Kaltura, Getting Started

Getting Started with Kaltura

New to teaching with Kaltura? Read this first.

To create a video, you can use Kaltura Capture (a full-featured program allowing multiple inputs, PowerPoint slides, etc ) or Express Capture (a simple, quick way to record a quick video with your Webcam), or produce the video with your favorite method, and upload it to mediaspace.illinois.edu.

To share video with students: You can create a channel in Mediaspace and publish the videos to the channel, or use Canvas.

Students can also add videos, through mediaspace.illinois.edu, or through Canvas in assignments, discussion boards, or anywhere they see the text editor.

Also, captions are available for all videos in Kaltura.

Tips for your first video:

How to upload a file to Illinois Media Space

Kaltura is a campus video distribution system similar to YouTube. Anyone with a NetID can log in, upload and share content. Your videos are automatically converted to formats viewable across current operating systems and platforms (desktops, mobile). 
Where the Kaltura media engine differs from YouTube is that your content can be locked down so it is only visible to specific NetIDs, or within your course learning management system. Think of it as YouTube with a privacy or FERPA fence. While YouTube is powerful platform, users of Kaltura at Illinois can protect their privacy and intellectual property rights. 
Media you upload to Kaltura follows you based on your NetID. Video you upload in Moodle is visible to you in the Media Space. Content you upload via the Media Space mobile app can be published in Canvas. While your media is visible to you when you connect to Kaltura, you may only publish into the system in which you are logged in (i.e. If you are in Media Space you cannot publish to a Canvas course space and vice versa).
The Kaltura system includes:
  • Illinois Media Space, https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/, a public/private portal for content. Anyone in the world can view the public galleries, but only users with active NetIDs can log in and see private channels. Channels are used for course material, RSOs, organizations, team and group work, and many other uses. The overwhelming majority of content in Kaltura is password protected to a channel or within Moodle or Canvas. Anyone can create and share a channel. 
  • Mobile Apps: Are available for iOS and Android devices and allow easier access and uploading of media content
  • Integrated with our Canvas service. Directly access all your media to add them wherever you see the Kaltura button in the text editor: announcements, discussion, assignments, pages, etc.
  • Learn@Illinois integration.  Direct access to all the recording and upload tools through the LAS implementation of Moodle.
  • Owners of media can share anywhere on the Web if they choose to with embed code.
  • Kaltura Personal Capture, a built-in application that lets you create video and audio through a Webcam or desktop capture--and includes an automatic slide detection feature, all in one interface.  Link to more information about using Kaltura Personal Capture
Kaltura is available to all students, faculty, and staff to upload and share. Content publicly visible on Media Space can be seen by anyone, but public gallery publishing is limited to faculty and staff.

To get started:

Go to https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/ and click on the login button in the upper-right:

Kaltura Login

Once you've logged in, you can click on the "Add New" button next to your name, now in the upper-right.  You can choose this from the menu.  To see what you've already uploaded, click on your name and choose My Media from the menu.

To learn more about Kaltura, Media Space, or the tools, search answers.uillinois.edu or visit the Illinois Media Space at https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/. Tips and an FAQ can be found at Mediaspace Help

How to upload a file to Illinois Media Space

You may continue uploading more files by clicking the '+ Choose another file' button and repeating steps 2–3 above.
Please note that at this point you may not be able to view your media and you may see the message: Media is being processed (: ! This is completely normal. Your media will continue to process even if you navigate away from Illinois Media Space.


How to create a channel

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