Kaltura :: Kaltura - Overview [UW-Madison]
This document provides an overview of the UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace service.

Select this link to list all Kaltura documents from the Learn@UW-Madison Knowledgebase at the bottom of this page.

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What is Kaltura Mediaspace?

Kaltura MediaSpace is a product UW-Madison uses to host and deliver media for educational use at UW-Madison. It is often described as "YouTube for UW-Madison." Faculty, staff and students can upload media content to UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace. Media can then be embedded in a Canvas course, website, or linked to. 

See DoIT’s Kaltura Mediaspace IT Service Page for a more detailed description of Kaltura Mediaspace.

Tool Functionality Details

Basic Functionality

  • Users can upload video content and share it with others via MediaSpace or Canvas integration.
  • Kaltura video content can be embedded in Canvas anywhere the rich content editor exists or via the Kaltura Gallery.
  • Kaltura Capture is a good solution for basic video capture and publishing.
  • Collaboration allows other users rights to your content, allowing them to perform functions such as editing and publishing.

Advanced Functionality

  • Basic video editing is available in Kaltura. Common uses are trimming and cutting, or clipping longer videos into multiple shorter videos.
  • TechSmith Camtasia is a more advanced video editing software that is licensed by UW Madison for faculty and staff. This comparison can help you decide which editing software to use.
  • Analytics can be viewed for MediaSpace Channels or the Kaltura Gallery in Canvas. Many metrics are available including plays, unique viewers and minutes viewed.
  • Kaltura videos can be turned into video quizzes. However, Learn@UW-Madison recommends only using video quizzes for student self-testing and preparation with no associated points or grade.

Use Cases

  • You can use Kaltura Mediaspace to host videos for a Canvas course.
  • If you host meetings online, you can upload recordings to Kaltura Mediaspace so that they can be accessed in the future.

Getting Started

For training information and how to get started with Kaltura, see Kaltura - Getting Started.

Additional Resources

Minimum Requirements

For minimum requirements for using Kaltura Mediaspace or Kaltura Capture, please review the linked documents from Kaltura's Knowledge Center.

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2Kaltura - Using Learning Analytics in Kaltura [UW-Madison]1150772023-12-072198
3Kaltura - Getting Started [UW-Madison]1190412023-12-051685
4Canvas - Upload and Embed a New Kaltura Mediaspace Video in a Canvas Page [UW-Madison]629512023-12-1956626
5Learn@UW - Service Status Pages for Learn@UW Tools [UW-Madison]992002024-02-083710
6Kaltura - Alternatives for Media Recording, Hosting, and Sharing [UW-Madison]1057222024-01-306265
7Kaltura - MediaSpace Players [UW-Madison]606132024-01-0211566
8Kaltura - Adding or Editing Chapters in MediaSpace Timeline [UW-Madison]635792024-01-026547
9Kaltura - Options to Allow Viewers to Download Media and Downloading Your Own Media [UW-Madison]485022024-01-0213305
10Kaltura - Media Collaboration: Changing Media Ownership, Adding Co-editors, Co-publishers, and Co-viewers [UW-Madison]497072024-01-0216817
11Kaltura - How to Get a Link or Embed Code to a Video in MediaSpace [UW-Madison]424852024-01-0220357
12Kaltura - MediaSpace Standalone Playlists Compared to Channel Playlists [UW-Madison]425192024-01-0213261
13Kaltura MediaSpace - Recommended Video Source Formats and Specifications [UW-Madison]472642024-01-0217471
14Kaltura - How to Change Media Thumbnails [UW-Madison]425202024-01-0211497
15Kaltura - How to Add a Captions File to Media in MediaSpace [UW-Madison]424812024-01-0212383
16Kaltura - Reviewing Analytics in MediaSpace Channels [UW-Madison]465292024-01-028172
17Kaltura - Recording Video with Webcam Recorder in MediaSpace [UW-Madison]909182024-01-027150
18Kaltura - Known Issue - Users Can Only Request Machine Captioning Once for a Media Item [UW-Madison]976312024-01-022641
19Kaltura - Known Issue - Upload Results in "Oops!" Error [UW-Madison]914512024-01-024178
20Kaltura Capture - Locating the Local Recording Files on Your Computer [UW-Madison]912492024-01-0225068
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