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About My Media
The Kaltura My Media area is a private space where you may upload and manage your media content. From the My Media area you may edit your videos' options, manage captions, create clips from your videos, delete videos, publish videos to the Course Media Gallery, and more.
To add a video to your course (such as an item, assignment, Discussion Board post, blog post, etc.), see Using the Kaltura Mashup Tool.
Accessing My Media
To access your My Media, click on the Tools link in the Global Navigation menu. This will bring you to the Tools area. Select Kaltura My Media.
If prompted to allow Kaltura authorization, click Allow. You should only need to do this once.
Adding a Link to My Media in the Course Menu (faculty)
To add a link in the course menu to the My Media area, click the Add Menu Item button (+) at the top of the menu.
This will open a menu. Select Web Link.
Enter a name for your link, such as My Media.
For the URL, enter https://my.lesley.edu/webapps/osv-kaltura-bb_bb60/jsp/myMedia.jsp
Check the Available to Users box and click Submit.
Captioning Kaltura Videos
Kaltura Media has the ability to automatically add captions to your video content using automatic speech recognition (ASR). When a video is uploaded, the ASR processes begins immediately. Captions are created based on the audio track and the content is assumed to be in English. However, video owners can run the captions in other languages.
All videos created after August 6, 2018 will be auto-captioned. Any videos uploaded to Kaltura before this date will not be auto captioned, but you may request ASR captions at any time.
ASR captions are only 80% accurate and accuracy may vary depending on the audio quality, clarity of speech, background noise, etc. We recommend using the ASR captions as a starting point - you will want to edit them for accuracy.
For more information on captioning, including how to review and edit captions, see Kaltura Media: Captioning Video Content.
Editing Your Media
Edit Video Options
You may edit your video options, including details (name, description, tags), collaborators, options (clipping and comments), and more.
To edit your video options, click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video.
This will bring you to the Edit area. Here you may preview the video and edit your video details and options.
Click the Details tab to edit details, such as the video title, description, and tags.
Click on the Options tab to allow others to create clips of the video and to enable or disable commenting.
Click on the Collaboration tab to allow others to collaborate on your video.
Click on the Thumbnails tab to create or replace the video's thumbnail image.
Click on the Captions tab to review your auto-caption file, edit captions, request captions, or upload a new caption file. For more information on captioning, see Kaltura Media: Captioning Video Content.
Trim, Clip, and Chop/Splice Your Media
To launch the Kaltura Media editor, go to your My Media and then click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video.
Once the video loads, click Launch Editor.
If your video has captions, a warning message will display. In order to keep the original caption files intact, save a copy of the video before editing.
The editor consists of a left, right, and bottom pane.
Use the bottom pane to trim the beginning/end of your video, create clips, or remove chunks of content from your video. For detailed instructions, see Editing Videos in Kaltura Media.
Publishing to the Course Media Gallery
To add content to the course Media Gallery, select the video you wish to add. Click the Actions button and select Publish.
You will be prompted to confirm whether you wish for your video to remain private or to publish the video. Select the course Media Gallery to which you would like to publish and click Save to publish your video.
By default, your instructor will need to approve the content before it is added to the course Media Gallery.
Download Your Media
To download a copy of your video, go to your My Media and then click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video.
This will bring you into the editing area. Click the Download Media button on the top right corner of your video.
To delete a video, navigate to your My Media and click the Delete button (trash can icon) to the right of the video you wish to delete.
To delete multiple videos, click the box next to each video you wish to delete to select. At the top of the page, click the Actions button and select Delete.
To view analytics for a specific video (including number of views, average view times, people who viewed, etc.), locate your video in My Media and click to open. This will bring you to the video.
Click the Actions button and select Analytics
This will bring you to the Analytics area. Here you may view the total number of visits, number of views, drop off rates, average view time, and the top engrossed viewers.
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