Managing Your Course

Adding Media Using Kaltura

The Kaltura Media tool is available in any content area. It allows you to upload videos and capture videos using your webcam.

NOTE: Videos uploaded using the Kaltura tool will not be added to your Blackboard Course Files or MyFiles – they are hosted on the Kaltura video servers. When selecting media to upload, there is not an option to browse your Blackboard Course Files or MyFiles.

Kaltura Media may be added to an existing content area, to a new content folder, or to a new content area.

See Also Kaltura Mashups

QUICK STEPS: Adding Media with Kaltura

1. Within a content area such as Course Materials, click Build Content and select Kaltura Media.

Click Tools and select Kaltura Media

The Kaltura Media window will display. You will be given three options for uploading:

Upload a File from Your Computer

1. Click Add New, then Media Upload

Add New then Media Upload.

2. Click the Choose a file to upload button and navigate to the file on your computer that you wish to upload.

Select the video from your local computer files. (NOTE: processing may take several minutes.)

Choose a file to upload.

3. When upload is complete, give your video a name or description, click Save, then Back.

When upload is complete, Save, then Back.

4. Find your uploaded video in the Mashup Gallery, then click Select beside it.

Find your video, then click Select.

5. Give your Mashup a title. A thumbnail of the video will appear in the description box.

Select your desired settings for the media file and click Submit.

Select your desired settings for the media file and click Submit.

Add Media from My Content in Blackboard

1. In the pop-up box select My Content.

In the pop-up box select My Content.

2. You may search by previously entered video tags or leave the search field blank and click Search.

Search for previously-saved videos.

3. Thumbnails of previously uploaded videos will display. Click the thumbnail to select the video and click Next.

Click the thumbnail to select the video and click Next.

4. Add a title and tags or a description, if desired, then click Next.

Add a title and tags or a description, if desired, then click Next.

5. A thumbnail of the video will appear in the description box.

Select your desired settings for the media file and click Submit.

Select your desired settings for the media file and click Submit.

Add Media using a Webcam

1. In the pop-up box select the Webcam tab to create a video using your webcam.

In the pop-up box select the Webcam tab to create a video using your webcam.

2. Select the Allow button within the Adobe Flash Player Settings window.

Select the Allow button within the Adobe Flash Player Settings window.

3. A list of available web cameras will display in the drop-down menu. Once the appropriate webcam is connected (indicated by your image displaying in the window on the right), click the Record button.

Once the appropriate webcam is connected, click the Record button.

4. Once you have completed your recording, click the Stop button.

Once you have completed your recording, click the Stop button.

5. Click Play to view the recording or Record to start the recording over. Once you are satisfied with your video, click Next.

Click Play to view the recording or Record to start the recording over. Once you are satisfied with your video, click Next.

6. Add a Title and tags or a description then click the Next button.

Add a Title and tags or a description then click the Next button.

7. A thumbnail of the video will appear in the description box.

Select your desired settings for the media file and click Submit.

Select your desired settings for the media file and click Submit.