Welcome aboard your Nudgis platform ! In this section, we will be taking a look at the various tabs that can be accessed from the home page. From here, you can access all the information and content authorised for your account.
You've already learned how to log in from the "Log in to Nudgis" article, and depending on your account permissions, you will have access to different content and settings. You can find out more about access rights in the article : "Managing permissions".
Here we are going to look at how to find your way around the home page, and mark out the first paths you need to take to explore your video platform. To begin with, let's take a look at the header of the home page :
There are several ways you can explore the site, which we will describe in detail in the following chapters :
- The "Menu", which gives access to all site options
- The logo (which can only be changed by administrators)
- The drop-down menus for channels and categories
- The "Live" button, offering a drop-down menu of live broadcasts in progress
- The search bar, which lets you select by title, keyword, speaker, etc.
- The "Add content" function, which lets you upload media, record using WebStudio, and create live broadcasts
- Your user account panel, where you can set your personal contact details and find quick links to your content and statistics.
Accessible from the top left-hand corner of the home page, the "Menu" is the starting point for the site's entire tree structure. Here you'll find a number of categories that are essential for navigating your Nudgis, starting with the choice of language used by the interface :
Note that the six languages offered represent all the idioms available in the interface.
The Menu can be accessed from any Nudgis page, so the first function, the "Home" button, takes you directly to the home page of the site.
In the second position, the "Channels" button allows you to access all sections and sub-sections of your Nudgis contents :
You can use the arrows to unfold the tree structure. Clicking on a channel will open the corresponding page, while selecting the "Channels" button directly will give you access to the main channels of the site (also called "Main" channels) :
The "Categories" are defined by the site's administration team. This allows videos to be tagged with one or other category, simplifying the organisation and search for content.
Clicking on one of the categories will take you to a page listing the videos in said category :
If your user account does not have access rights to a video in a category, it will not be displayed in the selection.
The next tab, "Administration", is a bit special. Depending on your level of rights, you will have access to more or less options. As you can see, this tab is primarily intended for administrators, hence it is where, you can modify site settings, user accounts and their permissions, authentication methods, and synchronisations with third-party services. If you are an administrator, we invite you to discover the "Administration" section, where you will find all the articles relating to this menu.
In the following, we will confine ourselves to explore the functions available to the common user.
This simplified administration panel lets you moderate the annotations and comments on your content (i.e. the content for which you are the speaker). Clicking on the button will take you to a page listing all the videos for which you have moderation rights.
If no comments or activities have been made on the media, it will not appear in the list.
You can search by keyword in the title or commentary, by speaker or other metadata, to refine your list. You can also select all videos, or those containing unmoderated annotations. Once the items have been selected, you are given a choice of action : validate or reject the comment(s), or even delete them altogether. Note that the icon representing three vertically aligned dots is used to delete or reject comments individually, and that the eye-shaped icon, slightly above it, is used to hide or show the annotation.
The second setting in the "Administration" panel is the management of tasks in progress on your media, such as transcoding, slide detection or trimming. This allows you to check the progress of the task and its status.
The position of your media in the queue of all the tasks managed by Nudgis can vary depending on the priorities set and the server workload, so certain tasks can take a long time, particularly in the case of long-running media or mass upload. If a task fails, it is best to alert your Nudgis administration team so that they can rectify the situation.
In fact, this panel is only a monitoring tool, and actions are reserved for the administrators of your platform. It is still useful, however, to have an overview of the progress of your current tasks.
The next function gives you access to statistics related to the media on your site. Clicking on this button will take you to a page giving information on the number of views, viewing time, peak viewing times, number of users who have viewed the video, etc. This data can be filtered by period, by channel or media, by category or even by user. CSV export of total or sorted data is also possible from this menu.Please keep in mind that selecting a longer period can increase the time to generate the file. To find out more, take a look at the dedicated article "Statistics in Nudgis".
Finally, the last two features are "Need help?", which will send you to help.ubicast.tv, our platform dedicated to tutorial videos...
And 'Latest media', which, as the name suggests, displays a list of all the latest media added to the platform, from the most recent to the oldest.
Using the "Display" button, you can change the layout to list or thumbnail, and filter videos by editable or not, published or not, speaker, and category. You can also change the number of items displayed on the page, and activate the option to display a type icon on the thumbnails of your media. When this option is on, an icon appears on each item, to the right of the duration, indicating which type of media it is (video, Dynamic Rich Media, channel, etc.). If the language of the media is set, the corresponding flag will also be displayed. :
Using the "Content types" button, you can also filter by displaying only the items of your choice: channels, videos, live broadcasts or photos. This panel for referencing the latest media is very useful for finding and editing your recent content.
We have taken a tour of the functions offered by the "Menu", and we are now going to look at the other possibilities offered by the top banner.
