Kaltura FAQs for Faculty

What is Kaltura? 

Kaltura is a media management software that is used to record audio, screen capture, webcam videos and upload them or existing media from your device to Kaltura My Media in Canvas. 


       My Media is a collection of all the videos you've recorded or uploaded with the Kaltura tools.

       Media Gallery is the location, within a course, where you can choose and post videos from your My Media collection for your students to view, in the context of the course.

How can I create a Kaltura account? 

Login into Canvas and go to Courses. Select a course and click on My Media on the global course navigation bar. It will redirect you to your automatically created account on Kaltura MediaSpace. 

What does Kaltura My Media allow me to do? 

1.     Add New (Content)

       Media Upload

       Express Capture


       Kaltura Capture

       Video Quiz

2.     Actions

       Caption & Enrich



3.     View Analytics

4.     Launch Editor

How can I upload non-Kaltura videos in My Media? 

Go to My Media -> Add New -> Media Upload. 

The Media Upload allows users to upload or drag & drop a file from a computer to My Media. All common video, audio and image formats in all resolutions are accepted.   

How can I upload a YouTube video to My Media? 

The YouTube feature in My Media is used to upload public YouTube videos to Kaltura My Media. 

Go to My Media -> Add New -> YouTube -> Video Page Link (or Content ID) -> Paste the YouTube video Link -> Click on Preview. 

Fill out any relevant information you would like to associate with the video (name, description, tags and select the publishing status). Finally click on the save button. Now the YouTube video can be seen in your Kaltura My Media. 

What does Publishing Status mean? 

Private - Media page will be visible to the content owner only. 

Published - Media page will be visible to individuals according to entitlements on published destinations.  

What is Kaltura Capture? 

Kaltura Capture is a tool to record videos in Kaltura.

To record your videos using Kaltura Capture in Canvas, use the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder application. Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder is an application that makes it easy for users to create and upload videos to Kaltura through Canvas. This software is available for Windows or Mac. If you’ve already installed Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder, it will launch automatically. If not, install the application before using Kaltura Capture. 

How do I record videos using Kaltura Capture? 

Go to My Media -> Add New -> Kaltura Capture. 

Now click on the new recordings. A new window will be opened with options to select appropriate content to be recorded (screen, camera, and audio). Select the type of content to be recorded and Click on the red button to start recording. 

How to save recorded videos in the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder application? 

Once the recording is completed, click on the stop recording button. Now fill out the title, description and tags then click on Save or Save and Upload option.

What is the difference between save versus save & upload in Kaltura Capture? 

If you click on Save, the videos will be saved to the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder application library and cannot be seen in Kaltura My Media. You can later upload the videos to Kaltura my media from the library by clicking on the upload option. 

If you click on Save and Upload, the videos will be saved to the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder application library and uploaded to Kaltura My Media. 

What are tags in Kaltura? 

A tag is a label attached to a video or media file. Tagging something classifies it to make it easier to find. Kaltura uses metadata, like tags, to classify and describe items, making browsing and searching easier. Tags are a great way to navigate and find your content in Kaltura. 

What is Express Capture? 

Express Capture is a tool that enables recording content directly from the browser without the need to install any additional software. The recorded content can be saved to My Media. 

Go to My Media -> Add New -> Express Capture 

Does Kaltura have a way to create a Video Quiz? 

Yes.  A Video Quiz can be added to existing videos in My Media. 

Go to My Media -> Add New -> Video Quiz. 

How can I delete a video in Kaltura? 

Go to My Media -> Select the video (click on the box on the right side of the video) -> Actions (on the upper right corner) -> Delete

How can I add captions to videos in Kaltura? 

Go to My Media -> Select the video -> Actions (on the bottom right corner) -> Caption & Enrich. 

Astate uses AI Machine Captioning, which is 90-95% accurate. 

How can I edit captions in Kaltura? 

To edit the already existing captions for the uploaded videos follow the instructions below. 

1.     From your My Media page, select the existing media for which you wish to edit captions.

2.     Click the Actions drop-down menu and select Caption and Enrich.

3.     The resulting table will display one row for each of the recording's caption tracks. The Edit icon is displayed for all completed captions. Click edit in the right-most column to edit the desired captions.

4.     The caption editor will open. Edit the desired caption in the text field at the center of the page.

What is Kaltura Media Space? 

With Kaltura Media Space, users can securely create, upload, share, search, browse, and watch live and on demand videos, presentations, screencasts, and other rich media content, anytime, anywhere. 

What is Kaltura Knowledge Center

 Kaltura Learning is a new video portal based on Media Space. Contained on the portal are short "How To” tutorial videos, covering the various workflows present in the Kaltura product. 

You can visit the Kaltura Knowledge Center here: https://knowledge.kaltura.com


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