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Kaltura - Inserting Videos in Canvas

Kaltura is the video portal for instructors, students, and staff across the University of Wisconsin System. Instructors, students, and staff can use it to easily upload, store, stream, and share (or restrict) videos.

Once you have uploaded videos to your Kaltura account or recorded them with Kaltura Capture, there are two main ways to insert them into Canvas Pages, Assignments, Discussions, etc:

  1. the rich text editor (Browse, Search and Embed/BSE)
  2. HTML embed code from My Media

Insert via Rich Text Editor

The most convenient method for inserting Kaltura videos into Canvas is the rich text editor available through the editing screen of most Canvas tools. Follow these steps:

1) Go to any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc, which allows you to edit text. Click Edit or Reply to open the text editing view.

2) In the rich text editor, go to the External Tools drop-down > My Media.

Rich text editor. Select External Tools, then My Media

3) Your My Media page will pop up. Choose the video you want to insert click the </> Embed button to insert the video with default settings or the gear-shaped Embed Settings icon to use advanced video embed options.


4) Your video should appear in the text box. Click Save or Post Reply to save your work.

Click Post Reply.

Insert with HTML Embed Code

Although it requires more steps, you get more flexibility when you insert videos into Canvas using embed code.

1) Go to Account > My Media 

Canvas My Media. Click on Account, then My Media.

2) Click the title of the video you want to insert

3) On the page about the video, scroll below the video and click the Share tab.

Click Share

4) On the Share tab, you can choose a player for your video and a video size. If you're feeling experimental,  you can even read the embed code and edit some of the variables manually (this is totally optional).

Choose a Player Size and a Player. Use ctrl+c or right click to Copy the embed code.

Use ctrl+c or right click to Copy the embed code.

5) Go to any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc, which allows you to edit text. Click Edit or Reply to open the text editing view.

6) Click the Insert/edit media button:

Kaltura's rich text editor. Click Insert/Edit Media.

7) In the Insert/edit media popup which appears, click the Embed tab and use ctrl+v or right click to Paste the embed code you copied in Step 4, above. Click OK.

Paste embed code. Click OK.

8) Your video should appear. Click Save or Post Reply to save your work.

Post Media

Keywords:media, kaltura, video, myMedia, my media, embed, embed code, rich text, External Tools   Doc ID:91056
Owner:Thomas A.Group:UW System Administration DLE
Created:2019-04-15 14:55 CSTUpdated:2020-08-17 10:13 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay, UW Oshkosh , UW Parkside, UW Platteville, UW System Administration DLE, UW-La Crosse
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