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Kaltura My Media and Canvas

This document details an overview of how to use the Kaltura My Media video tools within Canvas to upload, create, and embed videos.

Related KBs:

Kaltura (Canvas) - Uploading Videos
Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder
Kaltura - Inserting a Video in Canvas with the Rich Content Editor

***NOTE: Kaltura "My Media" can be accessed from the Canvas Global Navigation Menu or from within the Rich Content Editor in courses. It's possible to do all basic tasks via either point of access. Working within a course also allows you to insert/embed your My Media content in course-specific areas like Discussions, Pages, etc.***

Accessing My Media through the Canvas Global Navigation Menu

Accessing My Media through the Canvas Global Navigation Menu allows you to view your library of recordings, create recordings, upload recordings, create video quizzes, access viewership analytics, order and edit machine-generated captions, and launch the video editor. To access My Media from the Global Navigation Menu found on the left edge of most Canvas pages, select "Account," then "My Media."

Screenshot of the Canvas global navigation menu's account menu with the My Media option highlighted

Uploading video files to your My Media library

You can upload video files from your computer to your My Media library to make them easily shareable in Canvas. To upload files to your My Media library, select "Add New > Media Upload" from your My Media page. Full instructions for uploading videos to My Media are on this guide page: Kaltura (Canvas) - Uploading Videos

Creating videos with My Media - Kaltura Capture

You can download and use the Kaltura Capture application to create videos with screen and webcam recording and automatically upload them to your My Media library. Watch the video or reference the guide linked below to learn more about using Kaltura Capture.

For a detailed guide on using Kaltura Capture to create My Media videos, please see this guide page: Kaltura - Using the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder

Inserting/Embedding a My Media Video in a Course

Create or edit the Canvas course content item where you'd like to insert the video, like a Page, Discussion, Announcement, or any other item in Canvas which you edit with the Rich Content Editor (e.g. Assignment instructions, etc.). In the Rich Content Editor's text box, place the cursor where you'd like the video player to appear. In the image below, the cursor is in the upper-left of the text-box.

Select the "My Media" button (rainbow pinwheel icon) in the text editor toolbar.

screenshot of the Canvas editor with the My Media toolbar button highlighted

Scroll through your videos until you find the video you'd like to insert and select its "</> Embed" button.

Or, to upload a new video, select "Add New > Media Upload" and "Choose a file to upload" from your computer. When the "Upload Completed!" message is displayed, enter a title for the video in the Name field.

screenshot of the My Media upload media interface

Select "</> Save and Embed" to embed your newly uploaded video, or, to access advanced video embed options before embedding, select the "Embed Settings" button (looks like a gear).

More information on embedding My Media videos in Canvas can be found on this guide page: Kaltura - Inserting a Video in Canvas with the Rich Content Editor

KeywordsCanvas, Kaltura, My Media, Caltura, MyMedia, upload, video, share, course, class   Doc ID89306
OwnerScott B.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2019-01-25 16:27:42Updated2024-04-01 15:35:16
SitesUW Green Bay
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