Kaltura: Collaboration and Transferring Ownership of a Video.


Kaltura allows users to co-collaborate and transfer ownership of media. This could be useful in situations such as having a TA enter in all the metadata (title, description, tags,), correct the captions, adding attachments, make video edits, etc. or in situations where a colleague is teaching a course that you taught last semester and you want them to have access to the videos you created in their course, or you simply want to share videos you created with your colleagues. 


To set permission levels for collaboration and transfer ownership of content, login into Canvas, and open up a course and select either My Media or Media Gallery. Select the video you wish to either transfer ownership or add collaborators to.  Underneath the video player, select ACTIONS (towards the bottom right) and choose Edit. In the editing tabs below, choose the option labeled "Collaboration"   From here you can Change media owner (you will lose access to the video if you change the media owner--this is okay if you don't need the video anymore).  The other option is + Add Collaborator.  This allows you to add Co-Editors, Co-Publishers, and Co Viewers. 


  • Co-Editor: Co-Editors can edit the entry's details and metadata, 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 see the analytics page for the media they co-edit.
  • Co-Publisher: Co-Publishers can publish the media anywhere that the co-publishing user has the right to publish.
  • Co-Viewer: Co-Viewers can view media, even if you have not published it.
 Permission Level  View Media  Publish Media  Edit Captions  Delete Media  Add Co-Editors, Co-Publishers, or transfer media ownership
 Co-Viewer  X        
 Co-Publisher  X  X      
 Co-Editor  X    X    
 Owner  X  X  X  X  X


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Article ID: 110638
Tue 6/23/20 8:39 AM
Mon 10/19/20 11:18 AM