Cloud Channel Documentation

Cloud Channel runs on the Google Cloud platform.

Terms to know

  • Asset – A file uploaded by a user.
  • Channel – A collection of assets.
  • Organization owner setup and inviting team members

    If you are the organization owner, you need to complete the signup process before you can invite team members to your organization.

    1. Click on the link in the sign up email that was sent to you to complete the signup process. If you do not receive the sign up email in your inbox, check your email's spam folder.
    2. Login with your email account.
    3. Click on your organization.
    4. Login with your credential.
    5. Once logged in, click account_circle (Your account).
    6. Click "Manage Organization" button.
    7. Click the "+" button in the Users section to invite other team members by entering their email address.
    8. Once a team member is invited, you must give them access to Channels by assigning them a role (admin, user, or viewer) by clicking edit (Edit roles).
    9. Those team members will receive an email with instructions to setup their accounts to be able to login.

    Create a new channel

    With a Cloud Channel account, you can watch, share, and like assets. A user can create a channel, share assets to that channel, and invite users to the channel.

    1. Sign in to Cloud Channel on a computer or a mobile device.
    2. Click "My channels" in the side navigation.
    3. Click the "+ button to create a new channel.
    4. Type the channel name.
    5. Click "Create".

    Upload asset

    You can upload an asset to Cloud Channel in a few easy steps. Use the instructions below to upload your asset from a computer or from a mobile device.

    1. Sign in to Cloud Channel.
    2. In the top right-hand corner, click “Upload your asset” button.
    3. Select the file you’d like to upload.
    4. Add important details to your asset.
    5. Click "Save".

    Add important details to your asset.

  • Title
  • The title of your asset. This field is required.
  • Description
  • Info about the asset.
  • Tag
  • Simple free form categories to make it easy to group related assets.
  • Channel
  • The asset will be added to the selected channel(s). The asset must have its visibility set to public to appear in the channel, or else it will be hidden.
  • Visibility
  • Privacy settings for your media. You can change it to either Public or Private.

    Private is the default settings and means only you can see your asset in "My assets". It will not appear under any search results or in any channel.

    Public means only the members of the channel(s) that the asset belongs in can view the asset.
  • Add asset to a channel

    You can add an asset to a channel in a few easy steps. Use the instructions below to add an asset to a channel from a computer or from a mobile device.

    1. In "My assets" section, select the asset(s) to add to a channel.
    2. Click "Add to channel" button.
    3. Click the channels to add the asset into.
    4. Click "Save".

    Add user to a channel

    You can add a user to a channel in a few easy steps. Use the instructions below to add user access to a channel from a computer or from a mobile device.

    1. In “My channels” section, select the channel to add user access.
    2. Click the Users tab.
    3. Click the “Edit users” button.
    4. Select the user to add access to the channel. A user is added to a channel if the checkbox next to the name is checked.

    Add bookmark of Cloud Channel to the home screen

    To quikly access Cloud Channel site you can bookmark it to the home screen.

    Apple Mobile Devices

    1. Open https://channels.apacecs.com in Safari.
    2. Tap the share arrow button.
    3. Tap the “Add to Home Screen” button.
    4. Edit the name of the bookmark and put Cloud Channel.
    5. Tap the "Add" button. An icon with the letter A with "Cloud Channel" will appear in your home screen like an app.

    Android Devices

    1. Open https://channels.apacecs.com in Chrome.
    2. Tap the menu icon (more_vert).
    3. Tap the “Add to Home screen” button.
    4. Edit the name of the bookmark and put Cloud Channel.
    5. Tap the "Add" button.
    6. Tap and hold on the icon that appears. An icon with the letter A with "Cloud Channel" will appear in your home screen like an app.