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Kaltura Video Platform

Kaltura is a video hosting platform that is replacing Techsmith Knowmia as that platform closes down.  It has a robust set of features and integrate closely into Brightspace as well as having a free standing media website for use by anyone at Meredith called MediaSpace.

This page will walk you through the steps for using the basics of Kaltura.  Additional training resources will also be added.    For specific questions and other training help, please contact the IDAT team. IDAT@meredith.edu

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How to Access

Access Kaltura from 2 separate places: the stand-alone MediaSpace website or through your Brightspace course.  

MediaSpace = Faculty, Staff, Students

Brightspace = Faculty, Students

Brightspace

We have navigation links to add to your Brightspace course.

Brightspace Kaltura navigation screenshot

MediaSpace

Meredith’s Kaltura Mediaspace site

The sign on for this site is currently in progress.  When it is finished, you will be able to log in with your NetID and password.

Overview Training

This is the overview training given by Kaltura.  Please watch this overview first and then move onto some individual steps to test below in “The Testing List” section to practice using Kaltura.

Brightspace

Click here to watch Kaltura training.  Login with

UserID = MeredithCollege  Password = 2021Raleigh!

MediaSpace

Click here to watch Kaltura training (the video with “Mediaspace Overview” in the title).  Login with

UserID = MeredithCollege  Password = 2021Raleigh!

The Testing List

This is the list of basic tasks for you to practice. The estimated time and how-to’s for each task are listed with them.  Estimated time is total time doing the task, viewing some of the how-tos, and downloading software if needed.

Kaltura has put together a PDF of How-tos for frequently used features.  Many of these will overlap with the testing list below.  You can find that PDF on Google Drive here.

1 - Create an introductory video using each platform (~ 10 minutes)

We’d like this to be about 1 minute w/slides so you can really test it out. Here’s a 3 slide presentation on Google Slides for you to use if you’d like.

**Although videos are automatically captioned, the captioning does take time.  Turn around is fairly quick so please give it a few hours before sending issues about non-captioning video.

Brightspace How-to

Use Kaltura capture (desktop application for screen recording) – Youtube

MediaSpace How-to

Use Kaltura capture (desktop application for screen recording) – Youtube

*This video shows access to Kaltura capture from Brightspace. You will need to

  • go to Kaltura Mediaspace
  • Sign in
  • Click “Add new” in the top menu
  • Then follow instructions like in this video

2 - Upload previously created video (~ 2 minutes)

Add a SHORT (we suggest less than 10 minutes) previously recorded video.  You can download videos from your TechSmith Knowmia library if needed.

Brightspace How-to

  • from the Brightspace Navigation menu, click Kaltura My Media
  • Click the blue “Add New” button
  • Choose “Media Upload”
  • Drag and drop or browse for your video file
kaltura my media upload

MediaSpace How-to

    • go to Kaltura Mediaspace
    • Sign in
    • Click “Add new” in the top menu
    • Choose “Media Upload”
    • Drag and drop or browse for your video file
kaltura mediaspace upload

3 - Play with the video editor (~ 5 minutes)

You have the option to trim sections of the video, add fade in/out, and more. Open up the video you uploaded or created and give the editor a try.

Brightspace How-to

Access these options by going to the Brightspace Navigation menu and click Kaltura My Media.

Getting Started with Video Editor

This gives a basic overview.  Then you can choose a specific topic from this Video Editing playlist to learn more.

    • add chapters to video
    • add slides to video
    • add hotspot links or text
    • clip or trim video

MediaSpace How-to

Go to Kaltura Mediaspace, sign in, and choose My Media under the account menu to access your videos to edit.

Getting Started with Video Editor

This gives a basic overview.  Then you can choose a specific topic from this Video Editing playlist to learn more.

  • add chapters to video
  • add slides to video
  • add hotspot links or text
  • clip or trim video

4 - Search the captions & transcript (~ 3 minutes)

All videos are automatically captioned and indexed.  The captions and even text on your slides are fully searchable. Take a look at the captions and try a search of the transcript.  You can also search all of your media for a specific term.

It may take a few minutes to generate if you have just recorded or uploaded a video.

Brightspace How-to

  • Get to your videos by clicking Kaltura My Media from the Brightspace navigation bar
  • Click on the video you would like to view the captions and transcript for
  • The transcript and transcript search are located under the video
kaltura transcript and search

You can search for terms in all videos by using the search bar at the top of the My Media page.

You can also jump to a specific point in the video by clicking a word on the transcript.

MediaSpace How-to

  • login to the Kaltura Mediaspace page
  • click your username in the right hand corner 
  • choose My Media
  • Click on the video you would like to view the captions and transcript for
  • The transcript and transcript search are located under the video
kaltura transcript and search

You can search for terms in all videos by using the search bar at the top of the My Media page.

You can also jump to a specific point in the video by clicking a word on the transcript.

5 - Insert video in course (~ 3 minutes)

You can insert videos all over your Brightspace course. Announcements, module descriptions, Assignments, etc.

Brightspace How-to

Adding Kaltura video using Insert Stuff button

Brightspace is making this interesting for us.  The editor interface is changing so the insert stuff button will look like one of these two options.

brightspace old insert stuff text editor button
brightspace new insert stuff text editor button

Insert video using Add Exiting Activities

You can also insert videos in the same manner as was used for Knowmia.

Click Existing Activities and then Add Kaltura Media.  Then just choose the video from the list.

kaltura add existing activity

6 - Create a short quiz (~ 7 minutes)

Create video quizzes to help with video comprehension or feedback.  You can view all quiz answers from the Analytics section of your video quiz.

Everyone can practice creating a video quiz.  For those using Brightspace, also practice linking your quiz to the Gradebook.

Brightspace How-to

Create and Edit Video Quiz

Link Quiz to Gradebook

*Please read the “Introduction” section about linking your quiz to the Gradebook.  It has different behavior depending on how you add the video quiz.  We advise adding a Video Quiz through the Insert Stuff button with caution.  It acts a little differently.

MediaSpace How-to

7 - Share ownership of your video (~ 3 minutes)

In some cases you may need to share ownership of a video between a staff department, with a co-teacher, etc.  Both platforms allow you to change ownership or add a collaborator with different permission levels.

Brightspace How-to

Change Media Ownership or Add Collaborator

*This gives steps starting on the “Edit Media page”.  To get there

  • click Kaltura My Media from the Brightspace navigation bar
  • click the pencil icon next to the video you want to share to bring up the Edit Media page for that video

MediaSpace How-to

Change Media Ownership or Add Collaborator

*This gives steps starting on the “Edit Media page”.  To get there

  • login to the Kaltura Mediaspace page
  • click your username in the right hand corner 
  • choose My Media
  • click the pencil icon next to the video you want to share to bring up the Edit Media page for that video

If you have tried all the Testing List, you’ve dipped your toes into the basics of Kaltura.  But there is more to learn!  Check out these resources below for training available any time.

We’ve added 2 Kaltura training modules to Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly Hoonuit).   Login with your NetID and password.

  • Kaltura Video Platform
  • Kaltura for Brightspace
These cover much more in depth training.

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