Kaltura: Upload and Share Videos

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This page is broken down into four pieces, since there are a few different ways to upload and share videos with the new Kaltura. Please note that Kaltura is often called "My Media" in Canvas.

On a phone, iPad, or other mobile device? Use your device's browser (Chrome is recommended) to upload rather than the Canvas or Kaltura apps. Some steps of the upload process may require pinching and zooming to accurately click small buttons on a phone. Students, consider whether uploading directly to Canvas might work for you (more information).

Upload and Embed a Video in a Canvas Course

Instructors and students can upload and share videos in many areas of Canvas such as Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus (access varies based on student/instructor role).

  1. Login to Canvas in a browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox and access the Canvas tool in which you are sharing/embedding your video (the Assignment, Discussion, Page, etc.). Click Edit, Reply, Upload, etc. to access the Rich Content Editor. The instructions are based on the assumption that you know how to create a page, post a reply to a discussion, etc. If you have trouble with that aspect, contact Canvas Help and return to these instructions.
  2. In the Rich Content Editor, click theicon for More External Tools.
  3. Choose My Media from the list of options (the page may be slow to load).
  4. To upload a video, click Add New on the top right (if your video is already uploaded, skip to "embed an already uploaded video to a Canvas Course")
  5. Select Media Upload
    • ​​Tip: You can also record a video using Kaltura Capture or CaptureSpace Lite through this interface on a computer.
  6. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. On the Upload Media page, click the blue button “+ Choose a file to upload."
  8. Find the file on your computer or mobile device and double click or click Open to upload.
  9. The blue progress bar will turn green when the upload is complete. Large files may take minutes to upload. Kaltura has a 2GB limit, but sometimes the Firefox browser will allow larger uploads. A good wifi connection is very helpful.
  10. Ensure the name is accurate. The name of the uploaded file will be used by default.
  11. Click the blue Save and Embed button on the top right.
  12. Finish your reply/page/assignment etc. and Post/Save/Save and Publish.

Embed a Previously Uploaded Kaltura Video in Canvas

  1. Access the Canvas tool in which you are sharing/embedding your video (the Assignment, Discussion, Page, etc.). Click Edit, Reply, Upload, etc. to access the Rich Content Editor.
    The instructions are based on the assumption that you know how to create a page, post a reply to a discussion, etc. If you have trouble with that aspect, contact Canvas Help and return to these instructions.
  2. In the Rich Content Editor, click theicon for More External Tools.
  3. Choose My Media from the list of options (the page may be slow to load).
  4. Find the video you want to embed in your list of media. The most recently added are at the top.
    • TIP: If you have many videos, you may need to search for the video name. If your search yields no results but you know it's there, click enter/return once more and you may find results. This is a bug with Kaltura we are trying to fix.
  5. Click the blue Select button on the right side of the video.
    • NOTE: The Medium size is chosen by default, but you can also click the drop down next to select and choose a larger or smaller embed size.
  6. The video will be embedded into your page/assignment/discussion, etc. Click the appropriate action (Post/Save/Save & Publish, etc.)

NOTE for instructors: If you do not want the video linked individually under modules or if your page is getting too long with many embedded videos, you can also create a page in the Pages navigation area of Canvas and link to it within another page or you can share a URL.

Upload a Video to Your Canvas Repository, Not to a Specific Course

  1. Login to Canvas.
  2. Click Account in the global navigation on the left.

  3. Select My Media.

  4. If this is your first time using Kaltura within Canvas, you will need to click Authorize.
  5. Click Add New on the top right.
  6. Select Media Upload.
  7. On the Upload Media page, click Choose a file to upload.
  8. Find the file on your computer and double click the file or click Open to upload
  9. The blue progress bar will turn green when the upload is complete. Large files may take minutes to upload.
  10. Ensure the name is accurate. The name of the uploaded file will be used by default.
  11. (Optional) If you would like to share your video with other instructors, you can add them as collaborators.
  12. Select the box to agree to the terms and conditions.

NOTE: This video is only visible to you. To share it, continue to the instructions below to share a URL or embed it in Canvas.

Share a URL or Download a Kaltura Video

  1. Login to Canvas
  2. Click Account in the global navigation on the left
  3. Select My Media
  4. Find the video you want to share.
  5. Click on the thumbnail or the name of the video to open it.
  6. Once you have clicked on the video, a download and share icon will appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

To share the video, click on the Share icon on the top right corner. Click in the URL area and copy it.

NOTE: It is possible to set a start time for the URL if you would like it to start playing at a later time rather than the beginning.

IMPORTANT: Do not use the Share features below the video; they will not work.

To download the video, click on the Download icon with the downward facing arrow. You will be prompted to save it to your computer.

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