Kaltura: Create a Video Quiz in Canvas


Kaltura is Oregon State University's video platform. This article describes how to create an assignment that uses Kaltura's Interactive Video Quiz's (IVQ) feature and integrates with the Canvas Gradebook.


  • How do I use a Kaltura interactive video quiz (IVQ) in Canvas?


  • Oregon State
    • MediaSpace
    • Canvas


Embed the Kaltura IVQ for Ungraded, Self-Check Quizzes

This option allows instructors to embed the Kaltura IVQ into any Canvas content to help students check their knowledge.

  1. Create the Kaltura IVQ
  2. Navigate to the Canvas content where you want to embed the IVQ e.g., a Canvas page
  3. Edit the Canvas content and place your cursor where you want the IVQ to appear
  4. Click the "Embed My Media" button in the Rich Content Editor
  5. Locate the IVQ you want to embed
  6. Click the </> Embed button next to the quiz you want to use
  7. Click Save on your Canvas content

Scores from embedded IVQs will not transfer to the Canvas gradebook, but instructors can still view Quiz Analytics for IVQs that they own.

Embed the original Kaltura video as part of a Graded Canvas Quiz

The native Kaltura in-video quiz (IVQ) tool allows faculty to overlay questions on a video in Kaltura and deploy these quizzes in Canvas as graded assignments. However, these IVQs are not fully accessible and there is an uncommon, but known, issue that can prevent the IVQ from transferring grades to the Canvas gradebook successfully. For faculty who wish to ensure that their video quiz is fully accessible and will always successfully transfer grades to the Canvas gradebook, embedding the original video (rather than using the Kaltura IVQ functionality) will avoid grade transfer and accessibility issues with Kaltura IVQ.

Briefly, you will create a standard quiz in Canvas and embed the video as the first question, using the "Text (no question)" option, which is then followed by normal Canvas question types related to the video. To help students know when they should attempt each question, faculty are encouraged to add a timestamp to each question for when it should be answered while watching the video. 

  1. Create a Canvas quiz
  2. Select your quiz settings on the Details tab as desired
  3. Click the Questions tab to start adding questions to the quiz
  4. Add a new question. This first question will be where the video is embedded.
  5. Change the question type from "Multiple Choice" to "Text (no question)" as the first question in the quiz
  6. Embed the video into this first question using the small green filmstrip button in the Canvas Rich Content Editor. More information on how to embed Kaltura videos into Canvas.
  7. Add a question of an appropriate type for each question you would like to ask students while they watch the video.
  8. In each question, provide the timestamp of the video when you would like the student to consider the question e.g., "At 1:45 in the video, answer this question."
  9. Save the Canvas quiz

We've provided an example of an original Kaltura in-video quiz with questions overlaid on the video and that same quiz using the Canvas format.

Use a Kaltura IVQ as a Canvas assignment

Note: Do not add any Kaltura content in the content body. You may add text or any other attachments.

  1. Create a video quiz in your My Media
  2. Navigate to your course in Canvas and go to Assignments
  3. Create a new Canvas assignment
  4. Select External Tool for the assignment submission type
  5. Click Find to open the Configure External Tool pop up
  6. Click on Interactive Video Quiz from the list of tools
  7. Click the </> Embed button next to the quiz you want to use for the assignment
  8. Click Select to close the Configure External Tool window.
  9. Save or Save and Publish the assignment.

When students answer and submit their quiz, the grade should automatically be sent to the Canvas Gradebook for the relevant assignment and student. There is an uncommon, but known, issue that can prevent the IVQ from transferring grades to the Canvas gradebook successfully. Please review information below on validating scores are passed to Canvas.

Viewing Quiz Analytics

To view Kaltura Video Quiz analytics, owners and co-editors can follow these steps:

  1. On the My Media page, locate the video quiz you are interested in, then select the corresponding View analytics button.
  2. Choose the Quiz Questions or Quiz Users tab to view user results.

Validating Scores are Passed to Canvas Gradebook

Kaltura Video Quiz owners or co-editors should validate that scores are successfully passed to the gradebook when used in a Canvas assignment.

  1. After grading is complete, visit the Quiz Users tab (refer to steps in the previous section)
  2. Scan the Gradebook Sync column.
  3. Where the value is ERRORFAILED, or blank, calculate the student's score for the Kaltura Video Quiz and manually enter it in the Canvas gradebook.

Still have questions?

If you questions about this topic or related topics, please use one of the following methods to contact the Canvas team at Oregon State:

  • Add a comment/question to this article using the tools below the article
  • Send an email to Canvas@oregonstate.edu
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