by side comparison of grid and list views

Set Default Sort Order

Finally, the "Default sort order of media items" drop down allows you to select a default sort order for anyone viewing your Media Library. If you've taken the time to Tag your content, you can sort by Tag. If you prefer reverse chronological, you can sort by Date. What you select in this drop down will hold true for other users who view your Media Library.

From the Media Library Settings page you can also: Delete a Media Library.

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