What is Kaltura?
Kaltura is a software program that delivers live or recorded streaming audio and video that can be embedded in a web site and/or accessed on demand through Blackboard. Integration with Blackboard makes it easier to include video and other rich media content into coursework inside Blackboard. Users upload video files via the Course Gallery in Blackboard. The files are automatically converted for delivery through a web browser. There are no plug-ins or special software required to post or view the videos.
Who can use it?
Faculty and staff who manage Blackboard courses, need to live stream an academic event, and/or need to host audio and video content for CMS sites.
Are there any file storage limitations?
There is an initial limit of 20 GB of file space allocated per user. Depending on the type of files, 20 GB should allow you to post about 200 minutes of video. It is important to remember this service is a delivery mechanism, not a permanent storage location. Be sure to store your original video elsewhere.
How long will my video(s) be available in my course?
If you add video to your Blackboard course and use the course again next year, your video will remain linked there until you delete it. When the video is no longer needed you should delete it to stay within the storage limit. It is important to remember this service is a delivery mechanism, not a permanent storage location. Be sure to store your original video elsewhere.
How do I use the service?
Add Video to a Blackboard Content Area
Add Audio to a Blackboard Content Area
Add Media to a Blackboard Course Gallery
Uploading and Sharing Videos with MediaHub
Is training available?
Training on use in Blackboard will be included in regular Blackboard workshops. If you need assistance, please contact KU IT Blackboard Support: firstname.lastname@example.org | 785-864-2600.
Can I upload and manage audio and video materials outside of Blackboard?
Faculty, Staff and GTAs can also use Kaltura via MediaHub, which functions like a private YouTube and allows you to upload and share your videos with others (outside of Blackboard).
Are there any KU policies I should be aware of when using Streaming Media services?
Yes, please review the following KU policies: