How Can I Use Kaltura in My Course?

Kaltura 101

Each Canvas course in the Kaltura pilot has two buttons added to the Canvas site navigation bar.

"My Media" and "Media Gallery" Buttons for Kaltura on Canvas site navigation bar.

Here’s what they do:

My Media

This button leads to an area in Canvas that displays all media to which a user has access, including:

      • Self-contributed media items (recorded or uploaded through Kaltura)
      • Media items for which one is the co-owner, editor, or publisher

"My Media" Gallery Display


My Media an also be used to perform these actions:

      • Upload a media file (image, auto, or video) to use in Canvas
      • Record using a webcam to use in Canvas
      • Record a screencast to use in Canvas

"Add New" button with drop-down menu in "My Media."

You can also edit or delete media content in My Media.

"Edit" button for a video in "My Media"


In addition to accessing media content you’ve added to Kaltura, you can also access content for which you have been made an Editor or a Publisher.

"View Media I Own" button in My Media

Media Gallery

This button leads to an area in Canvas that displays all media content that a Teacher has published* in a Canvas site.

Media Gallery landing page

*Canvas and Kaltura both use “publish” to mean “available to students”; however, for Kaltura content to be available to students it must be published in Canvas AND in Kaltura.


For Teachers, the main purpose for using the Media Gallery as is to look at analytics.

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Click on “Actions” > “Analytics” in the Media Gallery to view analytics

Kaltura has four display options for analytics.

The Kaltura analytics landing page is a dashboard showing site-wide analtyics on media content and student engagement.

Option #1: Dashboard–The Kaltura analytics landing page is a dashboard showing site-wide analtyics on media content and student engagement.

Media analtyics show data for individual pieces of media content.

Option #2: Media–Media analtyics show data for individual pieces of media content.

Engagement analytics show date for students' interaction with media content.

Option #3: Engagement–Engagement analytics show data for students’ interaction with media content.

Contribution anayltics show data for students' addition of their own media content to the Canvas site through Kaltura.

Option #4: Contribution–Contribution anayltics show data for students’ addition of their own media content to the Canvas site through Kaltura.

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