Kaltura: Share Kaltura media in Canvas


Kaltura is Oregon State University's video platform. Kaltura is fully integrated into Canvas. Media that a user has previously uploaded through MediaSpace is available through "My Media" in Canvas and, conversely, any media that a user uploads through Canvas will be available to them in "My Media" in MediaSpace. "My Media" reflects a user's own media content, regardless of what publishing settings have been set for each item in that collection. Each user will see their own collection of content after clicking "My Media" in Canvas as they're looking at their own content and not another person's. Two primary options exist for a user to share their media in Canvas as explained below.


  • Oregon State
    • Kaltura
    • Canvas


  • How do I share Kaltura videos in Canvas?


RECOMMENDED: Embed directly into Canvas Content

In parts of Canvas where the rich content editor toolbar is available (pages, assignments, quizzes, announcements, discussions), a small green filmstrip Embed Video button in the toolbar allows you to select content from My Media and embed it directly into content. By embedding video directly into Canvas content, you can add text before or after the video to provide some instructions or additional context for the video. Additionally, analytics on which students watch your video will also be generated for videos embedded through the small green filmstrip button. For detailed instructions, see the article Embedding media in Canvas through the Canvas rich content editor.

Media Gallery

A teacher or student can publish media to the collective repository for a course, the Media Gallery. Unless the media already carries different publishing settings, publishing content to the Media Gallery guarantees that that media will be accessible to those who are currently enrolled in the course. While it is technically possible to 'push' media from My Media into Media Gallery, we highly recommend that users 'pull' media into the Media Gallery instead to avoid occasional issues that occur when trying to 'push' videos. For detailed instructions on 'pulling' videos into Media Gallery, see the article Adding media to the Media Gallery in a Canvas course.

Both options collect analytics on the usage of your media content within the course. These analytics can be viewed using these instructions: View statistics/analytics about my Kaltura videos

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

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