TechSmith Relay: Groups (All Users)

This document provides an overview on how to use groups in Relay.

Groups differ from Folders as that you can share permissions at the Group level but not at the Folder level. Folders are best to organize videos in Blackboard where as Groups are meant to organize and distribute videos outside of Blackboard. If you have multiple videos to share with, for example, a committee, you would use Groups.

See Organizing Your Video Library video for more details.

Create a Group

1. Log into TechSmith Relay at  https://siue.techsmithrelay.com/.

2. Click on My Groups at the top of the page. (Relay defaults to My Library.)

my group

3. Click on New Group in the upper left corner.

New group

4. Name the group.

5. Accept the default privacy level "Only those with the link." This will assure that your students have access but the folder is not searchable nor can anyone from the public view the videos.

6. Click Create.

add group

Adding Members to the Group

You will be listed as the Manager. You have full control over this group.

1. Click on Add a Member.

add a member

2. Determine the role.

  • Manager -  Manages media and members, can change group settings and delete the group.
  • Contributor - Can view media and member, can add media to the group and remove their own media (but not media that others have uploaded.)
  • Participant - can video media and member list. Cannot upload or delete media, members or the group.
Enter the member's email. You can only add one user at a time. Click the Add button.

add user

3. Each group members will receive an email notifying their membership in the group. Remind students that they will be receiving this and to check their Spam or Junk folder if they do not receive the email.

group email


Share (or Add) a Video with this Group

The next step is to share or "add" videos to this group. The benefit of Groups is that videos are shared with the group, everyone in the Group is notified of the addition of the videos. Videos can also be shared with many groups (e.g., group project instructions).

1. To add a video to the group, return to the My Library tab.

My Library

2. Navigate to the folder and video(s) you wish to share.

3. To select one video, click on the cog in the lower right corner of the video and select Share to Group in the menu.

share one video

4. Click the Select Group box and select the group with which you wish to share the video. If you have not created a group, you can create a group from this box too.

select group

Note that the file will remain in your folder and can be shared with other groups. Any changes to the video (adding/editing quiz questions, etc.) must be done at the folder level.


Share (or Add) Multiple Videos with a Group


1. Click the check box in every video with which you wish to share.

share with gorup

2. Click on the cog in the upper right corner and select Share with group.

Share with group

3. Click the Select Group box and select the group with which you wish to share the video. If you have not created a group, you can create a group from this box too.

select group

Note that the file will remain in your folder and can be shared with other groups. Any changes to the video (adding/editing quiz questions, etc.) must be done at the folder level.


Remove a Video from a Group

1. To remove a video from a group, navigate to that group (Click on My Groups at the top of the page. Click on the group).

2. Click on the cog in the video.

3. Click Remove. Note that this will remove the video from the Group. It will NOT delete the video from your folder.

remove video

4. Click Yes to remove the video from the group or Cancel if you wish to keep the video. 



Keywords:streaming, video, audio, techsmith relay, relay, tech smith, tecsmith, tec smith, groups, students, group, organize   Doc ID:94037
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2019-08-23 11:42 CDTUpdated:2019-09-09 09:38 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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