Kaltura is a web-based application that allows users to host and share media. Kaltura's platform supports the streaming of audio and video to users across multiple platforms, including mobile devices.
Who Can Use this Software?
Faculty and staff may access Kaltura through integrations with Blackboard Learn and SharePoint; faculty and staff may also access Kaltura through MediaSpace. Students may access Kaltura through Kaltura's integration with Blackboard Learn, or through MediaSpace via a private channel created by their instructor. Kaltura is available both on- and off-campus.
Using Kaltura In Your Class
Kaltura can be used in courses to provide additional learning resources to students, or to embed on to web pages for greater reach of your video content. You may also accept audio and video assignments from your students using Kaltura within Blackboard Learn.
Faculty and staff may utilize Kaltura MediaSpace to upload and distribute audio and video content via a MediaSpace channel. This content can also then be used within Blackboard Learn, embedded within web pages, or a link may be emailed to viewers. Caption files are also added to audio and video files within MediaSpace. Faculty and staff wanting to create webcam videos, screen capture videos, or video presentations may also utilize MediaSpace to create these types of media content. Accounts on MediaSpace may be requested by emailing email@example.com.
Blackboard Learn Integration
Kaltura is integrated in Blackboard Learn via a mashup within the text editor, or via the course's Media Gallery. Faculty, instructors, and course designers may upload audio and video into content areas for student viewing and use. Students can use the mashup to submit audio or video assignments, or submit the content to a discussion forum. For all users, the Blackboard Learn integration also allows users to create webcam recordings and screen recordings that are then saved within Kaltura.
SharePoint users on campus may integrate content from Kaltura into their SharePoint sites. Media may be added directly to Kaltura via SharePoint, or the media may first be uploaded to MediaSpace and then used within SharePoint.
Video Express Integration
Users of Purdue's Video Express sites may utilize the Video Express website to transfer their recordings to Kaltura. Within MediaSpace, those recordings may have captions added and prepared for use within web pages or Blackboard Learn.
Audio and videos uploaded to Kaltura and shared with the Purdue community and beyond must be captioned. Professional captioning assistance for your videos is available through the Disability Resource Center (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-494-1247). Faculty wishing to create their own caption files should email email@example.com.
Training and Support Resources
Training and assistance with Kaltura is available by contacting Consulting and Training at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- IDC Video Resources Portal:
Links to the numerous resources available concerning video production. A great first stop. Link: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/innovate/video_resources/index.html