MediaCore Glossary

Glossary of Terms

A group of Media that is shared with specific Users and Groups chosen by the site Administrators. To learn more about Collections click here and browse through our support documents on "Organizing Media with Collections". 

Sub-Collection: A Collection that is nested within another Collection. It inherits all of the Users and their Roles from the Collection it is nested in.

Top Level Collection: The first Collection that appears in the Admin Panel's library right under the Collections heading. This Collection houses all of your Media and has the same name as your site. Users added to the top level Collection will be members of every Collection below it with the Role they are assigned.

Nesting: When a Collection is dragged and dropped into another Collection it is nesting within that Collection. When a Collection is nested it inherits all of the Users and Roles from the Collection it was dropped into.

Administrator: Anyone who is given privileges to access the entire Admin Panel of MediaCore, including the "Site Settings" and "Billing" tabs. They are the only Users whose Permissions are the same site wide and do not differ within each Collection. For more information click here

Site Settings: An option within the Admin Panel's dropdown menu that is only available to site Administrators. It allows Administrators to edit many aspects of their account including: Roles, Users, Groups and Tags. 

Usage: From your Admin Panel's dropdown menu you can click on usage to view the amount of Storage and Bandwidth you used this month. If you are going over your usage amounts contact our sales team to increase your allotted Storage and/or Bandwidth, in order to avoid overage fees.

Logo: A small square image that appears on the top left hand corner of each page of your site. Recommended image size is: 112 X 112 or larger. To find out how to add a Logo to your site click here

Cover Photo: This appears as a large banner across the top of the home page. The recommended image size is 960 X 305 or larger. To find out how to add a banner to your site click here

Roles: Roles give Administrators the option to control what a User can do on their site. There are 3 default Roles (Manager, Contributor and Viewer) assigned to every site, and each Role can be edited. Additional Roles can also be added to a site. Every User invited to a Collection must have a Role assigned to determine what they will be allowed to do within that Collection. Each Role is assigned Permissions to determine the amount of control the User will have over the Collections they are invited to. To find out how to add or edit a Role click here. To learn more about assigning Roles to your users click here

Manager: Registered User who can manage, publish and organise Media.

Contributor: Users who can contribute to the site by uploading, liking and commenting on Media.

Viewer: Users who can view Media and comments posted by other Users. 

Permissions: They are used to determine the amount of control a User has on your site. Each Role has Permissions which can be edited to give Users more or less control over your site. To view a full list Permissions and what they do click here

Users: These are the people that have an account on your site. They have either been invited to create an account, have signed in via Single Sign-on, or have self signed-up. To learn more about adding Users to your site click here

Groups: Groups are intended to manage a large number of people (e.g.a group of staff or a class of students) so that Users can be easily added to Collections in bulk. To learn more about creating and using Groups click here.

Public: A default Group that cannot be edited or deleted. Users who are not logged into your site are considered to be in the "Public" group. 

Registered Users: Users who are logged into your site are considered to be in the Public and Registered User group.

Tags: These can be used to organize your content. Tags are also a great way of adding contextual data to you Media files so that they can be found easily via the search interface on the "Library" page. To learn more about how to use Tags click here

Comments: If Users have been granted the Permission to leave comments within their Role then they can Comment on your Media items. There are a couple options for Users leaving comments. You can also set up a moderation feature within the comments section so Users cannot leave comments without your approval. To learn more click here.

Notifications:  Email notifications will automatically be dispatched to you whenever Media is uploaded to your MediaCore site or comments are posted. For instructions on how to start receiving email notifications click here

Extensions: The four extensions listed below are all options that can be added to your MediaCore site. Please contact our sales team to add one or more of these extensions. 

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI): Enables users to seamlessly connect their MediaCore site to their Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, Sakai or Desire2Learn platform. LTI gives students and staff the ability to single-sign-on (SSO) to their MediaCore account with one click from their existing learning environment. Users are created in MediaCore the first time a user logs in.

OneLogin Single Sign-on (SSO): By connecting OneLogin to your internal ActiveDirectory server, LDAP server, or SAML idP, you can allow your users to log into MediaCore using their existing account from your institution.  You can even configure OneLogin to tell MediaCore what Groups a user should be added to as sign-in time. With this SSO integration, users are created in MediaCore the first time they log in.

Google SSO: If your institution uses Google Apps, MediaCore can be configured to allow your Google Apps users to log into MediaCore with their usual Google login workflow. With this SSO integration, users are created insite MediaCore the first time they log in.

Single Sign-on with PingIdentity: SSO with PingIndentity lets users sign into MediaCore with their existing PingFederate based SSO infrastructure.

Google Analytics: A Google service that generates detailed statistics about the visits to your MediaCore website. It will track your visitors and analyze the way people use your website.

Media: Video, Audio, PDFs, PowerPoint, Keynotes, Word documents, Images, Graphs, Illustration, Photos and all other digital assets.

Related Files: Files related to your primary Media items such as, additional PDFs, Word documents or Images. 

Library: The Library view from your Admin Panel displays a list of all of your Collections on the left, your Media in the middle, and who your Collections are being shared with on the right. You can also add users and groups to your Collections from this screen.

Activity: The Activity button at the top of your Admin Panel allows you to monitor your MediaCore site activity. From this view you can see the video likes, comments and views the individual statistics for each video.

Podcasts: A form of digital Media - usually audio episodes, but can also be a series of video or PDF files. A common example of a Podcast is a talk radio show, or an educational audio series. Users usually subscribe to Podcasts with a "podcast client" such as an RSS feed reader, or iTunes. 

Rich Site Summary (RSS): RSS is commonly referred to as Really Simple Syndication. It is a family of web formats that are used to publish frequently updated works such as blogs and podcasts. An RSS document which is called a "feed" contains full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates.

MediaCore Capture for iOS: The MediaCore capture app lets you record HD video, edit, organize and easily upload to your MediaCore account from iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

MediaCore Uploader for Mac OS X: This app allows you to upload videos to your MediaCore site directly from the desktop of your Mac. Simply open the app and drag and drop videos from your desktop onto the app. You can upload multiple videos at once by selecting the videos and dragging them onto the app.

Plugins: MediaCore offers various Plugins that allow you to embed MediaCore videos directly into your other platforms such as Moodle and Blackboard.

Content Delivery Network (CDN): A large system of distributed servers deployed in multiple data centers in the internet. It delivers web pages and other Web content to a user based on their geographic location. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to the end-users with high availability and high performance.

Custom Domain: If you use your own custom domain you will need to create a CNAME pointing to your MediaCore site. Ex. Once this is done your subdomain will redirect users to your MediaCore site.

Canonical Name (CNAME): Also referred to as a CNAME record. It is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) database that specifies that the domain name is the alias of another, canonical domain name. 

Domain Name System (DNS): A hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any other resource that's connected to the internet. It associated various information with domain names. 

Domain Name or Host Name: The label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and is used to identify the device in various forms of electronic communications such as www and email.

Application Programming Interface (API): A protocol intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other. MediaCore's API allows you to build pretty much anything involving the use of video or audio. To browse MediaCore's API document click here

Nov. 10, 2014