Kaltura - Embedding videos in Canvas LMS

Kaltura video files can be displayed within pages in Canvas.

Embed a video in a content page

  1. Go to the page that you want to embed a video and click Edit.
  2. Click the plug-in icon at the end of the Rich Text Editor toolbar to find a list of integrated tools
Embedding Kaltura media
Find the Plug-in icon in the editor toolbar
  1. Select Embed Kaltura Media to bring up your options from My Media.
Click on  "Embed Kaltura Media"
Click on  "Embed Kaltura Media"
  1. If your video already exists in My Media, scroll to the video and click </> Embed (option 1 shown), then go to step 8.
    OR if you need to upload the video, Click the + Add New button (option 2 shown), then select Media Upload from the dropdown options.
Embed existing video (1) or add a new video (2)
Embed existing video (1) or add a new video (2)
  1. Either Drag and Drop your file into the box or click + Choose a file to upload and navigate to your file.
  2. Enter the details of your video as needed: name, text description and tags to aid searching for your video later in your My Media.
  3. Click </> Save and Embed.
Save and Embed button
Save and Embed button
  1. You will return to the editor screen and your video will display in a video player in the text entry box. Click Save. You will now see the embedded video on the page.
Embedded video
Embedded video

Tips for a successful Kaltura upload

  • Kaltura accepts the following video file formats:
    .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg, .wmv, .m4v, .flv, .asf, .qt, .3gp, and .f4v
  • Kaltura accepts the following audio file formats:
    .mp3, .wav, .aiff, .wma, .wmv, .mov, .mpg, .avi, .flv, .asf, .qt, and .mpa.
  • Allow plenty of time for the video upload process (this may be hours for very large video files), and make sure you are in a stable internet environment.
  • Try to compress the video as much as you can before uploading. Larger files will take longer to upload to Kaltura. Your video software should have a compression option. If not, you can always search the internet for tips on compression for your video file format.
  • Keep a backup copy of your video file so if something happens during your upload, you will still retain a copy.

This guide was last updated 24 Feb 2020.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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