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Kaltura

What is Kaltura? 

Kaltura is a media tool that allows students to record, share and upload media to Blackboard Learn. To access Kaltura click on MyMedia located on the right side of the Blackboard Learn home page. 

Once you click on the MyMedia page, you will see an “Add New” button. This button will give you an option of tools that you are able to use. 

Kaltura Menu 

These are the tools: 

    • Media Upload- a way to upload media to MyMediaand share in Blackboard Learn. Great option if you prefer using your mobile device to record and upload videos. This tool allows you to upload videos directly to Kaltura.
    • Webcam Recorder- an easy way to record videos from your webcam or built-in camera. This tool will record your video and pick up audio and directly drop it in Kaltura. 
    • YouTube- a tool that allows you to copy and paste any YouTube video link directly to your MyMedia

Note: Kaltura Capture and Video Quiz are tools that are mainly managed by instructors.

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  • Analytics for Media

    To view analytics for a specific video (including number of views, average view times, people who viewed, etc.), locate your video in My Media and click to open. This will bring you to the video. 

        1. Click the Actions button and select Analytics

    Kaltura analytics button

    This will bring you to the Analytics area. Here you may view the total number of visits, number of views, drop off rates, average view time, and the top engrossed viewers.

    Analytics for media dashboard on Kaltura

  • Editing a Video in Kaltura

    Editing a Video 

    Access Your Media 

    Assuming you have already recorded, or uploaded a video to your My Media area on Kaltura, locate your video using your preferred method: 

    • From media.csuchico.edu 
    • From Blackboard Learn home page, My Media 
    Edit Media

    Users may edit video details, such as (name, description, tags), collaborators, options (clipping and comments), and more.  

        1. To edit video options, click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video.

    Edit button

        2. This will bring you to the Edit area. Here you may preview the video and edit your video details and options.

    Edit screen

        3. Click the Details tab to edit details, such as the video title, description, and tags.

    Details tab to edit details

        4. Click on the Options tab to allow others to create clips of the video and to enable or disable comments.

    Options tab to allow others to create clips of the video and to enable or disable commenting

        5. Click on the Collaboration tab to change ownership or to allow others to collaborate on your video.

    Collaboration tab to change ownership or to allow others to collaborate on your video.

        6. Click on the Thumbnails tab to create or replace the video's thumbnail image.

    Thumbnails tab to create or replace the video's thumbnail image.

        7.Click on the Downloads tab to select which format users can download.

    Download tab to select which format users can download.

        8. Click on the Captions tab to review your auto-captions file, edit captions, request captions, or upload a new caption file. For more information on captioning, contact OATS

    Captions tab to review your auto-caption file, edit captions, request captions, or upload a new caption file

        9. Click on the Timeline tab to add chapter markers to the video timeline.

    Timeline tab to add chapter markers to the video timeline.


    Timeline

    You may select a certain point on the timeline, zoom in/out on the timeline, or use the timeline to clip, trim, or chop your video. The Timeline includes the following icons and tools:

    • Redo icon: retracts to the last action you performed on the Timeline
    • Undo icon: undoes the last action you performed on the Timeline
    • Reset icon: resets the Timeline to its last saved state
    • Real-Time Marker, with Quick Action and Time Code
      • Set In/Out: use to set cue points on your timeline.
      • Split: use to cut your segment at the selected point
    • Fade In/Out icon: use to set fade in/out cue points on your selected segment
    • Delete icon: use to cut the selected segment
    • Zoom marker: use to enlarge the timeline display granularity
    • Handlebars: use to snap to a certain point on the video segment
    • Show/Hide Audio: show or hide the audio tracks on the timeline
    • Total amount of the video duration: indicates the total amount of time of the video
    timeline

    Trim a Video

    Trimming enables you to edit the start time and end time of your media. Trimming a video affects your original video and any changes you make will be permanent.

       1. Using the handlebars at the beginning and end of the clip, drag the bars to where you would like the video to start and stop.

    Timeline, with text and arrows that point to where to grab and trim.

    Clip a Video

    Creating a media clip creates a new media entry.  The clipping tool enables you to edit your media using the timeline or by setting the start time and end time of your new clip. 

    1. Using the handlebars at the beginning and end of the new clip, drag the bars to where you would like the video to start and stop.

    timeline

        2. Click Save A Copy. This will create a new clip.


    Deleting Media

        1. Click on the Trash icon to delete media.

  • Kaltura Capture

    What is Kaltura Capture

    Kaltura Capture is a presentation/production tool that allows users to record screen, voice, and webcam. It is a standalone application, which means it can be used without an internet connection. Recorded presentations can be uploaded to your My Media and shared in Blackboard Learn.

    TLP recommends reaching out to the *NAME OF NEW WEBSITE* to ensure a successful implementation of this tool within your instructional materials, activities, and delivery.

  • MediaSpace vs MyMedia: What is the Difference?

    MediaSpace is a video hosting service, similar to YouTube or Vimeo, that allows instructors and staff to manage and share video content in one place.

    MyMedia however, is a tool in Blackboard Learn that allows you to save and upload media to your own personal “cloud.” MyMedia can be very beneficial as it can be useful for uploading videos for a discussion board and/or other assignments. 

  • Trim, Clip, and Chop/Slice Your Media

    Trim, Clip, and Chop/Splice Your Media

        1. To launch the Kaltura Media editor, go to your My Media and then click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video. 

    edit screen

        2. Once the video loads, click Launch Editor. 

    launch editor button

        The editor consists of a left, right, and bottom pane.

    video editor