During the summer of 2018, DU will be introducing a new video management system for the entire DU community.
Here are some common questions and answers related to this project.
What is our new enterprise video management system called?
The University has selected a company called Kaltura to be the next campus-wide video management system. Kaltura has a suite of tools related to video creation, capture, uploading, editing, mobile app, captioning, management, lecture capture, sharing and Canvas LTI integration. Here is a list of Kaltura products with a short description:
- Kaltura – Name of the company
- Kaltura – Canvas Integration: Canvas integration with WYSIWYG editor
- Kaltura – My Media: Your personal collection of all your uploaded videos located in Canvas or MediaSpace
- Kaltura – MediaSpace: Video portal website that supports public and private channels
- Kaltura – CaptureSpace: Computer screen capture and webcam recorder
- Kaltura – Lecture Capture: Classroom hardware to record video in a classroom
- Kaltura – Webcasting: Live video feed for large events
Why is DU moving to Kaltura?
Our TechSmith Relay and DU VideoManager servers are nearing “End of Life” which means they are no longer supported. Kaltura is a well established company that has specialized in enterprise video management for over 10 years. Kaltura provides many of the same features that Relay and VideoManager provides and in some cases does a much better job.
Who’s allowed to use it?
Our software license with Kaltura allow the entire DU community to use it. It’s primary use is for education, however, it can support marketing, research, special groups and business needs.
Will it work Canvas?
Yes, Kaltura provides Canvas instructors and student many helpful features. Please review this video
Kaltura LMS Video Plugin: Canvas Integration
Will I run out of storage space if I upload several videos into my Canvas My Media folder?
No, Kaltura provides Canvas instructors and students with a generous amount of storage space. You may experience problems uploading large video files if you have a slow Internet connection.
What type of video content can be uploaded into Kaltura?
You can upload your personal videos and audio files. You can also upload related media files to your primary video. For example, you can upload a video of your science experiment and attach a PDF with your experiment instructions.
What’s the difference between Kaltura and Zoom?
Can I move my content from DU VideoManager and Relay to Kaltura?
Yes, DU VideoManager and TechSmith Relay allow you to download your videos. If you have more than 20 videos to transfer, please contact us to help you migrate your videos over to Kaltura. After the videos have been moved, you will have to update the video embed code for each video. Please view the “Features” table below to see the main features of Kaltura and Zoom.
Will my TechSmith Relay and DU VideoManager still available and work?
Yes, TechSmith Relay and DU VideoManager will continue to work until summer 2019. However, we highly recommend that our campus community members start using Kaltura.
How can I login and explore Kaltura?
If you are an active DU community member (instructor, staff or student) you can login via two ways. Kaltura is directly embedded in Canvas so you can access it via your Canvas course. You can also access it via DU VideoCast at http://videocast.du.edu using your DU 87 number and password.
Does Kaltura support captions?
Yes, Kaltura has a built-in caption engine that will index every video that you upload into the system. This computerized caption service is about 80% accurate but Kaltura allows you to edit your video captions. For longer videos, contact our support team to get assistance captioning your videos.
Does Kaltura support other media formats besides video?
Yes, Kaltura allows users to upload video, audio and images. You can also attached related files (PowerPoint, WordDoc and PDF) to a video as a Video Presentation. Click here to learn more about Kaltura Video Lecture Presentation.
|Features||Kaltura||Zoom Cloud||More Info|
|Computer screen recording||Yes||Yes||link|
|Narrated PowerPoint Recordings||Yes||Yes||link|
|Edit video after recording||Yes||No||link|
|Share video with students or others||Yes||No||link|
|Has auto captioning||Yes||Yes||link|
If you have a question about using Kaltura, please contact Alex.Martinez@du.edu for assistance.