Sharing

Media that is uploaded to Kaltura can be shared a variety of ways within eLC.

Learn about:

Sharing Media within the Content Tool

If you want to share video with your students in your eLC course, you can upload video to Kaltura Audio and Video Kaltura Audio, and video can be uploaded anywhere in eLC there is a text editor, including discussions (illustrated below), assignments, and within the Content tool.

 

1. To begin the process of uploading media within the Content tool, first, click Content from your course navbar or click Click to Access Course Content.


Click Content from the course navbar or click Click Here to Access Course Content.


2. Create a module by clicking Add a module..., or click on an existing module.


Create a new module or select an existing module.


3. Once you are within the module, click Existing Activities. Then, select My Media.


Click Existing Activities. Select My Media.


4. If the video has already been uploaded to My Media, select a video to embed within the Content tool. If not, click Add New. Then, select Media Upload.


Select Media Upload


5. Either Drag and Drop a file within the Upload Media area or click Choose a file to upload and locate the video file you wish to upload.


Either Drag and Drop or Choose a file.


6. Once your file has uploaded, give it a name and a description. Click </> Save and Embed.


Click Save and Embed.


7. Your uploaded media should now be featured within the Content tool within your selected module.


The media featured in the Content tool.


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Sharing Media through Insert Stuff

If you want to share video with your students in your eLC course, you can upload video to Kaltura Audio and Video Kaltura Audio, and video can be uploaded anywhere in eLC there is a text editor, including discussions, assignments, and within the Content tool (as illustrated above).

 

1. For the following tutorial, media will be shared using the Discussions tool. To begin the process of uploading media to a discussion post, first, click Tools from your course navbar, and then select Discussions.


Click Tools from the course navbar, and select Discussions.


8. Select the discussion topic in which you would like to share a video, or click New to create either a New Forum or a New Topic


Select the discussion topic, or click New to create either a New Forum or a New Topic.


9. Preexisting topics and forums can also be edited to include a shared video. To edit a topic or forum, click the dropdown menu of the discussion topic or forum. Then, select either Edit Topic or Edit Forum. For this tutorial, a new forum will be created.


Click the dropdown menu of the discussion topic or forum. Select either Edit Topic or Edit Forum.


10. To share video while creating or editing the forum or topic, within the text editor, click Insert Stuff, the first icon on the tool bar that resembles a play button. 


Click Insert Stuff.


11. Select My Media


Select My Media.


12. At this point, you will see a list of any videos you have previously uploaded to Kaltura. You may choose one of the previously uploaded videos, or, if you click Add New, you have the option to select Kaltura Capture or Media Upload. To upload an existing video, select Media Upload.


Click Add New. Select Media Upload.


13. Either Drag and Drop a file within the Upload Media area or click Choose a file to upload and locate the video file you wish to upload.


Drag and Drop or Click Select a File


14. Once the file has uploaded, give the file a Title and Description. Click </> Save and Embed.


Click Save and Embed.


15. Click Refresh Preview to see the video. Then, click Insert to add the video to your Discussion forum, topic, or post. 


Click Refresh Preview. Click Insert.


16. Your video should now be present within the text editor. To save the discussion forum, click Save and Close


Click Save and Close.


17. The new forum containing the shared video should now be displayed within the Discussion List.


The shared video within the forum should now be displaye within the Discussion List.


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Player Embed Settings

1. You can change embed settings or choose to use a different player which has a button to download media when you embed media in Content or embed media using Insert Stuff.


Kaltura My Media embed


2. Click the Embed Settings (gear) button to show additional embed settings.


Kaltura embed settings


 

  • Choose Player: Choose Kaltura Player w/Download to allow students to download the media by clicking a download button on the player.
    Kaltura player with download button
  • Max Embed Size: Choose the size of the embedded player used with Insert Stuff
  • Thumbnail Embed: The player will not be loaded until the media thumbnail is clicked
  • Auto Play: The media will start playing when it is loaded

3. Check Set as my default settings for media type to use the selected settings for all embeds of the displayed media type. Click Embed once you have finished selecting embed options to embed the media.

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Sharing Media through a link from My Media

When media is uploaded to My Media, users are given the ability to share the media using an embeddable link.

 

1. To share media using a link, first, select Kaltura from the navigation bar on the MyHome screen. Then, click My Media.  


Click Kaltura. Select My media


2. Then, select the media you would like to share.


Select the media.


3. Then, click Share


Click Share.


4. A link will then appear. You can then copy the link and paste it into the content you would like to share.


Copy the link.


5. To embed the copied link within eLC, you can use the Content tool. To being the process of embedding media, click Content from your course navbar or click Click to Access Course Content.


Click Content from the course navbar or click Click Here to Access Course Content.


6. Create a module by clicking Add a module..., or click on an existing module.


click on an existing module or create a new one


7. Click Upload/Create. Select Create a File


Click Upload/Create. Select Create a File.


8. Enter a Title for the file. Then, click the Insert Stuff button.


Give the page a title. Then, click the Insert Stuff button.


9. Select Enter Embed Code.


Select Enter Embed Code.


10. Paste the embed code within the text box. Click Next.


Paste the embed code within the text box. Click next.


