Kaltura "My Media" is a video and audio streaming service, similar to YouTube, located within Canvas. Anyone at UWEC can use Kaltura, even if you are not creating or sharing a video for a specific class. Videos are only accessible by the creator unless shared via URL or within a Canvas course.
Instructions & More Information:
- How to upload and share videos with Kaltura
- Kaltura/YouTube integration
- Interactive video quizzing
- Kaltura video transition from D2L
Tips for Instructors:
- It is usually best for instructors to use Kaltura for their videos rather than upload to Canvas directly because they can be captioned for students with disabilities easily and reused without taking up space in the course.
- Audio files are smaller than videos and less likely to need captioning, so occasional audio files in Canvas should be fine. However, using Kaltura for repeated, extensive use of audio files is recommended.
- However, students can often submit their videos by uploading them right to Canvas (more information for students). Canvas is recommended because it's fewer steps, is easier on a mobile device, and students can contact Canvas Help and use Canvas instructions.
- If you want students to use Kaltura to upload a video to a Canvas assignment, choose the Text Entry submission option and give them these instructions. If you want them to upload a video to a Canvas assignment, choose Media Recording. It is best to choose the appropriate submission option to avoid student confusion.
- If you want students to use Kaltura to upload videos from a phone, here are instructions to enable My Media in your course navigation. Then, give students these instructions. Make sure to choose the Text Entry option if students are submitting to a Canvas assignment.
Recording with Kaltura:
To record yourself speaking:
- Kaltura has a new Webcam Recorder option under Add New. No download needed! Here are Webcam Recorder instructions from UW-Madison.
- Canvas has a similar feature, except it only stores the video in Canvas (instructions for students / instructions for instructors). This often works well for student video introductions or other quick recordings that would not be reused. It can take a long time to process, so if your video is more than a few minutes long you may want to use the Kaltura Webcam Recorder instead.
To record the computer screen (a screencast):
- Kaltura Capture: This is Kaltura's new recording tool. More information: Install KalturaCapture - Windows & Mac / Record with KalturaCapture.
- This tool is new and is somewhat problematic. If you experience problems, please contact the LTS Help Desk to submit a ticket.
- If you need an immediate back-up option due to a technical problem, consider Screencast-o-matic which has a free option. Videos created with Screencast-o-matic can be uploaded to Kaltura afterward.
To record a PowerPoint with audio:
- It is usually best to record the audio within PowerPoint's Record Slideshow feature, then export it as an mp4. This works well on both Windows and Mac. Here are instructions.
- Kaltura's video editor allows for editing out mistakes or creating clips.
Want Help? Contact the LTS Help Desk. Canvas Help does not support Kaltura.
|Kaltura My Media||Direct Upload to Canvas|
|Can accommodate large files up to 2 GB||Files need to be less than 500 MB|
|Can share URLs outside of Canvas||Videos are only in Canvas|
|Easy to share videos with other instructors as a co-publisher||No sharing options outside of Canvas|
|Built-in recording tool can record the screen, webcam, audio, or a combination||Can record webcam and audio, but no screen recording|
|Can create clips from videos and do basic editing||No editing features|
|Automatic transcription available to create captions & staff can have videos professionally captioned easily||No moderated captioning features|
|UWEC LTS Help Desk Support||24/7/365 Technical Support from Canvas