Kaltura Service Policies

Retention: Videos that are not played in over 4 years will be deleted. In addition, UC Berkeley Kaltura Service reserves the right to delete media over six years old and/or media not associated with an active CalNet ID. Please download and save any needed files before they are deleted, or before you graduate from the university or before your last day of employment. (Depending on your affiliation, you get a small grace period (link is external)before your CalNet ID becomes inactive.)

Storage: Unlimited. There is no storage limit for the Kaltura platform through July 31, 2025.  After this date, storage limits are subject to change.

File Upload Limit: Kaltura does not impose a file upload limit; however, many browsers restrict file uploads above 4GB. 

Supported File Types: What can I upload? See Kaltura list of supported file extensions(link is external)

Copyright Ownership: Unless stipulated otherwise by contract or service agreement, UC Berkeley instructors own rights to their own instructional materials. For more info, please see UCOP Ownership of Course Materials(link is external). Please note that the Course Capture Service is governed by distinct policies(link is external)

Public Sharing: All public sharing of campus media via Kaltura must adhere to copyright law (e.g., “fair use” of copyrighted materials typically do not apply to public sharing) and must be professionally captioned in accordance with our UC Berkeley Kaltura service model and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973(link is external).

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials: It is up to the instructor to make the “fair use” argument. Please consult the following resources: UC Berkeley Library: Copyright Basics & Fair Use(link is external)UCOP Copyright: Shifting to Online Instruction(link is external)

Note: If Kaltura gets a takedown notice (typically for public videos), the vendor will take down the video immediately (similar to YouTube). Link to vendor policy.(link is external)

Video Consent: Video recordings of students should be made for restricted class use only. For further guidance, see "If I record a class lecture or discussion, and it includes student participation (identifying information such as name, image, or voice), can I share the recording with individuals who are not enrolled in the course?" 

Accessibility: Please see our Kaltura Accessibility page

FERPA/HIPAA: Kaltura is appropriate for protecting student privacy in accordance with FERPA standards. Kaltura at UC Berkeley has not been approved for sharing sensitive medical information in accordance with HIPAA standards.