Kaltura in a snapshot
- Everyone has a private video library called ‘My Media’ – students too – with unlimited storage.
- Your My Media can store videos uploaded from your computer, linked from YouTube or added directly from the built in recorder Kaltura Capture.
- Kaltura is integrated directly with Brightspace, so videos can be used seamlessly in content areas, discussion boards and announcements to help your students to continue to feel a part of a community. Because they are streamed, the size of the video will have less of an impact on your course.
- Videos uploaded to Kaltura are automatically captioned, and the player provides a real time transcript, increasing the accessibility of your video content. These captions can be edited.
- Videos can be converted into quizzes and these can be integrated with your Brightspace gradebook (like clicker questions).
- Long videos can be divided into chapters and sections, or edited into smaller chunks to help students focus.
- Students can submit videos in discussion boards or assignments.
You should use Kaltura when:
- You do not need or plan to engage in conversation with your students throughout the recording.
- You can make a stand alone video to deliver information or model a demonstration.
- You have students who have unreliable bandwidth.
- You are making personal videos, quick videos that bring some of “you” to the course such as course announcements, or video feedback.
- You are asking your students to make and submit video assignments, such as video discussion boards, or student presentations.
Getting Started with Kaltura
- From your Brightspace home page, select “My Media” on the navbar to activate your Kaltura account and access your “My Media” library, or CLICK HERE (*If you are not already signed into the UMaine portal, you will be prompted to sign in to Brightspace.)
- Upload a video from your computer or link to YouTube videos or create videos using the recording software Kaltura Capture
- Organize your videos using tags that are informative such as “POS102_S2020 Debates.” Tags are the only way to organize your videos in Kaltura, so having an organizational plan helps.
- Explore the settings of My Media
- If you want you can dig deeper by:
- Publish your videos in your LMS (Brightspace) course in content, or in an area that supports a Brightspace Rich Text Editor.
- Convert your videos into quizzes, and add these to your Brightspace course as assessments.
- Introduce your students to Kaltura, then have your students submit video assignments or video submissions on the discussion board.
- Download Your Kaltura Videos back to your computer if you need to.
- Record your PowerPoint presentation as in individual window on a laptop.
Getting Started with Kaltura Capture – The Desktop Recorder
Using Kaltura Tools in Brightspace
By now, most Kaltura tools are automatically activated/integrated with your Brightspcae courses, but if something is missing you can add it by following the steps below.
Adding Video Content to ‘My Media’
Adding Video Content to Your Brightspace Course
- Adding Media to Content Area/Module in Brightspace
- Adding Video Using the Rich Text Editor in Brightspace
- Adding Videos to Your Course Media Gallery – Faculty
- Adding Videos to Your Course Media Gallery – Students
- Approving Student-Submitted Videos in the Course Media Gallery
Organizing and Editing Video in ‘My Media’
- My Media Settings
- Editing Caption Files in Kaltura
- Editing Caption Files Using the Built-in Editor
- Editing Video Files in Kaltura
- Adding Chapters and Slides Using ‘Timeline’
Having Students Submit Kaltura Videos as an Assignment