Upload Media to MiVideo My Media from Google Drive


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Google Drive for desktop

My Media is the location for managing your video, audio, and image files in Canvas and MiVideo Mediaspace. See related My Media articles for more information about using your media library.


Upload media to My Media that is saved to Google Drive.

Once you have installed the Google Drive desktop application, you can access your files in Google Drive directly from your computer:

  • Save specific files and folders offline, including shared drives.
  • View and organize your files in your computer’s file system without using storage space.
  • Open files on your computer.

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How to Upload Using Google Drive


1. Install Google Drive for desktop 

Google Drive for desktop can be installed on Windows and Mac computers. Downloads and instructions for Windows and Mac can be found on Google's Use Google Drive for desktop webpage.

2. Login to Google Drive

Follow the onscreen prompts after installing the app to login with your UMICH (Level-1) account.

3. Upload Media to My Media

Once the app is installed you will see Google Drive appear as a drive letter in File Explorer (Windows) or location in Finder (Mac).

  1. Select Media Upload from the Add New menu
    • Canvas: Account > My Media > Add New Media Upload
    • MiVideo Mediaspace: Add New Media Upload
      • Note for Mediaspace users: If you are logged in and cannot find the Add New list you may not have the necessary upload rights, or your site is using a special layout. Contact your site administrator for help.
  2. Click Choose a file to upload and select your file from Google Drive located under This PC in File Explorer (Windows) or under Locations in Finder (Mac)
  3. While your file is uploading, edit the NameDescription, add Tags, and enter any custom metadata as needed. Be sure to click Save
    • You may see a publish status option at the bottom of the page depending on your site’s configuration. Media items cannot be published until all required fields are filled out and the item is saved. If all required fields are not completed, the media will still be saved to My Media, however it will have a private status. Publishing statuses are covered in the Publish Media article.
  4. Do not leave the page until the blue upload bar turns to green and you get a success message.
  5. There is a Choose another file button at the bottom of the page to add another file. You can upload files and save metadata on the same page, but be careful to make sure all the upload bars have turned green before navigating away.
  6. When the upload is complete, two links appear near the Save button:
    • Go to My Media directs you back to your all media list.
    • Go to Media directs you to view your newly uploaded media on the Media page.

Note: You will receive an email when the media is done processing with instructions on how to order captions for video and audio files. See the Order Captions article.

Related Articles

See related My Media articles for more information about using your media library.

See the Google at U-M webpage for more information about Google.

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