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Canvas - How do I record/upload with Kaltura (My Media)?
Your lecture can easily be recorded for asynchronous learning/access (meaning students can access it whenever they want). The easiest way to do this is through My Media (Kaltura) in Canvas.
There are three ways to navigate to My Media (Kaltura) in Canvas.
The first time you click My Media (Kaltura) through any of these options, you will be asked to authorize it.
Options to record and upload.
Once you have navigated to My Media, you can upload already created videos, record directly from your webcam or download the software to record video, audio and your screen.
- Media Upload - upload videos you have created.
- Webcam Recorder - record directly from your computer.
- Kaltura Capture - desktop recorder that downloads to record screen capture and video with audio, camera, and/or screen (either a full screen or specific area).
Sharing your videos.
My Media is unique to all users. Even though you may have it enabled in your course, and can see your own videos, if students click on it they would only see videos that they created. Below are a couple of options to share your videos with your class.
- You can either add a link or embed in a page or anywhere that has the Rich Content Editor.
- Enable Media Gallery in your Canvas course to allow students to view an entire collection of videos.
- To add to your course, navigate to Settings> Navigation tab > Enable Media Gallery by dragging from the bottom list of items to the top list. Click Save.
- If you want to share outside of Canvas, go to https://mediaspace.wisconsin.edu/ and log in at the top right. This is an external (from Canvas) way to see all videos you have uploaded through My Media and allow you to have an external link to share.
Benefits of using My Media (Kaltura)
- Caption your videos fairly quickly.
- Storing videos with My Media does not count against your Canvas course storage quota. Storage is unlimited.
- Add a co-editor or co-publisher to share video with colleagues.
- Create an interactive-video quiz.
- Check out if your students are viewing your videos or how long they are watching using Kaltura Analytics.
Tips & Troubleshooting
- Keep your videos short. If you start recording and have issues or errors, you might have to redo the whole thing.
- Keeping your videos short will also mean a quicker upload.
- Locating Kaltura Capture video files on your computer. Make sure to put your netID in the <username> section of the location.
- General tips for errors: restart your computer, clear your browser cache, re-download Kaltura Capture from Canvas.