Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
This document outlines how to access your Kaltura media via Canvas. Kaltura is integrated into Canvas in four ways: My Media, Media Gallery, Assignments (Interactive Video Quiz), and Embed (in Editor).
Embedding Kaltura media
The Kaltura embed tool always appears in the Rich Content Editor. It is represented by this icon: . After clicking this icon, you will be presented with the following screen which shows the media you have loaded into Kaltura MediaSpace:
In this screen, you can select which media you want inserted into the Rich Content Editor by clicking the Select button.
All Canvas users can access their My Media library via their profile. Find My Media by following these steps:
- In Global Navigation, click the Account link, then click the Profile link.
- Click My Media link.
Kaltura Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQ) can be added to any course as an assignment. When added in this fashion, results can be pushed to the Canvas gradebook. For more information on how to add an IVQ to your Canvas course, please see the Kaltura document located here: https://knowledge.kaltura.com/interactive-video-quiz-canvas-gradebook-user-guide.
The Media Gallery for a course is a place for you to aggregate all of your course-related media. You can add media from your My Media library to your Media Gallery. Please note that the Media Gallery is disabled by default. For information on how to enable Media Gallery, please see the Canvas Instructor Guide located here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2555.
The Media Gallery for a Canvas course is a special Kaltura Channel dedicated to that course. Because it is a Channel, you have the ability to create Channel Playlists. You can use Channel Playlists to organize you media into meaningful groups as seen in the screenshot below:
A list of known Kaltura issues is located here. The most prevalent issue that instructors may run into is Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Previewing Embedded Kaltura Media and Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQ) using Canvas's "Student View" Function Does Not Work (UW-Madison)