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 union.edu/ITS
  • 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.

OR

Send an email

That's it. Just send at email to helpdesk@union.edu, 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

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  1. Go to ny6mediashare.ensemblevideo.com.

(Ny6mediashare rather than union.edu because we share resources like subscription costs and storage space with the other colleges in the New York 6 consortium.)

  1. Use your college credentials and enter your username (not your full email address) and your password.

 

 

Image: choosing the Identity Provider in Ensemble

 

  1. In the Identity Provider dropdown list, select Union.
  1. If you are using a private computer you can check the Remember Me box. 
NOTE: Checking Remember Me will remember your username and password, but it will not remember the Identity Provider.

 

  1. Click on the black [Login] button to enter the site. Your home page will be your personal Library.

Image: Ensemble Login button

 


 

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

 

Image: Continue button

  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 helpdesk@union.edu, through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Article ID: 117338
Created
Wed 9/30/20 2:16 PM
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Wed 10/14/20 11:53 AM