Kaltura Canvas

 

Kaltura is a cloud-based platform for creating, sharing, and managing media files. All media uploaded to Canvas will also be automatically saved in Kaltura's cloud web portal, MediaSpace that can be accessed from your Single Sign-On (SSO).

All Kaltura media stored in Canvas' My Media. My Media is specific to each user and is a private repository for all media files uploaded to your account. Kaltura media can be published to an individual course Media Gallery, embedded in course Modules, added to Pages and even submitted as Assignments.

Zoom Cloud recordings are linked to your Kaltura repository which means cloud recordings will automatically be uploaded to Kaltura's My Media after each recording ends. 

Access My Media and Media Gallery

To access your My Media repository, click on the My Media icon from the global navigation menu.

First time users will need to Authorize access to Kaltura after clicking on My Media from the Global navigation menu. 
 

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Access & Authorize Kaltura

The Media Gallery is where course-specific media is housed that is visible to instructors and students enrolled within the course. Teachers and Teaching Assistants can upload media items to the Media Gallery, publish them from My Media, or import a Media Gallery from other courses.

To access your course Media Gallery, click on the Media Gallery link from your course navigation menu.

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Access Media Gallery

Add Media

  1. On the My Media page, click the Add New button and then Media Upload.
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    My Media 2 - Media Upload
  2. Drag & Drop or Choose a file to upload, locate the file on your computer.
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    Upload media - Kaltura
  3. Kaltura will display a progress bar as the file uploads. Once the media has been uploaded, you have the option to update the Name (1), Description (2), Tags (3) or Publishing Status (4).
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    Media Upload metadata

Kaltura Express Capture enables recording content directly from a browser without the need to install any additional software. The Kaltura HTML recorder allows you to use your webcam or audio devices to record video and audio entries directly from your browser. You can create an Express Capture video in both My Media and Media Gallery.

  1. In your media page, click the Add New button and select Express Capture.
  2. (Optional) Set the Camera or Audio Settings. The default settings are your personal computer's webcam and audio device.
  3. Click on the red Record Button to start the recording. A three second countdown will appear before the recording begins. 
  4. Click the Stop Button to end the recording. 
  5. One the recording ends, you have the option to Record Again(1) to retake the recording, Download a Copy locally to your computer (2), and Use This (3) to save the recording.
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    Express Capture Recording options
  6. After the upload is complete, you have the option to update the Name, Description, or Tags.
  7. Click Save.
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Express Capture metadata

YouTube videos can be added to your My Media repository to share within your courses.
Note: Only public YouTube videos can be added to your My Media.  

  1. Click on Add New in the top right corner. Select YouTube from the dropdown menu.
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  2. Copy the shareable YouTube video link and paste in the Video Page Link text box (1). 
  3. Click Preview (2) to see an embedded preview of the imported video (3) along with the video details.
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  4. Scroll down to modify the video details such as to edit the Name, change the Description, add Tags, or set the Publishing Status. 
  5. Click Save when all the changes have been made. 
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    Kaltura YouTube edit metadata

* Kaltura Capture is not available in the Media Gallery

Kaltura Capture is a desktop recording tool to create videos by screen recording. Kaltura Capture can be used for creating demos, tutorials, lecture videos, and other screen recording activities. Kaltura Capture is supported on both Windows and Mac and all captured media can either be uploaded to My Media or saved locally on your personal device. 

  1. In the My Media page, click the Add New button and select Kaltura Capture.
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  2. If using Kaltura Capture for the first time, click on the download link for your computer (Windows or Mac) at the bottom of the screen. If you’ve already installed Kaltura Capture, it will launch automatically. For further instructions on how to install Kaltura Capture on a Mac or Windows, visit the support page on Kaltura Capture.
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  3. Once the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder is launched, click the red button to start recording.
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  4. Here is a view of the recording tool when minimized:  
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    • Stop recording button (gray square): Once you Press to stop the recording. You will be prompted with a confirmation box. 
    • Pause/Resume recording button
    • Cancel recording button (gray X): discards the current recording
    • Elapsed time
    • Minimize interface icon
    • Pencil icon to open the whiteboard 
  5. Once the recording is completed, you will be directed to the entry page where you can enter the Title, Description, and Tags.
  6. Click Save to store recording locally on your device or Save & Upload to upload to My Media.
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The Video Quiz feature is an effective tool that can seamlessly embed assessment questions (multiple choice, true/false, reflection point, and open-ended) at any point in a video.

