Creating Copies of Library Media

You may not see the Create copy option. If your administrator has disabled the ability to create copies, you will not see the create copy option for your library media.

While the Save As feature in the video editor does allow you to create a copy of a video or capture, it assumes you are also making edits and sends the capture through the media processor.

If all you want is a copy of an existing capture/video or presentation, use the Create Copy feature. It is available from both the chevron menu for library content as well as from the content details page (which opens when you click on a piece of content in your library).

Creating copies of presentations generates an exact duplicate of the presentation, including Activity slides. Any analytics or publishing information associated with the original are of course not copied and the copy of the presentation will act just like a newly generated presentation file.

Copying can take some time for large files. The create copy feature simply makes a copy of the original, but generating this copy can take some time. While this is happening, the copy will appear to be in "processing" status, and you cannot view the copy until the copy process is complete. The new copy, once created, will appear in your library.

To create a copy of a capture or video

  1. From your Library page, find the capture you want.
  2. Click on the capture tile.
    The capture details page appears. A completed capture as shown in the figure below.
    capture details page for completed capture as described
  3. Click the Create copy icon, located in the top right corner of the playback pane. It resides immediately to the left of the X used to close the content details page.
  4. Alternately you can use the chevron menu on the content tile and select Create copy from the menu.
    Chevron menu for video media in library page with options as described

After the copy has been generated, it appears in your Library page. You may want to use the Edit details feature to rename the copy, which has a default name of "original_name (copy)".

Click the Info tab to view detailed event information about the copy. The Events information cites when the copy was generated (for videos/captures).

To create a copy of a presentation

  1. From your Library page, find the presentation you want.
  2. Click on the presentation tile.
    The capture details page appears. A completed capture as shown in the figure below.
    capture details page for presentation as described
  3. Click the Create copy icon, located in the top right corner of the playback pane. It resides immediately to the left of the X used to close the content details page.
  4. Alternately you can use the chevron menu on the content tile and select Create copy from the menu.
    Chevron menu for presentation media in library page with options as described

After the copy has been generated, it appears in your Library page. You may want to use the Edit details feature to rename the copy, which has a default name of "original_name (copy)"

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