Topics Map > CATL > Canvas

Kaltura (Canvas) - Uploading Videos

Kaltura is the video portal for University of Wisconsin System institutions. Instructors, students, and staff can use it to easily upload, store, stream, and share (or restrict) videos in Canvas.

The first step to using Kaltura is to add some videos to your Kaltura My Media account. There are two ways to upload videos through Canvas:

A) My Media 
B) The rich text editor in any Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc.

Either way,the first steps look different, then the rest of the steps are the same:

A) Upload via My Media

1) Use My Media to upload a video file to your Kaltura account. From Canvas, go to Account > My Media.  

Global Canvas navigation menu. Click Account, then My Media.

B) Upload via Rich Text Editor

Go to any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc, which allows you to edit text.

1) Click Edit or Reply to open the text editing view.

2) In the rich text editor, go to the v-shaped External Tools drop-down, then My Media.

Canvas rich text editor with More Tools, My Media selected.


Then finish uploading your video

3) On the My Media page, go to Add New > Media Upload.

Kaltura Add New menu, with Media Upload selected.


4) On the Upload Media page, click on Choose a file to upload, then browse your computer to select a video file.

Kaltura screen with "Choose a file to upload" button highlighted.


Kaltura can process most major video file types and formats. Upload time will depend on bandwidth and file size.


5) Once your video has finished uploading, fill out the metadata for your video:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Tags
  • Publishing status 

Upload completed! Please fill out these details...


6) Click Save.


Now your video is in Kaltura in Canvas! Use External Tools > My Media (from Part B, above) to embed your video in any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc, which allows you to edit text.

Image of a successfully uploaded Kaltura video.




Keywords:video, media, embed, DLE, LMS, My Media, mymedia   Doc ID:90930
Owner:Thomas A.Group:UW System Administration DLE
Created:2019-04-09 16:52 CDTUpdated:2020-04-21 10:35 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay, UW Oshkosh , UW Parkside, UW Platteville, UW System Administration DLE, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Feedback:  0   2