Adding content, user accounts and other top banner functions
As you probably guessed, all the site's functions, content and settings are accessible via the "Menu". However, you will find some handy shortcuts to these functions in the top banner of the site. Among them, we will leave aside the setting of the logo, which remains the responsibility of the site's administration team, except to say that clicking on it takes you back to the home page. Similarly, we will say only a few words about the "Channels" and "Categories" buttons, which are used to filter content in the same way as the functions of the same name presented in the "Menu".
The search bar, on the other hand, deserves a little more attention. It offers a number of interesting ways of finding content easily. Firstly, when you enter keywords, the terms are searched for in real time and displayed in a drop-down menu below the bar. These keywords are searched for in titles and annotations, and the drop-down menu offers you the most relevant results, classified by type of content :
If you press Enter on your keyboard, a page will be displayed containing all the search results. Clicking on "Advanced search" will take you to the same page. In this section, you can easily filter your results :
You have the same display options as those described earlier in this article when describing the "Latest media" function in the "Menu". But you can also filter by any type of metadata associated with the videos you are looking for, by clicking on "Search in". A drop-down menu will then appear, allowing you to choose one or more of the following filters :
By clicking on "Search for", just to the right of the "Search in" button, you can access a series of additional filters based on the type of content :
This means you can refine your selection down to the last detail, and find any type of content, even across a large number of media.
The last two functions accessible from the top banner are recording or uploading content, and information linked to your user account :
Let's explore the first one : clicking on "Add content" opens a drop-down menu offering you several ways to proceed : "Record", "Upload", or "Advanced". At the bottom of the window, you'll also find a reminder of the storage space you've already used.
- "Record" lets you use the WebStudio , an online application designed by UbiCast to record content directly from your computer, whether it is a webcam, your computer screen, or both. The WebStudio is a versatile and adaptable tool for easily recording your content and getting it online quickly. Discover the possibilities in the article : "Using the WebStudio".
- "Upload" takes you to a page where you can upload your existing video files. You can enter the title of the media, add the file, define a language, choose the destination channel, and activate/deactivate four options : define your own account as the Speaker, transcode or not transcode the file, enable/disable slide detection, and enable/disable AutoCam detection. To find out more about these functions, please see the "Edit your content" article.
Disabling the "Transcode file" option cannot coexist with enabling the "Slide detection" and/or "Autocam analysis" options. These last two operations need to be performed on a transcoded file. Launching them after the media has been uploaded will automatically activate transcoding as defined by your transcoding rules which is an administrator site settings.
- "Advanced' opens a page offering you four choices
- "Send a file" (equivalent to the function we have just described)
- "Add a video", which lets you either record using WebStudio, or create a video using an external resource (Youtube video, embed link, external resource, or even add without a resource)
- "Add a live stream", used to create a live broadcast, from a recorder (UbiCast or third party), by integration code, or by external resource
- "Add a channel", used to create a channel or a sub-channel
To find out more about adding content, read the article "Adding media to Nudgis".
The options are only displayed if you have the necessary rights. It is therefore possible that only some of the functions are available for your account.
Finally, the last point to address is the tab for your account information, accessible by clicking on your username in the top right-hand corner of the page.
Clicking on the username brings up a drop-down menu with five choices :
- "My profile" opens a page dedicated to your personal account information. Here you will be able to enter/modify a number of parameters relating to you, such as the email address linked to the account, your metadata, the organisation of your notifications and other options for setting up your user account. To find out more about the features available, please read the article entitled "The user account".
You are strongly advised not to change the login email address without the approval of the site administration team. However, this change is only possible for local connections. If authentication is performed by a third-party service (LDAP, SAML or other), then account parameters are managed via this service, and remain supervised by your administration team. Find out more about the different authentication methods in the article "Nudgis authentication methods".
- "My Channel" gives you quick access to your personal channel, where the media you upload to the platform will be stored by default. Note that in some cases you may not have a personal channel, if so decided by the site administrator. This depends on the permissions given to your user account.
- "My media" opens a page listing all the content and channels for which you are the Speaker. Most of this content will be placed on your personal channel, but some content created and hosted by you may be placed on other channels, depending on your needs. "My Media" allows you to easily find all the content you manage on the platform.
- "My statistics" is a section which allows you to see at a glance the statistics associated with your media (i.e. those for which you are the Speaker), by period, by video or for all your media. To find out more about the information available in this panel, please see the article "Statistics in Nudgis".
- Finally, as its name suggests, the last button, "Logout", allows you to log out of your user account.
Navigation on your Nudgis platform no longer holds any secrets for you, so it's time to embark on your journey across the ocean of digital education. First port of call : our "Nudgis" section, where you can pick up all the maps you need to chart your own course. We wish you a pleasant trip aboard Nudgis !