11. Click Refresh Preview to see the embedded video. Then, click Insert to add the video in your Content page. 


Click Refresh Preview. Click Insert.


12. Click Publish to publish the Content file.


Click Publish to publish the Content file.


13. Now, the video is visible in your Content area.


Now, the video is visible in your Content area.


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Sharing Media in the Course Gallery

The Course Gallery is a space where instructors and students can upload video to be shared with the class. To access the Kaltura Course Gallery, you will need to add the the Course Gallery to your course navigation or as a widget in your course. The following tutorials demontrate how to complete the steps necessary to access the Course Gallery

 

Uploading a Video to the Course Gallery

1. To add an existing video to the Course Gallery, first, go to the course gallery by clicking Course Gallery on the course navbar or the link in theCourse Gallery widget.


Click either the link within the course navbar or within the Course Gallery widget to access the Course Gallery.


2. Click Add Media


Click Add New Media.


3. Then, click Add New, and select Media Upload.


Select Media Upload


4. Click Choose a file to upload and locate the video file you wish to upload.

Note: There is a 2GB file size limit.


Drag and Drop or Select a file.


5. Once your file has uploaded, give it a name and a description. Click Save.


Name your file.


6. Your video is now published in the Course Gallery.


New file uploaded


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Adding a Playlist to the Course Gallery

1. You can create and add playlists to the course gallery which will be displayed in a separate tab.


Kaltura Course Gallery edit menu


2. Click the Edit menu in the Course Gallery and choose Create channel playlist.


Create Playlist


3. Enter a Title for the playlist and an optional Description or Tags and click Add.


Kaltura Playlist Editor


4. Click the Add to Playlist button to add content to the playlist.


Adding content to a playlist


5. Choose content which has already been added to the Course Gallery or content from My Media to add to the playlist. Click the + icon next to an item to add it to the playlist. Click Done when you have finished adding content.


Editing a Kaltura playlist


6. Drag the handles on the left to reorder playlist items. Click the Menu (...) icon and choose Remove to remove an item from the playlist. Click the Save button once you are finished editing the playlist.


Course gallery home tab showing a playlist


7. Click Back to Media Gallery on the Edit Media Gallery page to go back to the course gallery. A Home tab with the playlist you created will be displayed when you access the course gallery.


Kaltura playlist player


8. Click a video in the playlist to view it or click the playlist name to view the entire playlist.


Edit playlists tab


9. To edit playlists displayed in the course gallery, click the Edit icon on the course gallery page, choose Edit, then click the Playlists tab. Drag the handles on the left to reorder playlists. Click the Edit (pencil) icon to edit the playlist. Click the Delete (trash can) icon to delete the playlist. Click Embed </> to get embed code for the playlist.

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Adding the Kaltura Course Gallery to the Course Navigation

Adding the Course Gallery link to your course navigation makes the Course Gallery visible to anyone who is enrolled in your course. With this option, students can also upload video and you have the ability to approve or reject the video. Any video uploaded by the instructor or approved by the instructor will be visible to anyone in your course in the Course Gallery

 

1. To begin the process of adding the Kaltura Course Gallery to the Course Navigation, first, click the ... icon that appears when your mouse hovers over the Course Nav Bar. Select Edit This Navbar.


Click the ... icon. Select Edit This Navbar.


2. When redirected to the Edit Navbar page, click Add Links.

3. Click Create Custom Link.


Click Create Custom Link.


4. Give the link a name, and then click Insert Quicklink.


Give the link a name. Click Insert Quicklink.


5. Click External Learning Tools.


Click External Learning Tools.


6. Select Course Gallery.


Select Course Gallery.


7. When finished choosing the appropriate settings, click Create

The Course Gallery link should now be present on your course navbar.


The Course Gallery link should now be present on the course navbar.


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Adding the Kaltura Course Gallery Widget to your Course Homepage

Adding the Course Gallery widget makes the Course Gallery visible to only the instructor (and teaching assistant, if you choose). Students will not see any videos that you upload here unless you use the Insert Stuff button to add a video to a Content page. In the Course Gallery, you can upload video, edit video, and add captions.

 

1. To add the Kaltura Course Gallery widget to a course homepage, first, go to the Course Home, and ... icon that appears when your mouse hovers over the bottom right portion of the page. Then, click Manage Homepages. 


Click the ... icon. Select Edit this Homepage.


2. Select the Active Homepage. If the option to select a homepage is not present, you will need to create a copy of the default homepage that can be modified. To learn how to do this, please refer to our documentation on Creating a Copy of the Default Template of the Homepage.


Click the Active homepage.


3. Select the Add Widgets button in the desired area.


Click Add Widgets


4. In the pop-up window, use the search bar or scroll through the list to find the desired widget. Check the box next to the Kaltura Course Gallery - Instructors Only to select, and click Add.


Select Kaltura Course Gallery - Instructors Only. Click Add.


5. To edit the Kaltura Course Gallery widget's default settings, click on the widget.


To edit the widget, click on the widget.


6. You can give the widget a custom name. To do this, select Custom, and type the name you would like to give the widget.

7. When you have finished editing the Kaltura Course Gallery widget, click Save and Close


Click Save and Close.


8. The Kaltura Course Gallery widget should now be present on your Course homepage.


Course Gallery widget is now present on your Course homepage.


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