Discovery Commons

Glossary of Media File Hosting Terms

Embed Code: a short paragraph of code that is added to a webpage in order to provide a link to a hosted file, such as a video

Host: to have a file, such as a video, on a server in order that it can be viewed online

Kaltura: the Faculty of Medicine's enterprise media hosting service

MP3 file: a popular audio file type

MP4 File: popular video file type

Portal: Blackboard, U of T’s online course website

Post: to add a link to a webpage that refers to file, such as a video, that is hosted on a server

Server: a computer that “serves” requests to share data, files, or information over the internet

URL: a web address, typically starting with http:// or www, it appears in the address bar of the web browser