Kaltura - Sharing Access to Channels (UW-Madison)

This document covers how to share access to channels with other UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace users.

A channel is a user-generated collection of content in Kaltura MediaSpace that pertains to a selected group of users (or just one user). Channel managers may give other users permission to perform specific actions in a channel.

This document describes how to do the following:

Accessing Your Channels

You can access your channels by clicking the MY CHANNELS link at the top of the Kaltura MediaSpace page.

Creating a Channel

  1. Click the MY CHANNELS link at the top of the Kaltura MediaSpace page.
  2. Click the Create Channel button.
  3. Enter the channel name, description, and any tags you wish to include for the channel.
  4. Select the kind of access that users have:
    • Open - Membership is open and non-members can view content and participate. This means that any MediaSpace user can access the channel and contribute content.
    • Restricted - Non-members can view content, but users must be invited to participate. This means that any MediaSpace user can access the channel but only members can contribute content.
    • Private - Membership is by invitation only and only members can view content and participate. This means that only members can view and contribute content.
    • Shared Repository - Membership is by invitation only. Members can publish content from this channel to any other channel according to their entitlements.
    • Public - Non-Members can view content (including anonymous users) but users must be invited to participate.
  5. (Optional) To require a channel manager's approval before media is displayed in the channel, select Moderate content.
  6. (Optional) To allow users to post comments in the channel, select Enable comments in channels.
  7. Click Save to create the channel.

Adding Members to a Channel

  1. On the Channels page, click a channel to open it.
  2. Click the Actions button, then select Edit.
  3. Click the Members tab.
  4. Click the Add Members button. In the Add Member window, start typing the user's NetID (username) to display a list of matching NetIDs.

    Please note that the person you are trying to add must have logged into http://mediaspace.wisc.edu/ at least once in order for you to be able to find a person and add them to the channel. If the user has not logged in at least once you will get an error message: "Error: user does not exist". Once you've confirmed the user has logged into http://mediaspace.wisc.edu/ try adding them to the channel again.

  5. Select the user's NetID.
  6. Set the user's permission level:
    • Member - View channel content only.
    • Contributor - View channel content and add media to the channel.
    • Moderator - View channel content, add media to the channel, deleted media from the channel, and moderate the channel
    • Manager - View channel content, add media to the channel, delete media from the channel, moderate the channel, and manage the channel (delegate managerial rights to additional users).
  7. Click the Add button to add the user as a member of the channel.

Viewing a Channel

  1. Log into http://mediaspace.wisc.edu/.
  2. Click on My Channels. By default, Kaltura MediaSpace is set to View Channels I Manage and will show you channels that you are a manager of.
  3. If you want to view channels you are a member of (not a manager of) click View Channels I manage and change it to View Channels I am a member of.

    Click "View Channels I manage" to select "View Channels I am a member of."

Removing Media from a Channel

You can remove media from a channel if you are a channel moderator or manager.

  1. Click on My Channels.
  2. Click on a channel to access it. You will see the media within a channel.
  3. Click the plus icon at the bottom left of the media thumbnail, then click the Remove button.

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Keywords:kaltura mediaspace channel channels ownership media provision provisioning transition sharing share collaborate collaborators manage management authority user add member error exist   Doc ID:45913
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2015-01-02 17:09 CSTUpdated:2018-12-05 13:48 CST
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