How do I allow others to download my Media Gallery files?

By default, a file published in Media Gallery cannot be downloaded by anyone other than the file's owner or someone who has been given permission to edit the file.

You may edit a video or audio file you own in My Media or Media Gallery to enable the option for others to download it.

This article includes steps to enable downloads for a file, use the Download option after enabling it, and disable downloads if the option is no longer needed.

Note:

  • There is no option to enable downloads for image files.
  • A video or audio file with downloads enabled cannot be downloaded from a page where it is embedded in a course. The file must be published in the course's Media Gallery for course participants to access the option to Download it.

Tips:

Go to My Media.

Select My Media from your Global Navigation Menu.

Select the file to edit.

In My Media, choose the video or audio file to edit by selecting its thumbnail or name.

Select Actions, then Edit.

Screenshot showing menu location.
  1. Scroll down on the page under the media player.
  2. Select the Actions menu.
  3. Select Edit.

Select the Downloads tab.

Under the media player, select the Downloads tab.

Select download format(s), then Save.

  1. From the Available Formats, select the checkbox(es) for the download format(s) to enable. Original is recommended.
  2. Select Save.

Download the file.

Once you have enabled downloads, you (or anyone else who can access the file in a course's Media Gallery) may download it.

Go to the file.

To access the file immediately after enabling downloads, select the Go To Media link.

Select the Download tab.

Screenshot showing Details link location.
  1. Scroll down on the page under the media player.
  2. Select the Download tab.

Note: If the Download tab does not appear on the page, you can find the option by selecting Details to display the hidden tabs underneath it.

Select the Download icon.

Screenshot showing the icon.

Under Download, a table will display listing the available download formats.

Under the Actions column for your preferred download format, select the Download (arrow pointing down to a rectangle) icon.

Disable downloads. (Optional)

You may disable downloads again to remove the option for others to download the file from a Media Gallery where it is published.

Go to My Media.

Select My Media from your Global Navigation Menu.

Select the file to edit.

In My Media, choose the video or audio file to edit by selecting its thumbnail or name.

Select Actions, then Edit.

Screenshot showing menu location.
  1. Scroll down on the page under the media player.
  2. Select the Actions menu.
  3. Select Edit.

Select the Downloads tab.

Under the media player, select the Downloads tab.

Deselect download format(s), then Save.

  1. From the Available Formats, uncheck any selected checkbox(es).
  2. Select Save.