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This document provides some basic information about the UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace service.

What is UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace?

Some terminology (small distinction that can help avoid confusion):

  • Kaltura - The MediaSpace vendor; sometimes their brand name is used synonymously with their tool.
  • MediaSpace - The media hosting/delivery tool and website (for UW-Madison this is

Kaltura MediaSpace is a cloud-based product developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats. Faculty, staff and students can upload media content to UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace, at which point it is automatically converted and optimized for hassle-free distribution on the web. Media links and embed code are provided so that you can share your media with others.

UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace is located at Simply use your campus NetID credentials to log on. Please note, to assign privileges to other users, they must have logged into at least once.

Integrations with Desire2Learn & Moodle

Both the UW-Madison Canvas and Moodle learning management systems feature integration with Kaltura MediaSpace. This integration offers some functionality of Kaltura MediaSpace (record, upload, publish, search, and share) directly from within the learning management system environment. The D2L integration was turned off due to numerous issues, but you can still use embed code from Kaltura MediaSpace in D2L pages and content. Please note that for complete functionality, it is recommended you use

Best Practices & Tips for Using Kaltura MediaSpace

Before you use Kaltura MediaSpace, it's helpful to review Kaltura - Best Practices (UW-Madison) for some background information on policies, appropriate use, and so on.

Recommended Video Source Formats and Specifications

We recommend that you compress your video to a MP4 file before uploading to Kaltura MediaSpace. For more specific information on the recommended settings please review Kaltura - Recommended Video Source Formats and Specifications (UW-Madison).


Several "How-to" documents, documented issues, and tutorial videos are available on the UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace knowledgebase and offer helpful information on getting started.


Kaltura MediaSpace is supported by the DoIT Help Desk. Please contact them for technical assistance or if you have questions.

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2 Kaltura - Adding YouTube Media to Kaltura (UW-Madison)
3 Kaltura - CaptureSpace Lite - Screen, Webcam, and Audio Recording (UW-Madison)
4 Kaltura - Resolved Issues (UW-Madison)
5 Kaltura - Known Issue - Kaltura videos embedded in D2L launch a separate empty tab in Safari and Chrome on mobile devices
6 Kaltura - Known Issue - Videos inserted in D2L via MediaSpace embed code cannot go fullscreen (UW-Madison)
7 Kaltura - MediaSpace Video Editing Tools (UW-Madison)
8 Kaltura - Known Issues
9 Kaltura - How to Change Media Thumbnails (UW-Madison)
10 Kaltura - Scheduling Media Publication (UW-Madison)
11 Kaltura - Time-Based Commenting (UW-Madison)
12 Kaltura - Using Filters to Find Co-Publisher and Co-Editor Media (UW-Madison)
13 Kaltura - Video Package for Brightspace (D2L) Overview (UW-Madison)
14 Kaltura - Known Issue - Students on Mobile Devices Receive "No source video was found" Error when viewing Kaltura media (UW-Madison)
15 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Previewing Embedded Kaltura Media and Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQ) using Canvas's "Student View" Function Does Not Work (UW-Madison)
16 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Migrating Kaltura Media Embedded via LMS Does Not Work in Canvas (UW-Madison)
17 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Interacting with Kaltura Media in Canvas Presents a Message About Blocked Cookies (UW-Madison)
18 Canvas - How to Embed Kaltura Media in Canvas (UW-Madison)
19 Kaltura - Known Issue - Video Quizzes Do Not Work in Channel Playlists (UW-Madison)
20 Kaltura - Known Issue - Kaltura MediaSpace does not allow users to add caption files (srt) to audio files (UW-Madison)

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