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About Kaltura Media

Using the Kaltura Media Mashup Tool

Select an Existing Video

Upload a Video From Your Computer

Record From Webcam

Additional Resources


About Kaltura Media

Kaltura is a media sharing platform integrated into myLesley. It offers a secure environment for faculty and students to share media content privately or with others in the course. The easiest way to add video into your course is via the Kaltura Media Mashup tool. This tool allows you to add video content anywhere within your myLesley course, such as an item, assignment, Discussion Board post, blog post, etc. 


For instructions on uploading videos to Kaltura from a mobile device, see
Uploading to Kaltura from a Mobile Device.



Using the Kaltura Media Mashup Tool

Locate the place in your course where you wish to upload video. From the content editor, click the Add Content button.

click the add content button to add images, documents, and kaltura content to your course

 

Scroll down to the Additional Tools section and select Kaltura Media.

in the additional tools section, select kaltura media


This will take you to your Kaltura My Media area. The MyMedia area is where all of your Kaltura videos are stored. From here, you may select a previously added video, upload a new video, or record from your webcam.



Select an Existing Video

To select an existing video, locate the video in your My Media and click the Select button next to the video.


screenshot of selecting an existing video


Once you have selected your video, you will  be brought back to the text/content editor. Here you will see your embedded video.

screenshot of myLesley text/content area


Make any other changes to your content. Once you are done click Submit at the bottom of the page to save your changes.




Upload a Video From Your Computer

To upload a video from your computer, click on the Add New button at the top of the page. Looking to upload from a mobile device? See Uploading to Kaltura from a Mobile Device for more information.


screenshot of adding new item via kaltura mashup


This will open a menu. Select Media Upload.


screenshot of "add new" menu


This will open a new window. You may drag and drop your file to the Media Upload area or click Choose a File to Upload to locate a file on your computer.


screenshot of uploading tool


Once you have selected your video, your video will begin to upload. Depending on the size of your file and your connection speed it may take several minutes to upload. Once your video has uploaded, you will  be prompted to edit the title and (optionally) add tags and a description. Once you have finished, click Save at the bottom of the page. Next, click </> Save and Embed at the top of the page.


screenshot of media upload options


You will now be brought back to the text/content editor in your course. Here you will see your embedded video.

screenshot of myLesley text/content area


Make any other changes to your content. Once you are done click Submit at the bottom of the page to save your changes.




Record from Webcam


Important Update: November 4, 2020:

Please note that the Record from Webcam feature is currently experiencing issues with the new Blackboard content editor. Please see Kaltura Workaround for New Content Editor for instructions on how to get around the issue.




To record from your webcam, click on the Add New button at the top of the page.


screenshot of adding new item via kaltura mashup


This will open a menu. Select Webcam Recorder


screenshot of "add new" menu


This will launch the Record Media tool. 


To change your camera/audio settings, click on the Settings button (gear icon).


screenshot of setting icon


To begin recording, click the red Record button.


screenshot of record button


When you have finished recording, click the Stop button to stop recording. 


screenshot of stop recording button


Once you have finished recording you may view your recording. You may then select Use This to keep your recording, Record Again to re-record, or Download a Copy to download a copy of your video. 


screenshot of recording/saving options


Enter your video details including the video name and (optional) description and tags. Once you have finished, click Save at the bottom of the page. 


screenshot of video details



Once you have saved your video details, click the </> Save and Embed button at the top of the page.


You will now be brought back to the text/content editor in your course. Here you will see your embedded video.


Make any other changes to your content. Once you are done click Submit at the bottom of the page to save your changes.



Additional Resources

Webcam Recording Tips

The following guide provides some tips for recording video from your webcam: Webcam Recording Tips.


My Media

The Kaltura My Media area is a private space where media content may be uploaded and managed. From the My Media area you may edit your videos' options, create clips from your videos, delete videos, and more. For more information, see Kaltura My Media.


Editing Videos in Kaltura Media

The Kaltura Media Editor in My Media allows users to trim the beginning or end of videos, create clips, and splice then remove (chop) portions of a video. For more information, see Editing Videos in Kaltura Media.


Course Media Gallery

The course Media Gallery is a searchable gallery of media content for a specific course. In order to appear in the course Media Gallery, media must be specifically assigned to the gallery. For more information, see Kaltura Course Media Gallery.


Capture

Kaltura Capture is a presentation and production tool that allows users to record any combination of their screen, voice, and webcam. Capture is a standalone application, which means it can be used even without an internet connection. All recorded presentations can be easily uploaded to your My Media library in myLesley with just one click. For more information, see Kaltura Capture.


Kaltura Mobile

You can easily upload video from your mobile device to your myLesley course using Kaltura Media. Login to myLesley using your device's browser and navigate to the area in the course where you wish to upload a video (ex Discussion Board, Blog, etc.). For more information, see Uploading to Kaltura from a Mobile Device.