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LITS Faculty Guide: 2020-2021 FIT

Kaltura Overview

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Kaltura is Mount Holyoke’s video creation, storage, and management platform. 

Access Kaltura via any of these options:

  • the “My Media” tab in Moodle
  • the web portal at 
  • from classroom podium computers
  • (access via mobile app will also soon be available)

Kaltura allows you to

  • record new video with a single or double video input (ex. your camera and your screen, your laptop camera and an external camera)
  • upload existing video directly from a file, YouTube or Zoom)
  • search across all your videos, including metadata (title, description, tags) AND spoken text and written text from within the video
  • edit your video, including adding chapters, thumbnails, transcript and auto captions, screen layout
  • add quiz questions throughout the videos to confirm student understanding
  • allow for comments, giving students an opportunity for asynchronous discussion and to ask questions tied to a particular part of the video
  • easily embed the finished product in your Moodle course

Local Support and Training for Kaltura

Support and Training Materials from Kaltura

Kaltura and Your Computer: Memory and Processing Requirements

Any video creation is a resource-intensive process, and Kaltura capture has the option to record two video sources at once; your computer will need adequate hard drive space and memory in order for you to be able to use Kaltura smoothly.

If you experience a message about a lack of memory or the video creation and upload process slows or stalls:

  1. Close any application you don't need open during your video creation, especially large ones like Chrome and Zoom.
  2. Access Kaltura via the My Media tab in Moodle while using Firefox.
  3. Use the video capture methods that require less computing power.
    1. If you only need to record yourself speaking via your webcam, and not also share another application on screen, use Kaltura Express Capture, which works within your browser instead of opening the full Kaltura application.
    2. Record a Zoom session (no participants needed!) and save it to your Kaltura My Media for editing and sharing.
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