Organize & Share in Collections

Learn how to create a collection to share a set of media and provide the latest updates to your team.

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In this tutorial:

Collections Overview

Create a collection to share a set of media with your audience.

Benefits of collections:

  • Quickly share a set of media with one link instead of maintaining multiple Share links.
  • Share a collection to keep your team or stakeholders current on the latest updates. Viewers can opt in to follow the collection.
  • Allow others on your team to contribute and upload content to the collection.

Create a Collection

  1. Click the Library tab.
  2. Click the + icon next to My Collections.
  3. The Create Collection dialog appears. Enter a name for the collection.
  4. Select a privacy level:
    • Only people with the link: Anyone with a link can view. The collection is hidden from public search engines.
    • Only you: No one else can view the collection. You must be signed in to your account to access it.
  5. Click Create.

Screencast creates a new collection in your library.

Add Media to a Collection

Add media to a collection by completing any of the following:

  • In My Library, click the checkboxes to select the desired media to include in the collection.
    media checkbox
    Click the Share to Collection button. The Share to Collection dialog appears. Select a collection from the dropdown and click Submit.
  • In My Library, click the More media options icon icon on the media and select Share to Collection. Select a collection from the dropdown and click Submit.

Share a Collection

Copy a link to share all media in the collection with others.

  1. Click the More media options icon icon next to the collection and select Share.
  2. Set the privacy to Only people with the link.
  3. Click the Copy button to copy the URL to the clipboard to paste into another location.

Join a Collection

If you receive a link to view a collection, you can opt in to follow the collection. As a member of the collection:

  • The collection appears in My Collections list.
  • Any new content added appears in the Feed tab.
  • You will receive email notifications when new content is added.

To follow a collection:

  1. Open the shared collection link in a web browser.
  2. Sign in to Screencast.
  3. Click the Join to Follow button.

Manage Access to a Collection

Enter specific email addresses to allow others on your team to contribute and upload content into the collection.

  1. In My Collections, click to select the collection.
    select collection
  2. Click the Manage button.
  3. To add a new Contributor, click the dropdown and select Contributor. Enter their email address and click Add.
    Contributors can view members, add media to the collection, and remove their own media.
  4. To change a member’s permissions, complete one of the following:
    • Click the dropdown for the member and select an option:
      • Manager: Manages members, can add or remove any media, and controls the collection privacy settings.
      • Contributor: Can view the collection, add media, and remove their own media.
      • Participant: Can only view the collection.
    • Click Remove member icon icon to remove a member.
  5. Click Save.

Remove Media from a Collection

  1. In My Collections, click to select the collection.
    select collection
  2. Click the Remove member icon icon on the media to remove.
  3. A prompt appears. Click Remove to remove the media from the collection.
    Media removed from a collection still appears in the content owner’s Screencast Library.