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Once you have found useful files, what can you do with them? You can share individual files with specific people, or share collections with whole groups of people. You can also insert media you find here into your Inside Berklee Course. Watch the video for information regarding sharing via collections, the easiest ways to share a large group of audio, video, and PDF files. Step by step instructions for sharing individual files, or embeding them in Inside Berklee Courses are available below.
Select the Items
Sharing items follows a similar process to adding items to collections. Once you have found an item, to select it, click the Add to Selection checkmark. Alternatively, you can click the in the empty white space of the box that surrounds it. This will highlight the item, and will also make a new Selection box appear at the top left. If you made a selection in error, you can click in the same empty space on the item again, or click Clear All in the slection box to deselect all items.
Share an Individual Item
Some individual items are marked as "Downloadable." These items will have an additional Send button appear in the selection box. Click send to send a link to that specific item to an individual. It should be noted though, that for copyright compliance, many items in the Berklee Digital Media collection are not downloadable. If it is a PDF, Image, Audio, or Video file, it can be "embedded" into Inside Berklee Courses.
If you wish to "embed" an item into your Inside Berklee Course, you can click the links button below the preview image. Choose the embed tab, and click on the code provided. To copy it, hold the command key down on your keyboard, and press the letter C. You can add this to your course anywhere you see the text editor. Use the Toggle Toolbar icon first to show more options. Then click the HTML icon which will bring up a new text box. Paste the embed code by holding the command key down on your keyboard, and pressing the letter V.
Sharing a Collection
If you would rather share several files at once, you can choose the Share as Collection button. You will first be asked to name the collection, and give it a description. The name is required, the description is not. Note that this group of items will be available under the Collections tab for you to refer to later.
*Sharing a collection will only work with: Images, PDFs, Audio & Video.
At this point you can choose who to share this with. You'll want to click the + Add New Recipient button, and put in an email address and name of someone to send it to. Repeat this process for each individual recipient. They will be remembered in the future, so you'll only need to add them once to the system.
Link to a Collection
You sure can! If this is a group of items that will be acessed by students or a large group, you can copy a link to this collection, and paste it into your Inside Berklee Course, or anywhere else for that matter. Start by going to the Collections tab, and clicking the Edit button next to the collection to share.
Get the Share URL
Find the Share URL in the left column. If you see the word Share and nothing underneath it, click on the word share to show the link. Copy that link by highlighting it, and pressing Command + C, or by going to Edit > Copy in the menu bar. Now that link can be pasted into your course in IBC.
Add a URL to Your Course
Login to Inside Berklee Courses, and choose the appropriate course. Turn Editing On, then click Add an Activity or Resource in the appropriate section. Choose URL from the list, click add.
Paste the Link, and Save
Give the link an appropriate name, like "Course Videos" or "Sheet Music Collection." Now paste the link into the box labled URL. Save and return to your course, and you will now have a link to that collection for students to use.
With all of this content, it could quickly become a challenge to keep track of what's most useful to you. Fortunately there are "Collections" which allow us to group content that we migth want to use. You can group content by what course it would be most useful for, or by a topic that will help you find it again easily. It's entirely up to you.
Select the Items
Once you have found an item, if you would like to add it to a collection, to select it, click the Add to Selection checkmark. Alternatively, you can click the in the empty white space of the box that surrounds it. This will highlight the item, and will also make a new Selection box appear at the top left. If you made a selection in error, you can click in the same empty space on the item again, or click Clear All in the slection box to deselect all items.
Add it to a Collection
The selection box on the left allows you do quickly group these items by clicking Add to Collection. If you are grouping these assets specifically to send to someone, you can choose Share Collection instead. This will combine the process of creating a collection that you can reference later, and will immediately email a link with all of these itmes to someone. For more about sharing collections, see the Sharing section.
Choose an Existing Collection, or Name a New One
Choose New Collection from the list, and give it a name, such as the name of the course this media collection will be used for. You can also add a description if you may have some collections with similar names. If you have already created a collection, choose Existing Collection instead, and choose the appropriate collection from the list. Then click Add.
The Collections tab will allow you to view all of your collections. Click a Collection's name to view all of it's assets. Click Edit to get details about the collection, to change the name or the description, or to get a link to share this collection.
When you edit a collection, you can view many details about it. At the top right you will see the Title and Description, which can be changed with the small edit pencil icon to their right. You can also get the Share URL, which is a great way to add a whole group of files to your IBC course. Find more on that in the Sharing section.
Through help from Music Therapy, Counseling and Advising, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Stan Getz Library, and the CTMI, faculty and staff are invited to three events in the first week of December that will highlight various aspects of music education for visually impaired students.