Kaltura Overview - Albright College Faculty

Kaltura 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
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
Kaltura Video
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.
Documentation and videos for Kaltura support can be found in the:
Faculty Toolkit
ITS Training SharePoint Site
Moodle Support pages
Use edtech.help@albright.edu or moodle@albright.edu for any additional questions or to request faceto-face training for using Kaltura.
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