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:
- Video Content Management - Using My Media and Media Gallery (for Instructors)
- Video Content Management - Using My Media and Media Gallery (for Students)
Finding Zoom Cloud Recordings
Any Zoom Meetings or Zoom Webinars you record to the cloud will automatically appear in My Media on Canvas within a few hours of the meeting.
- If the Zoom Meeting had more than one video stream (video of speaker & video of attendees), each video stream will create a separate Kaltura video.
- The version of the recording in the Zoom Cloud will be retained for 30 days. The version in My Media will be retained indefinitely. So, link and share Kaltura's version.
- During times of high demand, Zoom Cloud recordings can take up to two days to appear in My Media.
For more on Zoom Meeting recordings, see: Video Conferencing - Recording Zoom Meetings.
FERPA information on class recordings
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the release of personally identifiable information of a student. Lecture recordings can be tricky because faculty members must ensure that a student(s) personally identifiable information isn't released outside of what FERPA allows. To help ensure adherence to FERPA requirements when using lecture recording:
- Faculty should not upload recordings of a class session where the students are the focus in anyway in the recording, either by name or by image, to a public site.
- Faculty who wish to record lectures for use in later semesters may do so by recording the course in such a way that the students' identity in the course is never revealed.
- Faculty may use recorded lectures that identify a student(s), such as names viewable in a zoom session or student's presenting for a portion of the course, only if they are shared through Canvas ONLY with that course section.
Please visit the Registrar's website on Student Privacy (FERPA) for more information.
For instructions on resolving common issues with Kaltura, please click on the guide for your role:
- Video Content Management - Troubleshooting My Media and Media Gallery (for Instructors)
- Video Content Management - Troubleshooting My Media and Media Gallery (for Students)
If you need help with My Media, Media Gallery, or Kaltura in general:
- Watch videos on using Kaltura on the Kaltura Video Hub.
- Search for topics in the Kaltura Knowledge Base.
- See the Kaltura Video App for Canvas User Guide.
If you still have questions: