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Canvas - Upload, access, and share video in Canvas with Kaltura My Media
This document describes how users can access their own media and various Kaltura functions from inside Canvas by using "Kaltura My Media".
UW-Madison users can access Kaltura MediaSpace tools and their media by logging into mediaspace.wisc.edu. Users can also access Kaltura MediaSpace tools and their own personal media by using Kaltura My Media inside Canvas. You can then embed it anywhere in Canvas you can use the Canvas rich content editor (RCE).
Accessing Kaltura My Media in Canvas
Users can access Kaltura My Media two different ways - their user profile and a Canvas course navigation option. The first time you access Kaltura My Media you may be prompted to authorize Canvas to access your Kaltura account. If you are prompted to, click Authorize.
Access Kaltura My Media via your user profile
- While logged into Canvas click on your user icon in the upper left,
- Click on Kaltura My Media:
- Your My Media page will display which includes all your uploaded media, and media that has been shared with you as a co-publisher, or co-editor.
Access Kaltura My Media via your Canvas course navigation
Instructors can activate Kaltura My Media as a course navigation option by adding it via Settings → Navigation. For more directions on how an instructor can enable this option, see How do I manage Course Navigation links?. If an instructor has activated this option, users can access "Kaltura My Media" from the course navigation:
NOTE: Kaltura My Media will show you your own media when you click on it. Even though it is in the course navigation this media is not available to other users in the course. Any user in the course who clicks on Kaltura My Media will see their own media.We generally encourage you to embed Kaltura media in a Canvas page for your students to view by following Canvas - How to upload and embed a video in Canvas using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison) . If you want to create a Kaltura Course Media Gallery see Kaltura - Using "Kaltura Gallery" course media galleries and analytics in Canvas .
Upload videos to Kaltura My Media
After accessing Kaltura My Media by one of the above methods you can upload an audio or video file by following these instructions:
- On the My Media screen, click the Add New button and click Media Upload.
- Read the notification and click the checkbox indicating you agree to the terms and conditions if you do.
- Click Choose a File to Upload, locate the file on your computer, and select it. Kaltura will display a progress bar as the file uploads.
- On the "Upload Media" page enter a name, description, tags, and add collaborators.
- Click Save.
After your file is uploaded, Kaltura MediaSpace will take additional time to initially display your video in your "My Media" area. When it does appear in My Media an icon indicating it is still processing will display until it is done processing. The amount of time it takes Kaltura MediaSpace to process a file is dependent on its complexity, file size, and duration.
Generally it takes about 2-3 times the video's duration for Kaltura MediaSpace to display an initial lower quality version of your video. For example a 15 minute video will usually take about 30-45 minutes to initially process. The other higher quality versions will take longer to process. When Kaltura MediaSpace is being heavily used, processing times will lengthen and could take up to 24 hours. If your video takes longer than 24 hours to process, please call the DoIT Help Desk. More detailed information is available in Kaltura's document involving transcoding times and quality of service.
By default the video is private and only viewable by you. You can embed
the video in your Canvas course anywhere the Canvas rich content editor
(RCE) is available by following Canvas - How to upload and embed a video in Canvas using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison) . Alternately you can publish it to a Canvas course media gallery by clicking Published. Kaltura will display a list of courses you are enrolled in. Check the desired classes and click Save.