Kaltura - Adding Media

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Kaltura offers three options for adding content. To add media, begin by clicking Add New in the top right corner of the page. You will be able to choose from four options:

  • Media Upload allows you to browse your computer for a video, audio, or image file to add to your content.
  • Kaltura Capture provides options for recording your own material via screen recording, webcam, and/or microphone. (See: Kaltura Capture guide.)
  • YouTube allows you to enter the URL for YouTube content to add to your gallery.
    • Only public videos are supported
    • If a video is changed to private or is removed from YouTube, it will become unviewable in your gallery

Media Upload

To upload a file from your computer:

  1. Login to Blackboard or Canvas and click the My Media button at the top (Blackboard) or the left (Canvas).

  2. Click on Add New at the top right of the page and select Media Upload.
  3. Click on Choose a file to upload to browse your files for the media you wish to upload.
  4. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file from your computer onto the webpage to start the upload.
  5. When the upload is complete, you will be prompted with a screen to enter media details.

    Note: Only the name is required

  6. Leave it set to Private. Click Save at the bottom of the page.


To add a YouTube video to your media:

  1. Click on Add New at the top right and select YouTube.
  2. Enter the web address (URL) of the video you wish to add to your media.
    • Only public videos are supported.
  3. Click Preview to ensure the video loads correctly and enter the appropriate details for the video.
    • The Name and Description field may fill automatically based on the YouTube video information.


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