Each question will appear at its chosen point and the video will continue after each question is viewed and/or answered. Faculty have the option to allow users to repeat sections, skip questions, revise answers, receive hints, and discover correct answers.

A video quiz can be created in both My Media and the Media Gallery.

  1. In the media page, click on Add New and select Video Quiz.
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  2. Click Select to the right of an existing video or click + Upload Media to select a video file from your computer.
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  3. On the Quiz Editor page select the Play button below to preview the the video and select Pause to insert a question at the time stamp.
  4. To insert a question, select Add a Question. The question types available for Video Quizzes are: Multiple Choice, True/False, Reflection Point, and Open-Ended Questions.
    Note: Only Multiple Choice and True/False questions are automatically scored.
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  5. Enter the question text and answers, then select Save. The new question will appear in the timeline at the bottom of the Quiz Editor.
  6. On the left side of the Quiz Editor, select the Details to edit the name and description of the quiz, Scores to adjust score visibility, and Experience to allow for answer modifications.
  7. Select Done to complete your quiz. The video quiz will appear in My Media as a new copy of your original content.

To know more information about creating Kaltura Video Quizzes, visit the Creating a Quiz Using the Kaltura Video Editing Tools support page.

Edit Media

In your list of videos in My Media or Media Gallery, you will see the pencil icon and the trash icon to the right of each video entry. The pencil icon will allow you to edit the video while the trash icon will delete the video from the library.

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Please note: Deleting a published video from My Media will also remove the video from any course Media Gallery in which it was published.

To edit the details of a media item, click on the pencil to the right of an item. 

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Edit media file

You will automatically be directed to the Details tab. In the Details tab, you can edit the: 

  1. Name (Required)– Any name modifications can be made here.  If the media file is a Zoom Cloud Recording, the name will be the title of the Zoom meeting. 
  2. Description (Optional) – Add a descriptive overview of the video. If the media file is a Zoom Cloud Recording, the description will be the Zoom Recording ID and meeting information.  
  3. Tags (Optional) - Add tags to help organize your media content. New tags will be indicated with a “(new tag)” marker. 
  4. Be sure to Save any changes you make.  
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Edit Media Details

Automated captioning is generated for uploaded media only. The captions are not always generated with 100% accuracy so it is recommended to edit the captions to make any changes necessary.  

**Please note that the time to process and implement captions varies depending on the length and content of the video.

Zoom Cloud recordings, you will need to enable Closed Captioning in the meeting for the automatic captions to transfer over to Kaltura. #1, Click on the pencil to the right of the thumbnail of a media item. ; use the screenshot  

Edit Captions

  1. To edit video captions, navigate to My Media or Media Gallery. Click on the pencil to the right of the item to edit it. 
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    Edit media file
  2.  Select the Captions tab and then select Edit Captions. 
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  3.  Changes to the captions can be made in the Closed Captions Editor page. Once the changes have been made, click Save before closing the page. 
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Download Transcripts

Once the captions for a video are generated, you can download a copy of the transcript by clicking the download icon for the specific Caption file .

