|Kaltura is a video streaming tool that allows students and faculty to create and share media content from anywhere and any device. Users can upload content to Moodle or Mediaspace. Content in Moodle is restricted to curricular use, while the Mediaspace portal is multi-purpose and permits sharing content outside of Trinity. Both environments share the same tools and access to the “My Media” personal library.|
Using Kaltura within Moodle
- Course viewing assignments: Students can watch course viewing assignments via Kaltura’s Moodle integration. Requests for films to be added to Kaltura are handled through the Library’s course reserve program.
- Once films have been added, students should click on “Media Gallery” in the left navigation menu within their Moodle course.
- Instructors can also embed Kaltura films under Moodle Topics or Weeks for better integration with other course materials.
- See also:
- adding films from Kanopy or Films on Demand to Moodle
- discovering film content in the Library’s OneSearch
- Kaltura’s documentation for analytics/usage statistics, which instructors can access from within Media Gallery.
- Create lecture, screen, voice, and presentation captures: Using Kaltura Personal Capture, a downloadable desktop application, you can record your screen along with voice and/or presentation slides, trim and crop the video, and order closed captions. You can also publish your videos to any Moodle course, and make them downloadable.
- Create your own library with My Media: In the upper left corner of the Moodle page, under the Dashboard, open the Site Home menu and click “My Media.” My Media is your personal library that you can access regardless of course environment. You can upload content from your own device or you can create new content using the Kaltura Personal Capture tool. You can then share your content with others in Moodle. (To share content outside of Moodle, login to My Media within the Mediaspace environment. )
- Create student video assignments:
- Kaltura can accept content students create as part of an assignment. In Moodle, “Add an Activity or Resource” and select “Kaltura Media Assignment.” Students can then use this assignment area as a “dropbox” for their videos to be graded. Here are instructions for students on using Capture to submit their recordings.
- You can also create video quizzes: videos that pause during playback to ask questions of the viewers as a method of learning assessment.
Using Kaltura within Mediaspace
Mediaspace is accessed at trincoll.mediaspace.kaltura.com. Trinity users may login using their Trinity credentials and access the Kaltura Personal Capture screen capture tool, upload content to their “My Media” personal library, order captions, and then share content with those outside of Trinity.
You can also create “channels” within Mediaspace for grouping videos together and sharing them under restrictions that you designate. To do so, login to Mediaspace, click the Channels tab, the the blue “Create Channel” button. There are several different permission levels you can set for the channel, from completely private, to campus-only access, to open to the public. “Logged in” means that videos will only be shown once a Trinity user logs in with their credentials. (If a user tries to access via a URL, Kaltura will prompt for credentials before playing the video). “Channel members” means anyone you add to the channel.
KMS Go is Kaltura’s lightweight mobile app that can easily capture and upload audio, video, or still images to your My Media collection on Kaltura. The app is a free download from the app stores for either Android or iPhone. When prompted, enter the site URL https://trincoll.mediaspace.kaltura.com and login with your Trinity credentials.
Taking a long time to upload video files? Try using Firefox as your browser instead. Chrome can be slow.
Using a Mac OS and encountering an error having to do with “3rd party session cookies”? See this post for the easy solution.