Kaltura - Getting a Shareable Link for a My Media Video

Instructors, students, and staff can create and upload videos to the Kaltura My Media service, which can be accessed both within Canvas or on the UW System Mediaspace website. These videos can be shared with anyone by copying a shareable link from Canvas or the UW System Mediaspace. This guide documents the two procedures for getting a shareable link for a My Media video.

Related KBs:
Kaltura - Inserting Videos in Canvas
Kaltura - Mediaspace service overview

Instructors who wish to share and embed a My Media video within a Canvas course should instead refer to the following document: Kaltura - Inserting Videos in Canvas.

Shareable links to My Media videos can be obtained via either of the following methods:

  1. Method 1: Get a shareable link from My Media in Canvas
  2. Method 2: Get a shareable link from the UW System Mediaspace

Method 1: Get a shareable link from My Media in Canvas

Note: Links obtained through this method will share the video in a video player that has a download button. If you do not want the recipient to be able to download a copy of your video, use Method 2 instead.

Note: Sharing a screen capture + camera recording that was made with Kaltura Capture via this method will only share the primary video source, which is usually the screen recording. To share the video with both screen capture + camera video, use Method 2 instead.

  1. Log in to Canvas from https://www.uwgb.edu/canvas.

  2. Click Account > My Media in the Canvas Global Navigation Menu to open your My Media library.
    screenshot of the account menu in Canvas

  3. Click the title of the video you wish to share to open that video's media page.
    screenshot of the My Media library list in Canvas

  4. In the top-right corner of the video player, click the share icon.
    screenshot of the share icon on the Kaltura video player

  5. Right-click the web address in the link box and select copy to copy the video's share link.
    screenshot of the share link in the Kaltura video player's share menu

  6. You can paste the share link anywhere to share it. The link will work for anyone.



Method 2: Get a shareable link from the UW System Mediaspace

  1. Go to the UW System Mediaspace site at https://mediaspace.wisconsin.edu.

  2. Sign in to your account:

    1. On the top-right of the page, click Guest > Login.
    2. Select UW-Green Bay as your organization and click Go.
    3. Enter your UWGB username and password then click Login.
  3. On the top-right of the page, click your name > My Media to open a list of your My Media videos.
    screenshot of the user navigation menu in the UW System mediaspace

  4. Click the title of the video you wish to share to open that video's media page.
    screenshot of the my media library list in the UW System mediaspace

  5. Change the media page's publishing status to "Unlisted":

    1. Under the video player, click ACTIONS > Publish.
      screenshot of the actions menu for a video on the UW System mediaspace
    2. Under "Publishing Status," select Unlisted - Media page will be visible to anyone with a link to the page.
    3. Click the Save button.
      screenshot of the publishing status options on a media page
  6. Under the video player, click Share then right-click and Copy the link underneath "Link to Media Page".
    screenshot of the the link to media page share option in the share menu of a my media video

  7. You can paste the link anywhere to share it. The link will work for anyone.