Kaltura - Managing media in Canvas LMS

My Media stores all your videos in Canvas and is only available to you. These files can then be shared with members of a subject through adding files to the Media Gallery or embedding in Canvas pages.

The Media Gallery is for your whole subject. You can use this to manage the video content in your subject, and work with other staff to build content together. Anyone in your subject can look at the videos in Kaltura Media Gallery.

Adding a video to My Media

  1. To access My Media, go into any subject and click My Media in the Subject Navigation menu.
Accessing my Media
Accessing My Media
  1. Click the Add New button. You will have four options to choose from: Media Upload, Webcam Recording, Kaltura Capture, and Video Quiz.
Adding a video to My Media
Location of Add New button

Media upload

  1. Select the file to upload. Make sure you save before you click away so that you don’t lose any information.
Saving video details
Saving video details
  1. To go to the video, click Go To Media. To go back to your My Media page, click Go To My Media.

Webcam recording

  1. You will need to have a webcam and microphone for this option.
  2. Record the video. You will have the opportunity to review it and download the original file before uploading.

Kaltura Capture

  1. If you do not have Kaltura Capture installed, you will be prompted to download it.
  2. For further instructions on how to use this tool, visit the Kaltura website.

Adding a video from My Media to Kaltura Media Gallery

  1. To access the Kaltura Media Gallery for your subject, click Media Gallery in the Subject Navigation menu.
Accessing your Kaltura Media Gallery
Accessing your Kaltura Media Gallery
  1. Click + Add Media button. This will display all the videos you currently have in your My Media page.
Adding Media to your Media Gallery
Adding Media to your Media Gallery
  1. Click the checkbox for all the videos you would like to add.
  2. Click Publish.
Publishing your videos
Publishing your videos

Uploading a video to Kaltura Media Gallery

  1. Go to the Kaltura Media Gallery for your subject
  2. Click + Add Media button.
  3. Click the Add New button. Choose Media Upload to upload a video from your computer.
The Add New button
The Add New button
  1. Select the file to upload. Make sure to save before you click away so that you don’t lose any information.
Location of save button on upload page
Remember to save before leaving the page

Filtering videos in Kaltura Media Gallery

Clicking the Filters button will let you filter your videos by Media Type, Ownership status, and Captions.

Media Gallery filter options
Media Gallery filter options

Removing a video from Kaltura Media Gallery

  1. If you want to make changes to your video after it is published, you will have to remove it from the subject galleries it has been published in, and any pages where it has been embedded. If you access your video through My Media, it will show you this information.
Location of published video
This shows where the videos have been published
  1. To remove a video from Kaltura Media Gallery, you will have to delete it. This only removes the video from the Kaltura Media Gallery, and if the video was added from My Media a copy will remain there.
  2. Hover your cursor over the video you’d like to remove and click on the three dots.
Location of the three dots
The three dots
  1. Click the delete button that appears in the bottom left corner.
Removing a video
Removing a video
  1. A prompt will ask you whether you want to remove this from the media gallery. Click Remove.
Removing a video from the media gallery
Removing a video from the media gallery

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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