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Working with Ensemble Playlists

Creating a Playlist

From within your Media Library, select Playlists from the menu on the left, and then click the Add button.

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Type in a Name for the playlist. If you want students to be able to download the videos, check the Allow Download box. When finished click the green Save button.

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Customizing with Categories

Creating Categories

In your Media Library, select Playlists from the menu on the left. Click the Categories button for the playlist you want to work with.

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Click the Add button to add a new category. Type in a name and click Save.

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Placing Videos into a Category

From your Media Library, click b for your video.

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Under the playlist, check the box for the category you want the video listed in.

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When finished click the green Publish button at the bottom.

Finding the Embed Code for your Customized Playlist

From your Media Library, select Playlists from the menu on the left. Click the Embed Playlist button.

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Scroll down to the Custom Options & Appearance area and make the selections you’d like for your playlist. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you can click Preview to see if it looks how you want, or copy the Custom Plugin Code by highlighting it and using ctrl+c.

Placing Customized Playlists in Moodle

In your course, Turn editing on, and in the topic area you would like to place the playlist, click Add an activity or resource. Select Page, click Add, and fill in the Name. In the Page content box, click the Show more buttons icon (first icon in the row), and then click the < > HTML icon (last icon in row three).

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Paste the embed code in the text area provided by using ctrl+v. Click the < > HTML icon again to change out of that mode. Under Appearance, using the Display drop down menu, select In pop-up. Scroll down and click the Save and return to course button at the bottom.

Auto-Publishing to a Playlist

For use with Lecture Capture, using one playlist, you can have that playlist setup to “watch” for any videos coming into your library from Ensemble Anthem. When the videos come in, they will automatically be published to the playlist you designated.

To enable ALL your lectures to auto-publish to a single playlist log into Ensemble and from your Media Library, select Playlists from the menu on the left. Click the Auto-Publish button for your playlist.

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Under Ensemble Anthem, click the box next to Default Category.

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Scroll down and click the green Save button. Now, everything that comes in from Ensemble Anthem will automatically publish into this single playlist.

Creating Permalinks

This allows you to create a URL to share the playlist out as opposed to the embed code.

Once you create a playlist you will see the Create Permalink button, click it.

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Click the Permalink button.

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The Permalink window will open where you can copy the link, preview by clicking the View button, select some Advanced Settings, and create a custom permalink.

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Download the Working with Ensemble Playlists Tutorial