Ensemble Video is a media management server that can be used for video, audio, and image files.

  • View or stream media directly from your Ensemble library.
  • Embed media in Blackboard, WordPress, or the McDaniel portal.
  • Share a permalink to an individual video or to a playlist.
  • Create a drop box for students to upload video or audio assignments directly to your media library.
  • Add captions using the Amara DIY editor or by using the automatic captions feature.

Amara DIY Caption Editor
Create or edit captions from within your Ensemble library using the built-in Amara Caption Editor. The Amara editor is available to all media libraries.

Automatic Captions
The automatic captions feature is available upon request and can be used for any user-created video. Once enabled you can select auto-captioning as part of the publishing process. You can also add captions to user-created videos that have already been uploaded to your media library. While the automatic captions feature is highly accurate, no machine-based editor is 100%. Use the Amara DIY editor for any corrections you need to make. Contact the McDaniel HelpDesk to request access to the automatic captions feature.

Adding Captions in Ensemble How-to (PDF)

How do I get an Ensemble account?
Faculty or staff who would like an Ensemble account should contact the McDaniel HelpDesk (helpdesk@mcdaniel.edu or 410-871-3390).

Is training available?
Yes! Contact the HelpDesk to request training. You can also visit the Ensemble information page to find additional how-tos on managing, publishing, editing, and sharing content.

What other media resources are available to the campus community?
Listed below are additional resources available to you through the college. Please note: These are media resources available to you in addition to the media you have in your Ensemble library. They are linked from their respective sites rather than uploaded to Ensemble.

Hoover Library
Visit Hoover Library's Linking to Library Resources: Linking FAQs page to find e-resources that you can add to your Blackboard class or other academic website. The FAQ serves as a guide for linking to a collection of e-resources that includes sites such as Academic Video OnlineFilms on Demand, and JSTOR. Find links to these sites in the left column along with a link to Copyright Basics.