theBox is UNSW's new media management tool. Content from UNSWTV has been migrated to theBox.
Will content be migrated from legacy systems and how do I find my migrated content?
UNSWTV media such as videos and audio files have been automatically migrated to theBox. The privacy settings in both systems are nearly identical, so the permissions on the media in theBox will look nearly identical:
|UNSWTV Setting||theBox Setting|
|Only Staff||All Staff|
|All staff and students||All Staff (view section Linking migrated content to Moodle and website section below for instructions on how to reshare videos)|
For this reason students can not log into theBox directly, and the "All staff and students" permission no longer exists.
Due to the creation of a new simpler streamlined collection/gallery model, UNSWTV collections were not migrated to theBox and therefore migrated content will need to be reorganised (please see below for how to share groups of videos).
We suggest users log into theBox to confirm their content has been migrated and retire material no longer required.
To access this content log into theBox.
Legacy MyMedia content will not be automatically migrated to theBox. Given the age of this content it is appropriate at this juncture that we explore republishing options and we have contacted content owners.
Moodle Media Collection Standard mode
During S1 2015, users had the option of opting into the Moodle Media Collection theBox mode. As such all previous and new collections created using Moodle Media Collection Standard mode was migrated automatically to Moodle Media Collection theBox mode at the end of S1 2015. The Standard Mode is no longer available.
Will UNSWTV embed codes, direct links and collections still work?
If you have used UNSW Tv iframe embed codes to share videos from UNSWTV, these embed codes were redirected to the migrated content within theBox and continue to work. However we suggest you review security settings for videos that you are planning on sharing.
An embed code looks like:
These legacy flash based embed codes do not work, but can be easily replaced by copying/pasting the supported iframe embed codes from theBox, or by manually changing the embed text.
Links to Videos
As students are not able to log into theBox directly, if you have previously shared a direct URL/link to a video in UNSWTV directly (not using an iframe embed code) and the video is not set to public, e.g. was set as All Staff and Students, this will no longer work. You will need to re-share these videos via a supported method (eg. Moodle Media button (easiest) / Media Collection / iframe embed code) or decrease the security so student login is no longer required (eg. Public).
A direct link to a video looks like:
How to directly share theBox resources within Moodle, without a direct URL
Scroll down to the Restrict access to dropdown and select Public.
- Click Save.
An embed code will now appear on the page. Click on the embed code.
- Select the quality you wish to use.
If you want the video to automatically start playing click the Autostart checkbox.
- Click the embed code again and copy it.
- In the first window where you created a new page on your website paste the embed code into your website editor.
- Repeat steps 3-11 for each video.
Organising migrated content
By default, content migrated from UNSWTV will saved not be organised within collections or galleries. To organise material please read the guide on moving media between collections and galleries.