Includes information for instructors on how to use Kaltura, AU's video management system, that is integrated with Canvas.

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Pinned Article Welcome to Kaltura

Kaltura is a tool that is built into all Canvas courses via My Media and Media Gallery. Kaltura can be used to manage a users media content, record. Uisng Kaltura instructors (and students can record, upload and edit media is created. Instructors can also create video quizzes and host Virtual Classrooms (video confereces similar to Zoom or Google Meet) directly within their Canvas course via the Media Gallery.

Adding a Kaltura Video to a Module

Media can be added to Canvas Course Pages using Kaltura via the Rich Content Editor.

Adding Kaltura Videos To Pages

Adding videos to pages is a quick process when using the Rich Content Editor. The Embed Kaltura Tool is recommended as it allows for uploads, direct recording and screen capture, linking to public Youtube videos, and importing content from MyMedia Videos can be added just about anywhere in Canvas when you interact with the Rich Content Editor (announcements, discussions, quizzes, assignments, etc.)

Creating a Kaltura Video Assignment

Instructors can create video submission assignments in Canvas using Kaltura.

Creating a Video Announcement

Kaltura can be used to embed video announcements into your Canvas Courses.

Creating Video Quizzes with Kaltura

Kaltura allows users to create video quizzes using the content from their My Media space. Gradable answer types available are T/F and Multiple Choice (there is also fill in the blank and reflection point, however, these are not gradable answer types). Video quiz grades are automatically sent back to the Canvas Gradebook when the user finishes the quiz.

Downloading a Kaltura Video

This article shows the process of how to download a video from the user's Kaltura course Media Gallery.

Editing Closed Captions on Kaltura Videos

Kaltura has built in machine captioning that will auto caption media that is either imported or recorded using Kaltura. Sometimes, the machine captioning isn't always accurate and users will need to manually make changes to the captions.

Finding the Link to a Kaltura Virtual Classroom

This article explains how you to can use the Kaltura Virtual Classroom in your ASPIRE advising course for office hours and advising appointments.

Getting Started with Kaltura Virtual Classroom

The Kaltura Virtual Classroom is a great way to have virtual meetings, allow remote students to stay engaged in the class. Becoming familiar with all the features will help users be able to use it to its full potential

Help! My Virtual Classroom is Missing

The Start Meeting button can appear to be missing from a Canvas course. Fortunately, it's really easy to re-enable the virtual classroom. To re-enable the virtual classroom: navigate to Media Gallery > Channel Actions > Enable Newrow Live Room; Save the changes and go back to the Media gallery.

How to Create an SRT Caption File

A “SubRip Subtitle” file, also known as SRT (.srt), is one of the most common subtitle/caption file formats used. Videos created and uploaded using Kaltura will automatically be captioned and the captions can be edited, however if the user already has a caption file they can replace the machine caption file that is created. This tutorial will walk through teh process of manually creating a caption file.

How to Upload and Submit Videos using Kaltura

Uploading content via Canvas tools is a great way to engage students. By using the Rich Content Editor (RCE) you can access all of your Kaltura media or create new media directly for what you are doing.

Kaltura Canvas Navigation: My Media vs. Media Gallery

My Media and Media Gallery are similar Kaltura tools within Canvas. My Media spans across all of the user's Canvas courses and My Gallery shows on videos that have been published to each course.

Kaltura Capture: Completing and Uploading Your Recording

To complete the recording, enter in a title and description and click save and upload.

Kaltura Embedding Playlists into Course Content

Kaltura playlists can be embedded in Canvas Pages, Assignment descriptions, and other areas of Canvas that use the rich content editor. Using the Media Gallery tool allows users to embed playlists that they have created.

Kaltura Express Capture

Faculty, students, and staff can use Kaltura's Express Capture to record their screens.

Kaltura Personal Recorder Keyboard Shortcuts

Kaltura Personal Recorder has keyboard shortcuts that make the recording process much easier.

Kaltura Recording Options

In Kaltura Capture, the default selection is the screen as the primary input and the camera as the secondary input. To record only one input, you must select the input and then turn off the secondary one. All input settings are saved for future recordings.

Kaltura Uploading Media

Media files can be uploaded into MyMedia from a computer, laptop, and most mobile/smart devices. Kaltura has a dedicated Upload Media option in the My Media Action tools.

Kaltura Video Analytics

Kaltura provides users with video analytics to see who has watched the videos, how much time they spent watching videos, and whether or not they completed the videos. Only videos published in the Media Gallery or Embedded using the Rich Content Editor Can be view in the Kaltura Video Analytics.

Kaltura Video Editor

The Kaltura Video Editor can be used to Trim, Clip, and Splice Media. Note: two independent videos can not be combined or spliced together using Kaltura's video editor (i.e. a lecture was recorded each week and you wanted to combine them into one single lecture).

Kaltura: Collaboration and Transferring Ownership of a Video.

Kaltura offers options for media collaboration and transfer of ownership.

Kaltura: Creating and Editing Playlists

Playlists are a great way to help students stay organized and engaged when interacting with your Kaltura Media. If you had a set lecture series published in your course Media Gallery and wanted student to be able to quickly sort out the lectures series from the rest of the content, creating playlists will meet this need.

Kaltura: Deleting Media

Media can be deleted using both My Media and Media Gallery. Media Gallery allows users to delete multiple files at one time. Videos that are deleted cannot be restored.

Kaltura: How to Publish Media

Publishing course media allows users within the course to view the media. Publishing media is a quick process. Publishing media does not publish the Canvas course.

Kaltura: Uploading to Canvas through a Mobile Device

Using Kaltura, It is possible to record, upload, and submit content from your mobile device to Canvas. Currently the Canvas App does not allow users to submit content. Users will need to go to the Anderson University Canvas page on their mobile device ( ).

Opening and Downloading Kaltura Personal Capture

Kaltura Personal Capture is available to all Canvas users, however, Kaltura Personal Capture must be installed on the user's computer before it can be used.

Switching to Webinar Mode in Kaltura Virtual Classroom

To reduce the bandwidth needed to load your class in Kaltura Virtual Classroom, we recommend switching to Webinar Mode whenever you don't need to see your students. This is also useful when Kaltura Virtual Classroom is loading slowly in your browser.

The Kaltura Player: Editing/Deleting Chapters and Slides

If the Automatic Machine Slide-Chapter creation tool in Kaltura didn't capture all of the PowerPoint slides or you need to add, edit or delete slides, you can edit the Timeline of the video to make adjustments to the presentation using the MyMedia editor Timeline Editor.

Uploading a Caption File to a Kaltura Video

Any video that is imported into or created using Kaltura will automatically be machine captioned. Users can import their own captions if desired.

Uploading Zoom Recordings to Canvas using Kaltura

Zoom Videos can be uploaded to Canvas by using Kaltura's Media Gallery +Add Media option. Find the video file and either drag and drop or click the upload button and navigate to the video and upload it manually. Once a title has been added and the video has finished processing it can be saved and published to the course Media Gallery.