Kaltura Instructors Getting Started

What you can do with Kaltura

All users can use Kaltura within bCourses to record, upload, edit, manage, and share videos directly in bCourses sites, regardless of where the audio and video files were recorded. In addition, recordings from RTL's Course Capture service automatically get put into Kaltura, as do all cloud recordings from our campus Zoom account (see Frequently Asked Questions about the Zoom to Kaltura Integration), though you will likely need to take steps to make recordings available to your students.

Those with Teacher, TA, Designer, or Owner roles in a bCourses site can organize media in a gallery into playlists, embed videos into course pages, and view analytics about how students are engaging with videos in the course.

Kaltura is available in bCourses in the following locations:

  • My Media link in bCourses site menu (personal media, not tied to a specific course)
  • Media Gallery link in bCourses site menu (media all members of the site can access)
  • The Rich Content Editor via the Embed Kaltura Media widget

How you will get started with Kaltura will depend on your specific needs; refer to the list of KB article below, and if you’re trying to do something that isn’t listed there, send email tokalturahelp@berkeley.edu

If you have a need to create video content on your own, you may want to refer to the Kaltura How-To and Best Practices Guide, which includes guidance on capturing and editing content. 

RTL Kaltura Knowledgebase Articles

How can I share my Zoom Recordings in bCourses using Kaltura?

How do my Zoom settings impact how recordings appear in Kaltura?

How do I embed Kaltura media in bCourses using the Rich Content Editor?

How do I publish media from My Media to a Media Gallery in bCourses?

How do I use the Kaltura Capture to record a video?

How do I allow/disallow students (or site members) to contribute to a bCourses Media Gallery?

How do I enable or disable student (or site member) comments on a video in a bCourses Media Gallery?

How do I create a video assignment in bCourses?

How do I download Kaltura media?

How do I use Kaltura Playlists in bCourses?

How do I add, edit, delete, and manage captions?

How can I order machine captioning, including in languages other than English?

How do I add collaborators or change the owner of my Kaltura media?

How do I provide a link to a Kaltura Media item in bCourses?

Search the Knowledgebase for additional topics

Kaltura Vendor Guides

Note: In some cases, vendor guides will reference features that have not been enabled or have been implemented differently at UC Berkeley. Also, please note that bCourses is UC Berkeley’s name for the Canvas LMS. 

Kaltura Express Capture.

Add Media from YouTube

Kaltura Video Quiz (not yet enabled here at Berkeley)

Kaltura Reach v2 User Guide (enabled for DSP and select other users)

Kaltura Video Editing Tools -- User Guide

General Kaltura + Canvas Tutorials

Kaltura Capture Overview*

Kaltura Capture Getting Started*

Kaltura Capture Recording options*

* Kaltura Capture is a desktop application that helps you record any combination of voice, webcam video, screen action, and presentation slides (e.g. PowerPoint). You can then upload and manage your recordings alongside other Kaltura content in bCourses using My Media or Media Gallery. You are not required, however, to use Kaltura Capture in order to use Kaltura in bCourses.