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In the latest Ensemble Video release we’ve made significant upgrades to the Portal feature and we added Permalink Display Options. First of all, the portal is RESPONSIVE. FYI, the responsive design allows the Ensemble Video portal to adapt or respond to the viewer’s device. To keep it simple, the viewer will have a customized appearance on their PC, iPad, Android Tablet or iPhone. Take a look at an example portal here. To learn How to Create a Portal, view the detailed support article here.

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New Portal Options

Ensemble Video institutional administrators can now customize several components of the portal. The new options are illustrated in the screenshot below.

 

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Add a Custom Style

With Version 3.9 there are over 20 custom styling options available, so almost every pixel of the portal can be modified. You can edit the color of the navigation bar, the header, the links and the footer on top of many more useful options. This will enable designers to keep things consistent with their brand and styles.

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Add Multiple Playlists and Viewing Restrictions based on Login Identity

The upgraded portal now supports adding multiple playlists (which we call channels in the portal) from multiple organizations and media libraries to an individual portal. Additionally, institutional administrators can add security restrictions to channels.  For example, a user that is in the “Staff” LDAP group would log into the portal and see the channels they are allowed to see based on their identity.  This feature will be great for business, universities and organizations who want to deliver customizable public and private content to their audience.

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 Here is a quick preview of what a user will see when logged in. Notice the logged in user has access to individual videos and restricted playlists along with public portal content.

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Add Google Analytics Tracking Code

Lastly, administrators can add a Google Analytics Tracking Code to their portal.

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Permalink Display Options

Ensemble Video version 3.9 enables users to customize the display of their video Permalinks and the playlist Permalinks.

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After clicking the Permalink icon for a video or playlist the user is able to choose a variety of display options for their video or playlist.

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Once the user has selected their custom display options, they can view their video or playlist and the custom display options will be included with the video.

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