Kaltura: Share Kaltura media in Canvas

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.

Environment

  • Oregon State
    • Kaltura
    • Canvas

Issue/Question

  • How do I share Kaltura videos in Canvas?

Resolution

In-line Embedding

In parts of Canvas where the rich content editor toolbar is available, a video button in the toolbar allows you to select content from My Media and embed it directly into content, such as a Canvas page, assignment, quiz, discussion or announcement. 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. For detailed instructions, 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.