Kaltura (Canvas) - Uploading Videos

Kaltura is the video portal for University of Wisconsin System institutions. Instructors, students, and staff can use it to easily upload, store, stream, and share (or restrict) videos. In Fall 2018, UW set up a new instance of Kaltura which integrates seamlessly with Canvas, the new Digital Learning Environment.

The first step to using the new instance of Kaltura is to add some videos to your Kaltura My Media account. There are two ways to upload videos through Canvas:

A) My Media 
B) The rich text editor in any Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc.

Either way,the first steps look different, then the rest of the steps are the same:

A) Upload via My Media

1) Use My Media to upload one of those video files to your Kaltura account. From Canvas, go to Account > My Media.  

Account, then My Media


B) Upload via Rich Text Editor

Go to any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc, which allows you to edit text.

1) Click Edit or Reply to open the text editing view.

2) In the rich text editor, go to the External Tools drop-down, then My Media.

External Tools drop-down, then My Media


Then finish uploading your video

3) On the My Media page, go to Add New > Media Upload.

Add New, then Media Upload


4) On the Upload Media page, click on Choose a file to upload, then browse your computer to select a video file.

Choose a file to upload


Kaltura can process most major video file types and formats. Upload time will depend on bandwidth and file size.


5) Once your video has finished uploading, fill out the metadata for your video:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Tags
  • Publishing status 

Upload details


6) Click Save.


Now your video is in Kaltura in Canvas!


Example of a video




Keywords:kaltura canvas video   Doc ID:86316
Owner:Thomas A.Group:UW-Extension and Colleges
Created:2018-10-09 12:16 CSTUpdated:2018-10-18 10:04 CST
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