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Using Kaltura for Your Assignments

Kaltura logoTo access Kaltura, do the following: 

Note that Kaltura is Earlham’s new video creation, storage, and management platform. To access the platform, visit the following locations: 

  1. Moodle, via the “My Media” side menu link
  2. Visit kaltura.earlham.edu to log into Kaltura viewing and editing options outside of Moodle.
  3. Kaltura Mediaspace mobile app (aka KMS Go). You can download it from your app store. Use the site address: earlham.mediaspace.kaltura.com to connect the app to our content

Note that Kaltura allows you to:

  1. Record new video with a single or double video input (ex. your camera and your screen, your laptop camera and an external camera)
  2. Upload existing video directly from a file, YouTube or Zoom recording.
  3. Search across all your videos, including metadata (title, description, tags) AND spoken text and written text from within the video
  4. Edit your video, including adding chapters, thumbnails, transcript and auto captions, screen layout
  5. Add quiz questions throughout the videos to confirm student understanding
  6. Allow for comments, giving students an opportunity for asynchronous discussion and to ask questions tied to a particular part of the video
  7. Easily embed the finished product in your Moodle course

To upload videos, do the following:

Note that Kaltura is an easy way to share videos with classmates and professors. To upload videos to Kaltura, do the following:

  1. Watch the video linked below. 

To add and edit captions, do the following:

Understand that captions are an essential element of any video, as it allows all individuals to understand what's happening in the video. To add captions, do the following:

  1. Once the Kaltura video has been selected, click actions and +caption & enrich.
  2. Click the edit (pencil icon) button for the captions you previously added.
  3. Should any of the text need to be edited, that can be done on this screen. There is a play button to view the video with accompanying captions. To edit the text or the corresponding time code, click on these items directly. When done, click save.
  4. Click the back button to go back to your video.

To share links to your Kaltura video, do the following:

Be aware that public links most be created in the Kaltura Mediaspace. To access this, go to kaltura.earlham.edu. After logging in to the site, do the following: 

  1. Click on your name (top right), and select my media from the menu.
  2. Click the title of the video you wish to share, as seen in the image below. 

under actions click publish

  1. Under publishing status choose unlisted (Default is "Private.")
  2. Under share, you'll now see a link that you can copy and paste. Users do not need to have access to Moodle or Kaltura to use these links. Copy and paste the link to share your video. 

click Share to access shareable link

To Create Kaltura Videos and post to forums, do the following:

Note that you can create Kaltura videos and upload them to discussion forums to create more engaging discussion. After understanding this, do the following: 

  1. Go to the discussion forum in which you need to post a video response.
  2. Click reply, immediately followed by advanced. After this, you will need to click the rainbow spark shown below.The Kaltura Logo, a Colorful Rainbow Spark
  3. After you have clicked the spark, click add new to access a dropdown menu. Once in this menu, click express capture, as shown below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Add New Dropdown. Express Capture is second.
  4. Click the red button to begin recording.
  5. When you are finished, click the square stop button located next to the recording timer.
  6. If you are satisfied with the recording, click use this. If you wish to record again, click record again. You can record until you are satisfied, be it one time or 6 times.
  7. When you are finished recording and have clicked use this, click save and embed.
  8. After you have done this, be sure to click post to forum.

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