The Kaltura Media Platform is a set of tools for creating, editing, managing, searching, and delivering video and audio content online. These tools are available to all users within the Canvas LMS. The following FAQs address common questions about the Kaltura Media Platform within Canvas. For more information, contact Tanner_Osborn@baylor.edu
The My Media page shows the media that you either created or uploaded. Items in My Media are associated with you, not with your course, and will follow you from course to course in Canvas. My Media items are only viewable to you until you publish them to a Media Gallery.
The Media Gallery contains all media published by any member of the course. The course instructor can moderate content and view usage statistics using the Action menu.
You can create new media in several ways via the
menu on the My Media page:
Add New > Media Uploadand choose a local file to upload. Enter metadata information about the media and click
Add New > Webcam Recordingto launch the Webcam window. Depending on your browser, you may need to give permission for the plugin to launch. In the Record from Webcam window, click anywhere in the recording area to start recording. Click anywhere in the recording area to stop recording, and click
Save. Enter metadata information about the media and click
Add New > Presentation Captureto launch the recording application (called CaptureSpace). If this is your first time using Presentation Capture, click the
Downloadlink and then run the one-time installer from your Downloads folder. Once the installer has completed, launch CaptureSpace by clicking
Add New > Presentation Captureagain. Click here for a guide to using Presentation Capture.
Add New > YouTubeand paste a link to a YouTube video. Enter metadata information about the media and click
Capturing a lecture, either in class or at your desk, is simple using CaptureSpace. CaptureSpace allows you capture camera, screen, audio, and PowerPoint together and publish that content to your course. Install and launch CaptureSpace from My Media by clicking
Add New > Presentation Capture.
You can use either your computer's built-in microphone and/or webcam or an external mic and/or camera. For more detailed information on using CaptureSpace, see our guide.
On your My Media page, click
for the media you want to edit. In the Edit Media window, you can:
To share media files from My Media (private to you) to Media Gallery (public to a course):
Instructors can access the Media Gallery Analytics page to view different engagement reports for students enrolled in a course. In a course Media Gallery, click
. You can use the Dashboard for a quick glance, or view more detailed reports by clicking the following tabs.
You can embed content from My Media or Media Gallery anywhere you have access to the rich-text editor, such as Discussions, Announcements and Course Pages. To embed content from the text editor, choose Embed Kaltura Media. Any content you select will appear as a gray box in the editor. You can re-size media by dragging the corners of the box.
Media can only be embedded and viewed from within Canvas. If you have an academic need to share content outside of Canvas, please email Tanner_Osborn@baylor.edu for further discussion.