UNA is Moving to Canvas Studio from Kaltura

Following a successful pilot with 40 faculty in fall 2019, UNA will begin using Canvas Studio for media hosting in Canvas.  Kaltura will no longer be available after the end of the spring 2020 semester.  Studio is available for Faculty and Student use now.

Getting Started with Kaltura

Upload an Existing Video to Kaltura in Canvas

  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.

Embed a Kaltura Video in Canvas

You cannot link directly to a Kaltura video from a Module.  Instead, you embed the video in a Page or other content item and then link to that page/item. You can embed a video in Canvas content items that use the Rich Content text editor.

  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.

How do I edit Closed Captions in Kaltura?

  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:  https://cielo24.com/support/portfolio-tutorials/.  The first, Portfolio Video, does not apply to UNA, but the Edit Tool series does.

What Should I Do if My Captions are Missing?

Captions should automatically appear within 8-24 hours.  If you do not have captions after 24 hours, please submit a ticket in Canvas by going to Help(?)>>Report a problem and indicating which video does not have captions.

How Do I Create Student Video Upload Assignments?

  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.

How Do Students Submit Video/Media To An Assignment?

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

Kaltura Personal Capture

Kaltura Capture has a simple user interface, requiring only one click to record, without complex setup or a lengthy learning curve. Kaltura capture is supported both on Windows and Mac You can record: two camera inputs at once, two screens, or a camera and a screen. Kaltura Personal Capture automatically uploads new videos into Canvas.

REACH 2.0 Closed Captioning

Kaltura is changing their closed captioning user interface.  Caption editing will now take place inside the Canvas window.