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Media Collections Online Quick Reference


MCO provides several roles that users can be assigned to with differing levels of privilege: Manager, Editor, and Depositor. Managers can add people to the Editor and Eepositor Depositor roles from the collection page under "Manage Collections." To add new people to the manager role, please contact Media Collections Online support, providing the network IDs (usernames) for the staff to be added.

File Management Policy

When you add content to Media Collections Online, the master files are automatically saved to the IU Scholarly Data Archive (SDA). If you skip transcoding by ingesting pre-transcoded derivatives, those derivatives are also stored in SDA.


  1. The MCO LTI tool needs to be added to the course site. Justin Zemlyak jazemlya@iu.eduis a Canvas administrator that has recently done this setup.
  2. The LTI tool gives MCO the Canvas course code (ex. SP16-BL-MUS-P110-30862), and this code MUST be used as the External Group's name on the item(s) in MCO.
  3. The user's browser must accept 3rd party cookies, or the user must add an exception to their browser for MCO.
  4. Other steps in the process are outlined in Delivering Avalon Content Through a Learning Management System (LMS)

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Embedding in Canvas

When embedding A hidden reference to the LTI tool needs to be added on each page to ensure students will be authorized to access MCO videos while in Canvas.