Kaltura is a media storage and recording tool that is integrated in Canvas. Instructors and students access Kaltura through the course navigation button or links that are within a Canvas site for their course.

How can I use Kaltura in teaching?

  • If you have created your own video (i.e., not using Zoom or Panopto), you can upload it to Kaltura and then add it to a course Media Gallery or embed it within a Canvas (in a Page, Discussion, etc.) using the Rich Content Editor.
  • Curating a playlist with specific videos uploaded to the course Media Gallery.
  • Students can upload their own videos to a discussion, a Canvas assignment, etc.
  • You can also insert Kaltura media into Canvas assessments.

What is unique about Kaltura?

  • Kaltura can incorporate video into your Canvas modules, announcements, emails, discussions, and assignments.
  • Kaltura can enhance your videos with captions, chapters and attachments.
  • You can also add Kaltura media to quizzes.
  • By default, Zoom sessions that are recorded to the cloud are added to your Media.  You can then add the recording to a course Media Gallery.

Technical requirements

Kaltura is a cloud application, so there is no software to install. Kaltura will run in your web browser and on almost any internet connection. 


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Modified on: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 2:55 PM