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 and standalone at Mediaspace.baylor.edu. The following FAQs address common questions about the Kaltura Media Platform within Canvas. Additional information can be found in the Kaltura Research Guide. For more information, contact Andy_Clark1@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
Add New 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 > Express Captureto launch a recording in your browser window. Depending on your browser, you may need to give permission for the plugin to launch. In the Express Capture window, click the red circle to start recording. Click the square in the recording area to stop recording, and click
Save. Enter metadata information about the media and click
Add New > YouTubeand paste a link to a YouTube video. Enter metadata information about the media and click
Add New > Create Mediato launch the recording application (called Kaltura Capture). If this is your first time using Kaltura Capture, click the
Downloadlink and then run the one-time installer from your Downloads folder. Once the installer has completed, launch Kaltura Capture by clicking
Add New > Create Mediaagain. Click here for a guide to using Kaltura Capture.
Add New > Video Quizto create a video quiz. First, you will select an existing media or choose to upload a new one. Then, you may add questions to it to create an interactive video quiz Click here for a guide to creating Video Quizzes.
Capturing a lecture, either in class or at your desk, is simple using Kaltura Capture. Kaltura Capture allows you capture camera, screen, audio, and PowerPoint together and publish that content to your course. Install and launch Kaltura Capture from My Media by clicking
Add New > Create Media. You can use either your computer's built-in microphone and/or webcam or an external mic and/or camera.
On your My Media page, click
Edit 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
Actions and then
Analytics . 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 Content Editor, such as Discussions, Announcements and Course Pages. To embed content from the text editor, choose More External Tools, then choose Embed Kaltura Media. Any content you select will appear in the editor.
Media can only be embedded and viewed from within Canvas. If you have an academic need to share content outside of Canvas, please email Andy_Clark1@baylor.edu for further discussion.
As part of Kaltura's unlimited bandwidth and storage package, the following video retention policy is in effect: