Step 1: How to Add Video

Note: BOTH steps are necessary to using Kaltura. Please read directions fully.

You can access your Kaltura videos or upload new videos from My Media. Access My Media by clicking on the My Tools menu in the navbar and selecting My Media.

Using Kaltura - how to upload video - My Media in My Tools Menu

 

 

 

 

The first time you access My Media, you may see this message:

Kaltura permission screen: Application Desire2Learn Digital Media Services - Kaltura v3.0 by Kaltura Inc. is trying to access your information. Would you like to proceed?

 

 

 

Click the tick box next to “Do not ask me again for this application” and then click “Continue” to access My Media.

 

Option A: Upload Video

In My Media, click on the blue Add New button and select Media Upload.

Using Kaltura - how to upload video - Media Upload in Add New Menu

 
The Privacy and Copyright Statement will appear. Tick the “I agree to the above terms and conditions” box to proceed.

bottom section of Privacy and Copyright Statement, featuring a tickbox labelled "I agree to the above terms and conditions."

 

 

 

The Upload section will appear as soon as you tick the “I agree” box.

 

On the Upload Media screen, click the “Choose a file to upload” button.

Using Kaltura - how to upload video - Choose a File to Upload button

 

 

 

 

 

Locate the file on your computer.

TIP: There is a 2GB size limit on media files. Anything larger than 2GB will not upload correctly.

Once you have added the file, you will see a progress bar indicating the progress of your upload. Once it’s finished, you will see the words “Upload completed!” and several additional fields will appear below.

Using Kaltura - how to upload video - Upload Completed

You should always fill out as much information about your video as you can, but make sure to include a Name and any tags that might help you find the video later (like the class name and number – e.g. ENGL1117 – the semester in which you uploaded the video, or a description of the subject matter).

Using Kaltura - how to upload video - Add description to your video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Save.

A message will appear under the Tags field that says “Media successfully set to Private.”

Option B: Record Video from your Webcam

You can also record and upload video directly using your webcam.

In My Media, click on the blue Add New button and select Webcam Recording.

Using Kaltura - Record from Webcam in Add New Menu

 

On the Record from Webcam screen, you may see a pop-up Flash window asking for your permission to use your system’s microphone and camera. To record, you will need to click Allow. (Some browsers may also create additional pop-ups asking for permission.)

Using Kaltura - Record from Webcam - Flash Permission Request

 

 

You will see a preview of your live recording. Click anywhere on the preview window to start your recording.  When the recording is complete, click anywhere on the preview window to stop the recording.

Using Kaltura - Record from Webcam - Click to Start Recording

Using Kaltura – Record from Webcam – Recording Done

 

After stopping the video, you can click the “play” icon to review, the “record” icon to add to the video, or Save to continue.

Using Kaltura – Record from Webcam – Diagram of recording controls

 

 

 

 

Next, you will be asked to fill out descriptive details about your video. You should always fill out as much information about your video as you can, but make sure to include a Name and any tags that might help you find the video later.

Using Kaltura - Record from Webcam - Add Video Description

Once you’re finished with your description, click Save. You may now click “Go to Media” to view the video or “My Media” to see it listed with all of your other media files.

Step 2: How to Insert Stuff

In D2L, you can insert Kaltura videos anywhere you find the HTML Editor.

In the HTML Editor, click the Insert Stuff button. The Insert Stuff window will appear.

Using Kaltura - Insert Video - Insert Stuff Button

 

 

TIP: If you attempt to embed media immediately after uploading, they may still be processing and therefore will not be found when you search for them. Allow for processing time before attempting to insert media files in your course, especially if you have uploaded a large file.

In the Insert Stuff window, select My Media as the source.

Using Kaltura - Insert Video - Insert Stuff - My Media

 

 

 

 

 

To find videos you have uploaded to Kaltura, you must perform a search.

Using Kaltura - Insert Video - My Media - Perform a Search

 

 

 

TIP: The Search tool can search by Title or username. Click Search without entering anything in the search field to bring up all your Kaltura videos.

Once you have found the video you want, click to select it.

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Click Next.

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Next you will see a preview of the video as it will appear in your course. You can play the video to ensure it’s working correctly.

When you’re done, click Insert to insert the video into your course.

Insert button

 

 

The Insert Stuff window will close, and you will be able to see the embedded video inside the HTML Editor.

Using Kaltura – Inserting Video – Video in HTML Editor

 

 

Make any further edits you wish to make to the content item (adding text, etc.), and then save and close.

The video will now appear in your course.

TIP: Kaltura videos and Assignment folders If you are inserting a video into an Assignment folder, you must also attach a file using the “Add a File” button before you will be allowed to submit your assignment. This file can be anything – a picture, a text file – but you must click “Add a File” and attach a file in addition to your inserted video or you will encounter an error. (Do not attempt to use “Add a File” to upload your Kaltura video.)

 

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