Kaltura Overview Overview Kaltura’s Video Package for Moodle enables you to view, record, upload, publish, search, and share video directly from the Moodle environment. This can translate into improved student engagement, creativity and learning results. In addition it is easy to use for both faculty and students. Basic Features & Tools Upload and Record in your own Media Gallery Easy Video Uploading - Upload video using a simple interface into a particular course, at the Moodle main page level (if unsure which course the media will ultimately reside in), or into the Shared Repository to give all faculty access to your video. Create webcam videos – Welcome messages, introductions, assignment instructions, simple demonstrations, and other webcam media Screen recording – easily record the screen, along with audio and webcam feeds, to create and publish screencasts within Moodle. Instructors and students can record and share lectures, presentations (think PowerPoint), software tutorials, just to name a few ideas. Organizing Kaltura Media in Moodle The first things you may notice about Kaltura are the Media Gallery choices in Moodle. Inside a course Institution level My Media is available immediately after you sign into Moodle in the Navigation block. This is the Institution level interaction with Kaltura. That means that any media uploaded here is not associated with any course right away but is in your own private gallery. You can publish it to a specific course at any time. Any media uploaded or created anywhere in Kaltura is visible here. Kaltura Media Gallery is available in the Navigation block in each of your Moodle courses. This is the course level interaction with Kaltura. That means that any media viewed here is associated with a particular course. All video uploaded into a particular course is always available in the My Media area of Moodle (discussed on the left) and just needs to be published into other courses where you need it to appear. Creating Video Content Kaltura provides a tool called CaptureSpace for any user to capture video at their computer – students and faculty can access this tool. This can include webcam capture (talking head), audio only, screen capture (to demonstrate to students how to do something in software or on a website), or a narrated PowerPoint with or without a webcam. Video that has been captured with other devices (mobile device, tablet, etc) and edited with other software (Camtasia, iMovie, etc) can also be uploaded into Kaltura. CaptureSpace just provides a convenient tool for capturing and simple editing. Student Access to Kaltura Media in Moodle As stated above, Kaltura video can be added to Moodle via My Media (institution level) and published to courses or added directly to the Kaltura Media Gallery (course level) in a particular course. Students can see the video in any course if they open the Kaltura Media Gallery but this is not the most efficient way to give students access. After media is added at the course level, the video should then be assigned for viewing by using the Add an Activity or Resource link. Kaltura video can be added as: As a Kaltura Video resource As a Kaltura Media assignment Embedded into most other Moodle resources such as discussion, pages, and lessons This makes it easier for students to have direct access to the material. Kaltura Graded Assignment Kaltura Video Resource Use this feature if you want students to submit videos to you for grading Use this feature if you want students to watch videos. Kaltura Analytics Kaltura provides analytics for every video. The Media Gallery (course level) Analytics page provides different engagement reports for students enrolled in a course: Dashboard, Media, Engagement, and Contribution. The Kaltura administrator can also provide more detailed reports upon request. Shared Repository Kaltura provides an area in Moodle called the Shared Repository. Any video published into the Shared Repository from My Media (Institutional Level) is available to every user in Moodle. Tips for using Kaltura Video at Albright College Experiment! You won't break anything by playing with the tools - webcam recording, screen recording, and uploading local content. Experiment with all the features of CaptureSpace. Try it out! Create! Try creating instructional content for your courses. You can make webcam recordings for announcements and discussion boards, you can create quick screencasts to illustrate a point or help explain course materials. Use accurate titles, descriptions, and tags - this helps you find your own media and will help other instructors find your shared videos in the Faculty Repository. All content you create will always be in your My Media (Institutional) module and available to publish within any course - you don't need to add to the Shared Repository unless you want to share with other instructors. If you're not using content anymore (or you were just testing/experimenting) delete it from your My Media module. Students can use these tools as well - they have access to everything except the Shared Repository. Students can submit video presentations, screencasts, video discussion boards, graded media assignments, and more. Questions? Documentation and videos for Kaltura support can be found in the: Faculty Toolkit ITS Training SharePoint Site Moodle Support pages Use firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for any additional questions or to request faceto-face training for using Kaltura.