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:
Background on My Media and My Gallery in Canvas
My Media and Media Gallery are two tools used to integrate videos into Canvas that were designed by the software company Kaltura.
With these tools in Canvas, you can:
- Upload and store unlimited multimedia content.
- Automatically generate captions for videos your instructor has shared.
- Record and edit videos on your computer using Kaltura Capture software.
- Record video assignments and submit them to Canvas.
My Media in Canvas is your private area where you can store, manage, view, and edit multimedia recordings. The My Media link in all Canvas course menus goes to the same private video storage area.
My Media houses:
- Videos you upload.
- Videos you record on your computer using Kaltura Capture software.
- Videos you record using your webcam.
- Zoom Meeting recordings you saved to the Zoom cloud (the version in Zoom is removed after 30 days).
- Video captions.
Media Gallery in Canvas is where instructors share videos for students. Instructors can also let students share videos in a Media Gallery.
Kaltura media storage changes will be coming on March 11, 2024. Videos stored in My Media that have not been viewed in 24 months will be deleted if they have never been published to a Canvas course or a channel or collection on video.vt.edu.
What to expect: In March, video owners will start to receive email notifications 14 days prior to a video's removal. To retain a file, you just need to play it for 15 seconds. No action is needed if the video should be deleted.
To reduce the number of future email messages you may receive about this policy,
- Delete unneeded files ahead of time.
- When a Zoom cloud recording is automatically added to My Media, delete it if you don't need it.
- Spend some time managing your files by playing the ones that aren't published in Canvas or in a channel or collection on video.vt.edu for 15 seconds.
To check which videos are published on Canvas and which ones are not,
- Go to Canvas and log in with your Virginia Tech PID and password.
- Click on My Media on the global navigation menu on the left.
- Scroll down the list to see which videos are published and which ones are private.
- Click on Published to see where you've published the video.
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For instructions on resolving common issues with Kaltura, please click on the guide for your role:
If you need help with My Media, Media Gallery, or Kaltura in general:
If you still have questions:
- For Kaltura in Canvas or at video.vt.edu, 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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