Video Content Management - Publishing Videos (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:



Publishing Videos to Media Gallery

  1. In Media Gallery, click + Add Media to go to the Add Media page. 
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  2. You can:
    • Choose media from My Media to add to the Media Gallery by clicking the box next to the video thumbnail or name, then click Publish.
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    • You can only publish if you've entered a Description on the Edit Video page. If you don't have a description, you'll see the below error. Click Edit to add a description, then add the video again. 
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    • Click Add New to add upload media, record using your webcam or screen share, or link a YouTube video using the same procedure in Adding Videos to My Media.
  3. If you add new media, it will appear in both My Media and the Media Gallery where you added it. 

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Publishing Videos on the Internet

  1. In My Media or Media Gallery, click a media thumbnail or title to go to the video.
  2. Scroll down and click the Share tab. The video's embed code will appear and be highlighted. You can choose the player skin, size, and whether it will resize. 

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  3. Copy the embed code and paste it into a web page.

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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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