How to Add Single Custom Content Titles

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To add one custom content title at a time, click on the New Title button, located at the top of the Custom Content Titles tab.  To improve the data integrity of your custom content titles and ensure a reliable addition process, several fields in this wizard are required and contain drop downs, instead of allowing free form text.

Before adding new titles, verify that the desired Server, Producer and Series already exist.  Producer and Server are required before a new title can be added.  Series is an optional field, but must be setup prior to adding a new title.

Clicking on the New Title button will open the new title wizard and walk you through a series of steps to add a new title.

Step 1: Metadata

Step one includes all of the basic metadata fields associated with your title.Snag_640a523.png

  1. Title - required field.
  2. Description
  3. Keywords/Tags
  4. Producer - required field, must already exist.
  5. Aspect Ratio - required field.
  6. Series - select box, must already exist.
  7. Running Time - enter run times in HH:MM:SS format, each set should be separated by a colon.
  8. Copyright Year - drop down to select a copyright year.
  9. Grade Levels - required field.  Multi-select box, click into the box to make as many grade selections as needed.
  10. Expiration Date - enter date for title to expire in the following format: 12/31/2018.  Once this date has been reached, the title will become expired and disappear from the platform 24 hours later.
  11. Thumbnail Path - enter the complete path to the thumbnail image stored on your own server.  The path should start with HTTP://.
  12. Allow Segmentation - checkbox to allow segmentation of the title.

Step 2: Subjects

Step two includes selecting subjects for your title.  

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All three subject levels are required for a subject, and at least one subject is required.  Select your subject from each subsequent drop down and then click the Add Subject button to add your new subject.

Step 3: Server and Rights

Step three involves entering the video or audio filename, selecting the appropriate file extension, and associating it to an existing server profile.  Snag_64e889e.png

  1. Filename - required field, enter the name of your file.
  2. File Extension - required field, drop down to select one of the two supported file extensions: MP4 or MP3.
  3. Server - required field, must already exist, drop down to select your server.

Step 4: Related Resources

Step four allows you to optionally add related resources to your title.  You can add as many resources as needed from this step.  Like thumbnails, the related resource file must be uploaded to your server, and the complete path, starting with HTTP:// should be added to the File Path.  Resources can be in PDF or link format currently.Snag_6577ede.png

  1. File - required field, enter the complete HTTP path to the resource stored on your server.
  2. Title - text field for naming your resource.  This will control the display name that is found on the Related tab on the viewer page.
  3. Type - drop down to select one of the two supported resource types: PDF or HTTP link.

To add more resources, click on the Add Resource button near the bottom o this pop up window.  

Step 5: Terms of Use

Before your new title can be added, you must check the box on this final step and certify that you have obtained the proper license for the content you are adding.  To complete the process of adding your new title, click the Add Title button.Snag_6619757.png

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