Video Content Management - Accessing My Media and Media Gallery (for Students)


Kaltura is the cloud-based video management system behind My Media and Media Gallery, which are Canvas LTI tools. Note that:

  • Kaltura appears in some places in My Media and Media Gallery and in the company's documentation and user guides.
  • Course Gallery is how you access Media Gallery in Canvas. 

The Kaltura Video App for Canvas User Guide has full instructions on using My Media and Media Gallery. The instructions here are specific to Virginia Tech. To see other Kaltura topics, please click on the guide for your role:

This article covers how to access My Media or Media Gallery in Canvas.



All Virginia Tech students have Kaltura accounts to use via Canvas. Go to any Canvas course site and on the Global Navigation Menu or the Course Navigation Menu, click My Media or Media Gallery respectively to view, upload, and manage your videos. 

Accessing My Media from Canvas

  1. Log into Canvas with your Virginia Tech PID and PID password.
  2. On the Global Navigation Menu, click My Media to view and manage your private videos.
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Note: Students do not have accounts at and will not be able to access their videos there. 

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Accessing Media Gallery in a Canvas Site

    1. Log into Canvas with your Virginia Tech PID and PID password.
    2. Navigate to the course where you'd like to view, upload, and manage videos associated with that course site. 
    3. On the Course Navigation Menu, click Course Gallery.
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    4. Click Authorize if you are prompted. 
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    5. You'll go to the course's Media Gallery.

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Getting Help

For instructions on resolving common issues with Kaltura, please click on the guide for your role: 

If you need help with My MediaMedia Gallery, or Kaltura in general: 

If you still have questions: 

  • For Kaltura in Canvas or at, go to the 4Help Portal, log in, and click Get Help. Specify where you are having the issue and include the video name, ID, and/or URL if applicable.
  • For questions about intellectual property, contact your department chair or the University Council

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