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 Brightspace courses, but if something is missing you can add it by following the steps below.
Adding Video Content to ‘My Media’
- Adding Media to Your ‘My Media’ Collection
- Linking Zoom and Kaltura Accounts to Automatically Transfer Cloud Recordings
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 Kaltura Caption Files Using the Built-in Editor
- Editing Video Files with Kaltura’s Built-in Editor
- Adding Chapters and Slides Using ‘Timeline’
Having Students Submit Kaltura Videos as an Assignment