Publishing Course Content on myHeritage

At Heritage, we use myHeritage (Populi) to publish our course content.  For your course, this can be done from the Lessons tab.

This article represents a summary of how to upload multimedia (video or audio) to your course. Populi has published a more detailed article on this topic called How to embed audio, video, and other kinds of files in a lesson.  Feel free to check it out for more info.

Upload them from your computer

  • Click the Add a Lesson button or open an existing lesson.
  • Click the Design tab to open the design view.
  • Choose to Add a Section and click File.
  • Drag and drop the file from your computer into the area that says Drag & Drop.
  • Once the video file is uploaded, click Save.  If this is a video file, the size is likely huge, so be patient.
  • There are other options in this view like marking a file as required.
  • When you save the file, Populi kicks off an encoding process (much like YouTube’s encoding) to get it ready for multiple device types.

Upload them directly from your phone or tablet

If you’ve recorded your file on a smartphone or tablet, you can upload them directly to myHeritage.

  • Open myHeritage is a browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) and login with your myHeritage account.
  • Navigate to your course and open the Lessons tab.
  • Touch the Add a Lesson button or open an existing lesson.
  • Touch the Design tab to open the design view.
  • Choose to Add a Section and click File.
  • Touch on the area that says Drag & Drop a File or Click to Choose.  This will open the file explorer on your platform.
  • For example, on iOS choose Photo Library.  Find the video you took (or edited) and touch Done.
  • Once the video file is uploaded, click Save

Classroom Equipment

All Heritage classrooms are outfitted with a relatively standard set of equipment.  Below is a list of the equipment available.  Some rooms have additional video and audio equipment to enable distance learning programs.  Feel free to have a look at this video if you’d like to familiarize yourself with the equipment in the classrooms.

Standard Equipment & Furniture

These pieces of equipment are available in every classroom on the Heritage campus.

  • Podium – a podium to rest lecture notes or a laptop or tablet on.
  • Computer – running the latest version of Windows 10.  Pre-loaded software includes…
    • Microsoft Office
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Zoom
    • VLC Media Player – video, audio, and DVD playback
    • AirServer (see below)
  • Projector – can display the computer, or another device using HDMI or VGA.
  • Screens – a primary screen and the projector screen both connected to the computer.
  • Speakers – all rooms have some form of external speakers.  In rooms with connected classroom equipment, the speakers are controlled from the touchscreen.
  • Credenza – a cabinet with the room equipment.

Microsoft Teams and Zoom

Microsoft Teams licenses are provided for all Heritage faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff.  Simply login to Microsoft Teams with your Heritage ID to access your meetings and this video conferencing platform.  Zoom licenses may be purchased and provisioned on a case-by-case basis by contacting the Heritage IT department.  For each of these tools, make sure you Sign Out before you leave the classroom.


AirServer is a piece of software that allows us to connect a laptop, tablet, or smartphone using wireless display technology.  It replicates the functionality of Apple AirPlay, Miracast for Windows, and Google Chromecast.  To take advantage of this, your device must be connected to the Heritage Staff wireless network.  See the IT department for access to this network.

Connected Classrooms

Our connected classrooms (to date this includes classroom 102 and 201) have additional equipment for supporting classes with distance learning students.

  • Camera – a camera mounted on the wall.
  • TV – a large screen mounted on the wall near the camera for displaying far end video callers.
  • Microphones – Most rooms have multiple microphones.
    • Podium mic always wired.
    • Wireless lavalier mic.
    • Room mics.
  • Touchscreen – A small touchscreen to control the camera, microphones, and in some rooms (201) it can control the speakers.