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.
The first time you access My Media, you may see this message:
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.
The Privacy and Copyright Statement will appear. Tick the “I agree to the above terms and conditions” box to proceed.
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.
Locate the file on your computer.
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.
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).
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.
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.)
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.
After stopping the video, you can click the “play” icon to review, the “record” icon to add to the video, or Save to continue.
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.
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.
In the Insert Stuff window, select My Media as the source.
To find videos you have uploaded to Kaltura, you must perform a search.
Once you have found the video you want, click to select it.
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.
The Insert Stuff window will close, and you will be able to see the embedded video inside the 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.)