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Kaltura – Video Creation and Sharing

Kaltura is our newest campus-wide video management system. Kaltura is available in all Canvas courses, instructors can start testing and learning how to use this system starting in 2019.

Important Notice: Users of DU VideoManager, DU CourseMedia videos (excluding images and audio), TechSmith Relay, Relay Wrangler, and faculty who are using videos in Canvas, will be impacted by the transition over to Kaltura, which will be a campus-wide rollout beginning in the Fall Quarter of 2019.

Kaltura provides:

  • Canvas course integration
  • Upload videos, images and audio files into Canvas using Kaltura.
  • Apply quiz questions to videos to ensure your students are understand the content.
  • Organize and share content for students using playlist features.
  • Check analytics to monitor which students are watching your course videos.
  • Add video questions to increase viewer engagement with your video content.
  • Edit the automatic video captions that get applied to all videos in Kaltura.
  • Share you videos with other University as a co-editor or co-publisher.

How can I learn more and who to contact?

  • If you have a question about using Kaltura, please contact for assistance.
  • Kaltura how-to articles on the OTL Knowledge Base
  • Kaltura Support Team:
    • Alex Martinez – Academic Technologies Consulting
    • Rich Path – Academic Technologies Consulting
    • Nicolas Pares – University College
    • Allison O’Grady – University College

Kaltura Videos Tutorials and User Guides:

DU Hosted Kaltura Webinars


Due to significant concerns regarding compliance with copyright law, the Offices of the Provost and General Counsel have advised the Libraries and the Office of Teaching and Learning to cease converting CourseMedia Screenshotanalog DVD, BlueRay, VHS, etc. to streaming files except in very limited circumstances, beginning in the Fall Quarter of 2018. If you have new titles you’d like streamed for Fall, please submit them as soon as possible to

If you have used CourseMedia in recent quarters, you may have noticed a new copyright acknowledgement statement that appears here, and also when videos are presented to students in Canvas. This language was developed by the University Libraries in consultation with the Offices of the Provost and General Counsel. In addition, heavy users of the service have engaged in conversations in recent quarters regarding the need to cease this practice, and we have also been communicating with the Library Liaison Advisory Group. These conversations have proved invaluable.

At this time, this change applies only to video, not audio or still images, and regards only the conversion of new titles. Videos already available in CourseMedia will not be removed immediately, but will be evaluated for copyright compliance during the Fall quarter. If there are titles already available in CourseMedia you plan to use in future quarters, please contact your library liaison as soon as possible: We provide access to over 250,000 videos through over a dozen licensed platforms, and will attempt to provide your title in the same manner. If we cannot, we will likely need to delete most of the films in CourseMedia at a future date, but hope to work closely with you before that happens. Visit the Guide to Using Media in Courses for more information on using media in courses.

We recognize this change will be disruptive to many faculty members. We are collectively committed to providing faculty with the streaming video resources needed to teach their courses, but must do so in a manner that is compliant with current copyright legislation.

If you have questions related to legal matters, please contact the Office of General Counsel ( or the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer’s Intellectual Property Manager, CeCe Ging (

Questions related to resource availability for your courses can be directed to your library liaison:


You’ve heard that using video examples for teaching is an effective practice, but it sounds like a lot of work NBC Learn Videosfor the instructor! Does DU have anything that helps me narrow down some videos to use in the class, either face-to-face or online?

NBC Learn Higher Ed ( is DU’s licensed collection of more than 21,000 videos, documents, and images that can be incorporated into classroom lectures and online teaching materials. The stories on NBC Learn Higher Ed are 2-6 minutes in length and designed so that faculty can give students access to digital content that is engaging, inspiring, and relevant to their daily lives. Besides its rich collection of primary-source newscasts from the NBC archive, NBC Learn Higher Ed is updated daily with the latest current events videos from NBC News and its portfolio. The resources enable faculty to use real-world case studies and keep students up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields.

Key Features

  • Search and Embed videos within Canvas
  • Create and share Playlists with students
  • Automatically generate citations in MLA, APA or Chicago style
  • Accessible playback format, closed captioned and full transcripts for all videos

That’s a great resource, but what if you don’t have the time to wade through the entire library to find relevant video examples for your class?

The NBC team will look through your syllabus and suggest a video playlist that corresponds to your learning outcomes and subject matter.

Please join us online February 15th at 11:30 am for an interactive online session on how NBC Learn Higher Ed can be integrated into face-to-face or blended instruction.  Participants will learn to search, download, and embed videos and hear best practices from professors currently using the system.

Register here

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As you may know, CourseMedia is a course media management system that helps instructors organize and present media materials (images, video and audio). On August 10 2016, a new DU CourseMedia system was rolled out to the DU academic community.

This is the biggest software update to CourseMedia in years and we encourage instructors to become familiar with the new system. Here are the 5 biggest changes to CourseMedia:

  1. Instructors must share their CourseMedia content with their students via Canvas.
  2. Existing CourseMedia galleries are now organized by Groups and Personal galleries.
  3. Some old CourseMedia was removed from the system due to copyright issues. Please verify that all your old CourseMedia content is still working.
  4. CourseMedia can now search and embed Kanopy videos, a DU library video subscription of 26,000+ videos.
  5. CourseMedia content is now iPad friendly.

Additional information on new changes to CourseMedia can be found on our KnowledgeBase.

If you would like further help with Canvas/CourseMedia content, please contact our office for assistance at or at 303-871-2084.

DU CourseMedia has a fresh look and feel.

DU CourseMedia has a fresh look and feel.

DU CourseMedia


DU CourseMedia is an online system that helps instructors discover, organize and present course media materials (images, video and audio). Instructors can create media galleries that can be accessed by their students in Canvas. Instructors have access to large collection of art and world history images, library reserve videos and audio works.

DU CourseMedia

DU CourseMedia

What can faculty do with DU CourseMedia?

  • Create high quality image and video presentations for your students.
  • Share media (video, audio and photos) with students via Canvas. *
  • Access, view and share the library video collection with your course students.
  • Create video clips on-the-fly using an online media editor tool.
  • Upload your own images into a gallery.
  • Import external video (YouTube, PBS, Vimeo, CNN, NPR, FoxNews) into a gallery.
  • Supports complex language characters (Russian, Korean, Arabic etc…).
  • Move or copy galleries to other instructor.
  • Assign course students to create their own personal research galleries. View Video

Here are the big changes to CourseMedia that DU instructors should know about:

  • Instructors must share their CourseMedia content with their students via Canvas. View Videos
  • CourseMedia can now search and embed Kanopy videos, a DU library video subscription of 26,000+ videos.
  • CourseMedia content is now iPad friendly.
  • Instructors must update their old CourseMedia/Canvas embed codes.  The old embed codes will stop working Summer 2017.
  • If DU instructors need help updating their Canvas/CourseMedia content, please contact our GTA office workers for assistance at
  • If you have used CourseMedia in the past, please visit the new CourseMedia and verify if all  your materials are still working correctly.

How can I get started?

To get started, visit the website at Instructors have automatic access but students must be enrolled in a Canvas course that is using DU CourseMedia. Art History students can access the CourseMedia website directly.

As an instructor, how do I request a new video for DU CourseMedia?

If you are an instructor, email the library reserves department at When making the request, please ensure to provide as much detail as possible about the video, including date, director, and language. Also, be sure to search the repository before making your request. There is a chance that your video has already been requested by another instructor in the past

How can I learn more?

  • Get support for DU CourseMedia at the OTL Knowledge Base.
  • Contact or call us 303-871-2084


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