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Media Owner:

You are the Owner of any media uploaded to your personal My Media repository. The change of media ownership to someone else can be useful in cases where the owner is leaving the organization or switching responsibilities and someone else needs to take ownership of the media. To change media owner:

  1. In My Media, edit the media item by clicking the pencil icon to the right of the media thumbnail.
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    Edit media file
  2. Navigate to the Collaborations tab and select the Change media owner button.
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    Change media owner
  3. In the Change Media Owner pop up, window, enter the name of the user(s), or campus ID(s), or email(s) within the "Type user or group name" field. Then select Save to apply the changes. 
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    Change media owner window
Collaborators:

The Collaboration option allows you to have others modify your media item. The different types of Collaborators are: 

  • Co-Editors can edit the entry's details, trim media, replace media, edit captions, edit chapters, and edit slides. Co-editors cannot delete media or add new co-editors and co-publishers. Co-editors can also see the analytics page for the media they co-edit. 
  • Co-Publishers can publish media to their courses’ Media Galleries.
  • Co-Viewers are only allowed to view published and unlisted media items. Co-viewers do not have the ability to publish or edit a media item.

To add a Collaborator to a media item:

  1. In My Media, edit the media item by clicking the pencil icon to the right of the media thumbnail.
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    Edit media file
  2. Navigate to the Collaborations tab and select the Add Collaborator button.
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  3. In the Add a Collaborator window, enter the name of the user(s), or campus ID(s), or email(s) within the "Type user or group name" field. Then select the permissions for the user(s). Lastly, select Add to apply the changes. 
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Publish and Embed Media

On the My Media page, locate the items you want to publish.

  1. For each item you wish to publish, check the box(es) to the left of the thumbnail to select for publishing (1). Then click the Actions button and choose Publish (2).
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  2. You will then see a list of courses you are enrolled in. Check the desired classes and click Save. The files will now appear in the Media Gallery for the courses you selected.
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You can embed most Kaltura Media files in a Canvas course. This is done via the Canvas Rich Content Editor which applies to Discussions, Announcements, Pages, Assignments, Quizzes, etc.

  1. Select the dropdown arrow next to the extension icon and select View All.
     
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    EMBED 1
  2. Under the All Apps menu, select the Embed Kaltura Media option, then select Done.
     
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  3. Search or scroll to the video you wish to embed, then select the Embed button.
     
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  4. The video will then populate in the Rich Content Editor.

  Kaltura videos can be added to your Canvas course as a Module item when uploaded as an External Tool.

  1. In the Modules page, Click the “+” icon to add a new item to an existing module. 
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    Add Kaltura as an External Tool in Modules
  2. Select the External Tool option from the dropdown menu.
  3. Scroll down to select Kaltura Video Link as an External Tool then click Add from Library on the "Let’s get started" page.
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  4. Navigate to the video you would like to add and select Embed
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  5. Once redirected to the External Tool page, select Add Item.

Organize Media

Search in My Media
  1. Access My Media from the global navigation menu. 
  2. Click on the Search My Media field. 
  3. You can search by file name, ownership, captions, tags, date, etc.  
    • You can also apply Filters to search by Media Type, Publish Status, Ownership, Captions, Duration, Creation Date, and Last Update Date.  
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      Search in My Media
Search in Media Gallery
  1. In your desired course,  click on Media Gallery from your course navigation menu.  
  2. Enter a search term in the Search this gallery field and this will search all fields within the videos.  
    • You can search my file name, ownership, captions, tags, date, etc. 
  3. You can also apply Filters to search by Media Type, Ownership, Captions, Duration, Creation Date, and Last Update Date 
  4. If you are seeing the "Show More" link within your search results, this means that there are possible results within the captions.  
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    Search in Media Gallery

  1. Select Media Gallery from the course navigation menu.
     
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    Media Gallery - Navigation

     

  2. Select Create channel playlist from the Actions menu in the upper right corner. 
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    Create Playlist in Media Gallery
  3. In the new playlist window, enter the Title (1), Description (2), and Tags (3).
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    Enter new playlist details
  4. After filling out the playlist details, scroll down and select the '+' icon for each item you wish to add to the playlist (1). A checkmark appears next to items added to the playlist.
  5. Re-order or remove the items in the playlist, select ellipsis to the right of a media item. 
  6. When finished, select Go to Media Gallery (2).
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    Media Gallery - Add to playlist