Kaltura is Eastern University's video platform where you can upload, edit, watch, and create quizzes on videos, all without leaving Brightspace.
Getting Started In My Media
My Media is the name of Kaltura within Brightspace. It is where all of the videos you record and upload are stored for you to edit and access.
You can find My Media from the Brightspace home page, located all the way to the right in the navigation bar.
Once you are in My Media, if you have not uploaded any videos, it will look empty apart from the search, filter, and organization, and Add New options along the top. If you have uploaded or recorded videos in Brightspace already, they will be listed for you here.
These videos go over the basics of My Media, as well as some of the functions of Kaltura that you may want to use in your courses. Click on the arrows in the corner of the video player to make them full screen.
Uploads and Quizzes
To upload a video to Kaltura, click on the My Media tab, then on the blue button in the top right that says Add New. Click Media Upload. You will then be prompted to select a file from your computer. You can then change the video name if you'd like as well as add a description.
After that, be sure to click Save, and wait for it to finish uploading. Even after it has uploaded, you will still need to wait for a few minutes to watch the video back or add quiz questions while Kaltura processes the video for viewing.
This video walks you through how to add quiz questions to a video you have uploaded to Kaltura.
It is important to remember that if you are adding more than one quiz question to a single video to not stack them on top of each other. If you try to have more than one question in one spot, students will not be able to answer all of the questions. Instead, spread out your quiz questions throughout the video.
If you are teaching online and wishing your students could interact with one another asynchronously through video so they can see each other and make connections, Kaltura's video notes feature is the perfect tool for you.
This video walks you through the process of creating video notes in a discussion board.
Please note that the video was recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown, so some information may be specific to the Spring semester of 2020, however the process of creating video notes is still the same.
Feel free to share this video with your students to help them create their first video notes.