Create a Playlist in MediaSpace


If you have the appropriate permissions within a MediaSpace channel, you can create playlists. This applies to all community members with active directory credentials at UC San Diego (instructors, students, staff, etc.) 

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

  1. A screenshot of the "actions" menu in a MediaSpace channel.If you're not already logged into MediaSpace:
    1. Go to
    2. Click the profile icon at the top right of the page and select Login.
    3. Enter your active directory credentials.
  2. Click the profile icon again and select My Channels.
  3. Locate the channel where you'd like to add a playlist and click on its thumbnail.
  4. Click Actions then select Create Channel Playlist.
  5. Edit your playlist's metadata.
    1. Provide a title for your playlist (assuming you don't want to use the default title).
    2. Add a description (optional).
    3. Add tags (optional). Tags will make your playlist easier to find if users try to search for it.
  6. Add items to your playlist.
    1. Click the plus icon next to any entry on the left side of the screen to add it to your playlist. It will end up on the right side of the screen (labeled "playlist").

Finding Media to Add

The list of media you can add to your playlist defaults to your "My Media," sorted by creation date (descending). If you scroll down, you won't be able to scroll endlessly. As a result, you'll need to use the search bar to find the media you want to add if you have a lot of media. 

Note that you can also use the pull-down menu to select media that's already been published to the channel. 

  1. When you're done adding media to your playlist, there actually isn't a "save" button. Your changes are saved immediately. So when you're done, you can just click Go to Channel to ensure that everything looks right. 
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