UNA uses Kaltura to provide video and other media services for faculty and students in online, hybrid, and traditional classes.

Kaltura can be used to:

  • Capture lectures
  • Present video to students
  • Incorporate existing video/media (such as videos recording using Camtasia)
  • Add closed captioning to media
  • Allow students to upload video/media-based assignments
  • Create video quizzes in Canvas
  • Provide usage analytics

  1. Click My Media in the course Navigation.  If you don't see My Media, you may need to go to Settings to enable it.
  2. Click Add New
  3. Click Media Upload
  4. Click Choose a file to upload
  5. Once the file has completed uploading, make any changes you need to the Name, description, and tags.
  6. Click Save.
  7. It may take the video upwards of 10 minutes to finish processing and be viewable, but you can now embed it or return to other areas of Canvas.

You can embed a video in most areas of Canvas.  Most people choose to put them in a content Page.

  1. Click the Kaltura icon in the text editor Click
  2. Add New Select Media Upload
  3. Choose your file
  4. Add details if necessary
  5. Save
  6. Click back to Browser and Embed (link is beside Save button)
  7. Click Select for the appropriate video and pick a size (student can resize to full screen regardless of size selected)
  8. Save the Page
  9. Add the Page to a module or link to it in another page.
  1. Go to Canvas.
  2. Go to My Media.
  3. Go to the video.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. Click Caption Requests.
  6. If there's an edit button, click it.
  7. If you do not see the edit button, click the "Refresh list: CLICK HERE to see all Caption Requests for this media."
  8. You should then see the edit button, click it.  

When you get to the Captioning editor, you just type to make changes.   The “Save” button keeps a draft of corrections for each caption.  The “Approve” button finalizes the changes for each captions.  

Cielo, the company that provides the automated captioning and the caption editor has a series of video guides available here:  The first, Portfolio Video, does not apply to UNA, but the Edit Tool series does.

  1. Add an Assignment
  2. Change Submission Type to Online
  3. Under Online Entry Options, select Text Entry
  4. Change Other Assignment properties as needed
  5. Save and Publish
  6. When they access the assignment, students will submit by clicking the “Embed Kaltura Video” in the text editor window.  Please see the "How Do Students Submit Video/Media To An Assignment?" section for detailed submission instructions.

These instructions also work for uploading/embedding into Discussions. 

PDF Guide with images for PC

PDF Guide with images for Mac

Quick Guide

  1. Go to the Assignment
  2. Click Submit Assignment
  3. In the Text Entry window, Click the Embed Kaltura Media button
  4. You should now see the Kaltura Embed Media Window
  5. Click the Actions button in the upper right
    1. If you have media to upload, select Media Upload
    2. If you need to record, you can select CaptureSpace
  6. Once you have media in your My Media, you can select it
  7. You may embed your media as Large, Medium, or Small.   Unless specified by your professor, this is up to you.
  8. Add any additional comments to your instructor in the Comments box
  9. Click Submit Assignment