Getting Started with Ensemble

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Ensemble is a video and audio streaming platform. It's like YouTube without the ads.

Anthem is a recording tool that lets you do lecture capture and screen capture using video and/or audio.




On This Page:


What are Ensemble and Anthem?
Getting an Account
Logging In
Add/Upload  a Video
How-To Resources (links to other useful Knowledge Base articles)



What Is Ensemble?

Ensemble is a web-based multimedia content management system that enables efficient, coordinated, and collaborative rich media management across multiple departments and users-within an organization or across a consortia. Ensemble is flexible and integrates well with a wide range of complementary video and web technologies, including Nexus. 

While Nexus has a 100MB limit, you have a much higher limit in Ensemble. This makes it perfect for uploading Zoom class recordings or hard-to-find movies.


What is Anthem?

Ensemble Anthem is a solution supporting your lecture capture, screen capture and flipped learning needs that easily integrates with your Ensemble Media Library (the platform which streams audio/video content like YouTube without the ads). Ensemble Anthem enables you to easily record screen movements with audio, and/or record video from a webcam. Once you have finished your screen capture, it is automatically uploaded into your Ensemble Media Library and can be auto-published to any playlist or to your Nexus course website.



Getting an Account

Submit a request for an Ensemble account by doing one of the following:

Submit a Service Ticket

  • Go to
  • In the right sidebar, click on the link "Need Help? Submit a Ticket". This will take you to the ITS Service page.
  • In the center of the page, click on the red [Submit a Ticket] button. Image: Submit a Ticket buttonImage: request button
  • Confirm your email address, and then just enter that you'd like an Ensemble account, and click on the red [Request] button.


Send an email

That's it. Just send at email to, ask for an Ensemble account, and a ticket will be automatically submitted for you.


NOTE: When you request an Ensemble account, we automatically give you an access to Anthem.



Logging In to Ensemble

  1. Go to MyApps and login with your Union College Credentials. 
  2. Chose "Ensemble Video" from the list.


Add a Video to Your Library


  1. Click on the green [ +Add ] button.Image: green Add button in Ensemble
  2. Enter a Title for your video in the text box (required). Image: title text bx


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  1. If wanted, enter information in the Enter Description area and the Enter Credits area, and ten click on the green [Continue] button in the lower right corner.


Slect file icon

  1. Either click and drag your video into the file area, OR click on the gray [Select file to upload] cloud icon and navigate to your video on your computer.
  1. Click on the green [Continue] button in the lower right.


  1. Select a playlist where you'd like your video to reside by checking the box.Imag: Publish button
  1. In the lower right corner, click on the [Publish] button.


For more in-depth information about uploading your videos, go HERE to the Ensemble Help page.



How-To Resources

For more information in our Knowledge Base, use the following links:

Add a Video your Ensemble Library
Create a Playlist
Add a Video Directly to Your Playlist
Using the Ensemble Plugin in Nexus
Embed a Video in Nexus
Embed a Playlist into Nexus
Installing and Launching Anthem
Anthem User Guide




If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk by emailing them at, through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.








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