Q: What is Kaltura?
Kaltura video server allows both instructors and students
to create, upload,
and publish video in your Blackboard courses.
Q: How can I access Kaltura?
A: It’s easy! To begin, use your UC Central Login account to access
Blackboard at canopy.uc.edu. Then follow the guides to learn the basics of Kaltura.
Q: Who has access to record Kaltura
A: All UC instructors and students have
access to Kaltura, as long as it is enabled for the course. Instructors, see
“How to Turn on the Kaltura Tool” in the Troubleshooting
Q: Who has access to view my Kaltura
A: While some administrators may be able
to see your videos in the system, your students (or classmates and instructor)
will only see your videos if you add them to a specific item via the Mashups
tool in the Text Editor or if you add them to the Course Gallery (and check “Make this Item Public in Gallery”).
Q: Can I view Kaltura videos on my iPad
or Android tablet?
A: Yes, any Kaltura videos posted to a
course are viewable in the Bb Mobile Learn app, which is available in the App
Store and Google Play.
Q: What is the difference between
Kaltura and Echo360?
lecture captures scheduled at the beginning of the term
in-course content that you may want to keep from term to term
• Pre-recorded classroom lectures
• “In the field” lectures or interviews when you don’t have internet
connectivity (personal capture)
• Any video for which you want to monitor views and understand where students
videos that you may want to use to highlight a particular topic
• Videos that you may want to use in conjunction with the adaptive release
functionality in Blackboard
• Mobile video uploads
• Videos that you download from Echo360 and to which you apply edits in another
• Videos that you want to keep in long-term storage
• Providing video feedback on assignments in Blackboard
Q: How do I record video from a webcam
A: It’s easy! See the Kaltura Webcam
Q: How do I deploy a video for my
students (or classmates and instructor) to see in a Blackboard course?
A: It’s easy! See the Embed Kaltura
Media guide and/or the Manage
Kaltura Media guide (for instructors).
Q: How do I record a PowerPoint
A: It’s easy! See the Kaltura Screen
Capture guide to record your voice and your screen as you cycle through
the PPT presentation.
Q: How do I upload a video that I already recorded?
A: It’s easy! See the Kaltura Upload Media
Q: How do I request captioning?
A: Captioning, transcription, and interpretation services are available through the AESS Communication Access Team.
Q: How do I delete videos that I have
uploaded to Kaltura?
your UC Central Login account to access Blackboard at canopy.uc.edu. Select “My Media” from the menu on the left
side of the screen. Navigate to the video you wish to delete and then select “Delete
Media” below the video. Click OK to delete.
Q: Can I edit recorded videos in
A: At this time, there is not a way for
instructors or students to edit Kaltura videos, but your college technical
contact may be able to do this for you.
Q: What is the maximum file size I can
upload to Kaltura?
A: There is currently a 2GB maximum file
size, but your college technical contact may be able to upload it for you. For
more information, see the Upload Kaltura Media
Q: What file types can I upload?
A: You can upload virtually any video
file (.flv, .asf, .qt, .mov, .mp4, .3gp, .rm, .m4v, .arf), as well as audio and
image files. For more information, see the Upload Kaltura Media
Q: Can I download a Kaltura video to my
computer to watch offline?
A: You cannot download another person’s
Kaltura video at this time, but videos you record on your computer are
automatically saved on your hard drive. For more information, see the Troubleshooting
Q: Is there a maximum video duration?
A: When using Kaltura to record your
screen, there is a maximum duration of two hours.
Q: How can I make my webcam video look or
A: It’s easy! See the Webcam
Aesthetic Tips guide.