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Kaltura

undefinedKaltura is Earlham’s new video creation, storage, and management platform. 

Access Kaltura via any of these options:

  • Moodle, via the “My Media” side menu link
  • Visit kaltura.earlham.edu to log into Kaltura viewing and editing options outside of Moodle.
  • 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

Kaltura allows you to:

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

Kaltura Training Videos

This video series from Kaltura outlines ways of using Kaltura in Moodle, including How to Use My Media, How to Upload Media, How to Edit Media, How to Add a Co-Publisher or Co-Editor, and Interactive Video Quiz.

 

 

Upload Media

Edit Videos

Add Collaborators

1) From Moodle go to the My Media link in the left side bar (or go to kaltura.earlham.edu and open the video.)

2.) To the right of the video you’d like to share, select "Edit", the pencil icon  (or from the kaltura.earlham.edu interface, open the video, under "Actions", select "Edit".)

3.) Select the Collaboration tab, then select Add Collaborator.

4.) Type the name of the user you’d like to share the video with in the box, then select the appropriate permissions. The permissions structure is as follows:

  • Co-Editors can edit the video
  • Co-Publishers can publish the video to other courses
  • Co-Viewers can view the video

You may select multiple boxes when choosing permissions if needed. 

5.) Once you’ve selected the appropriate permissions, click Add to add your collaborators. 

 

Edit Captions

1.) Once the Kaltura video has been selected, click ACTIONS and + Captions Requests.

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.

Kaltura Troubleshooting

ITS has excellent troubleshooting tips covering a variety of topics including browser compatibility, error messages, uploading, and captioning. Refer to their Help Documentation (link).

Of note:

  • Kaltura Express Capture does not work with the Safari browsers. Chrome and Firefox are the supported browsers. 
  • Browsers may need their security settings adjusted to play videos (link)
  • If you experience a message about a lack of memory or the video creation and upload process slows or stalls, try closing unneeded applications on your computer. 
  • If you have difficulties with the Kaltura recording options, trying recording a Zoom session (no participants needed), save the file locally, and upload to Kaltura for captioning and sharing.
  • Uploading video files to Kaltura will require a strong internet connection. If you are having trouble uploading using your home or personal network, try uploading when on campus.

For additional support contact moodlehelp@earlham.edu or the ITS Help Desk.

 

Local Support

Training Sessions:
Recording from Wednesday July 22: Tech Tools: Lecture recording/screen-casting/video sharing (Facilitators: Neal Baker & Knoll Bendsen) (password required)

Contact: email helpdesk@earlham.edu

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