Canvas - Video Assignments using Kaltura (UW-Madison)

While Canvas Assignments offers an online submission type called "Media Recordings", Kaltura's My Media provides greater flexibility in regards to ownership and use of the video. This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a video assignment in which your students will use Kaltura to submit videos. This tutorial is based on one created by UNC Charlotte found here:

Instructor: Setting Up a Video Assignment Using Kaltura

  1. In your Canvas course, click the Assignments link.


  2. Click the + button to add a new assignment to the group assignment block.


  3. The Add Assignment to ... dialog box will display. Click More Options to expand the Assignment page.


  4. The Create new assignment page is displayed.
  5. In the Assignment Name text box, type the name of your assignment.
  6. In the text box, type the assignment instructions (Use the Rich Content Editor to add images, text, links, equations, or insert media).

    It may be helpful in your description to provide a link to these instructions that show a student how to submit a video assignment in Canvas via Kaltura:

  7. In the Points text box, type the highest grade students can receive.
  8. In the Assignment Group drop-down list, select the group for the assignment.
  9. In the Submission Type drop-down list, select Online


  10. For the Online submission type, select Text Entry in the online entry options. Text Entry uses the Rich Content Editor which has Kaltura as a media tool.

    The option Media Recordings uploads media (video/audio) into your Canvas course which has a limited file space. Kaltura's file space is much larger and is a streaming media server able to transmit media at various internet speeds. By using Kaltura instead, students can submit an audio or video recording into their My Media that fulfills the assignment. They can either record new media or upload existing media.

  11. Select the due date and the available from dates.
  12. Save and publish the assignment.
  13. Your saved video assignment will now be displayed.
  14. To add a rubric, click Add Rubric if needed.
  15. Speedgrader is available to view each student completed video and to add grades and comments.
  16. Your students will now be able to select this video assignment to upload their video work.

Students: Submit Video Assignment Using Kaltura

  1. In your Canvas course, click the Assignments link.


  2. Click on the assignment that requires embedding a Kaltura video.
  3. Read the instructions and then click the Submit Assignment button.


  4. After clicking the Submit Assignment button the Text Entry window will appear. Click the Kaltura button to make your My Media library appear.


  5. In the Embed content from Kaltura window you can either 1) Add new media by clicking the Add New button or 2) Select media you've already uploaded by clicking the Select button.

  6. After you select your media, you will see a large grey box in the text area. This is your video.


  7. Add any comments you would like your professor to see in the Comments text box.
  8. When you are satisfied with your assignment, click the Submit Assignment button to send it to your professor.

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Keywords:dropbox, embed, submit, video, canvas, kaltura, lti, integration, graded, grades   Doc ID:64179
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2016-06-16 14:25 CSTUpdated:2017-11-30 19:00 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison, UW-Madison Canvas , UW-Madison Kaltura
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