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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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3 *** Canvas - Upload and embed a new Kaltura Mediaspace video in a Canvas page [UW-Madison]
4 Kaltura Capture - Lab or Departmental Deployment [UW-Madison]
5 Kaltura - Ordering machine captions for media in Kaltura MediaSpace [UW-Madison]
6 Canvas - Submitting a Video Assignment Using Kaltura (Student) [UW-Madison]
7 Kaltura - Known Issue - Kaltura Capture and macOS resolution and quality issues [UW-Madison]
8 Kaltura - What is the entry identifier (EntryId) for a media item and how do I find it? [UW-Madison]
9 Kaltura Capture - Locating the local recording files on your computer [UW-Madison]
10 Canvas - Accessing your Kaltura media in Canvas with Kaltura My Media [UW-Madison]
11 Kaltura - Known Issue - Netid change causes a user to lose access to their media [UW-Madison]
12 Kaltura - Known Issue - Users can only request machine captioning once for a media item [UW-Madison]
13 Kaltura - Known Issue - Videos embedded in Canvas do not load for specific users across all browsers and devices [UW-Madison]
14 Kaltura - Effective practices for creating audio, video, or online lecture material for a course [UW-Madison]
15 Kaltura - Known Issue - Limited number of courses, channels, or categories for a Kaltura video [UW-Madison]
16 Kaltura - Known Issue - Some macOS Powerpoint MP4 files processed by Kaltura MediaSpace have silence at the start [UW-Madison]
17 Kaltura - Uploading a video to Kaltura MediaSpace with Kaltura MediaSpace Go (KMS Go) app for mobile devices [UW-Madison]
18 Kaltura - Managing the labels of caption files for media in Kaltura MediaSpace [UW-Madison]
19 Kaltura/Canvas - Known Issue - "Browser Cookies Issue" message - Enabling third party cookies [UW-Madison]
20 Kaltura - Using a script to create captions for media in Kaltura MediaSpace [UW-Madison]

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