Updating the Channel Thumbnail in KMS

End-User Experience

The Update Channel Thumbnail feature allows the KMS Channel Manager to choose and set a thumbnail for a channel. Previously, the channel thumbnail was set by default based on the type and content of the channel. The thumbnail was based on the last media item published to the channel. If there was no media, the thumbnail was based on the type of channel (open, private, moderated, shared repository).

The thumbnail permissions are available in MANAGER view only.

When a channel manager creates a new channel, the channel's thumbnail cannot be chosen and the default thumbnail is used. The channel manager can change the thumbnail only after the channel is created.

A Channel Manager can set an entry thumbnail to be the channel thumbnail.

To set the entry thumbnail to the channel thumbnail

  1. Select an entry.
  2. Click Set as Channel Thumbnail.

 

 

The Channel Manager can upload a a thumbnail from the desktop.

To upload a channel thumbnail from your desktop

  1. Click Upload Thumbnail.
  2. Choose an image file and click Save.

The Channel Manager can choose to  reset the channel thumbnail to the default thumnail, which is the dynamic thumbnail choice of the system. The default thumbnail is based on the last media item published to the channel. If there was no media, the thumbnail is based on the type of channel (open, private, moderated, shared repository).

To restore the default thumbnail

  • Click Reset Thumbnail.

 

 

 

Admin Experience

The Updating the Channel Thumbnail feature is available to all MediaSpace users. There is no enable/disable for this feature.
The supported file types for thumbnail images are identical to the fie types supported by the Kaltura Simple Uploader KSU.

 

 

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