Kaltura allows you to upload video, images. and audio files. It also allows you to create desktop recordings (screen and webcam recording).

Adding Media Using the Canvas Text Editor

This is the fastest way to add a new media object (video, audio or image) into your Canvas course.

  1. Go to any Canvas page that has the text editor tool (content, discussion board or assignment page)
  2. Click the V symbol and select Embed Kaltura Media
  3. After selecting Embed Kaltura Media, a window will pop open showing giving you several options. From here you can add a new item by clicking Add New or select an existing media item that has been already uploaded.
  4. Press the Save &Publish or Save.


Adding Media Items into My Media (private folder)

Note: My Media is  your private folder that contains all your media items that you have uploaded or media that has been shared with you; only you can see you media items. To share your media items with students, use Media Gallery or add a media piece on a Canvas page using the text editor tool bar option called “Kaltura Embed Media”.

  1. Activate Kaltura in your Canvas course.
  2. Navigate to My Media, Media Gallery, or click the Embed Kaltura button within the Canvas page rich text editor.
  3. Click on the blue Add New button.
  4. Click Media Upload.
  5. Read and agree to the terms and conditions of use.
  6. Click Choose a File to Upload.
  7. Locate the media file on your computer, select it, and click Open.
  8. Your file will begin to upload. While it uploads, you can edit the media’s title, description, tags, and privacy. If you change any of these settings, be sure to click the Save button.
  9. Your upload is complete when you see a green progress bar with the message “Upload Completed!” Note: New upload media may take a few minutes before it’s ready for use. All uploaded media gets converted into files that can be delivered over the web effectively, this process may take from 5-20 minutes, depending on the media type and size. 
  10. After uploading and adding metadata to your media, you can share the media on the course Media Gallery or withing Canvas pages.


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