Information Technology Support
Page tree

kaltura logo

Syracuse University Kaltura MediaSpace

Log into your Syracuse University Kaltura account:
 

Log into Kaltura

This is the login for Students, Faculty, and Staff looking to utilize the Kaltura MediaSpace.

Kaltura functionality is also available within Blackboard courses for instructors and participants. Additional details are available on the Kaltura in Blackboard support page


Table of Contents



Upload Media to Kaltura

You can use the Kaltura MediaSpace to upload videos and other types of media, organize media into channels and playlists, and then share media and media collections via links and embedding directly into Blackboard.



Kaltura Personal Capture (Desktop Client) 

Kaltura Personal Capture is a desktop application that helps you record presentations using any combination of voice, webcam video, screen action, and PowerPoint slides. You can then upload and manage your recordings alongside other Kaltura content in the Kaltura MediaSpace.

To install Personal Capture on your desktop:

  1. Log into Kaltura MediaSpace, at the upper right, click the area that says Click Here To Login (), and then select Login. When prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

  2. At the top right, click Add New, and then select Personal Capture.

    Note: You may need to expand your browser window to see all available options.


  3. If your browser prompts you to approve the download, select whichever option allows the download to proceed.

  4. When the download is complete:
    • In Windows, click the Personal Capture installer, and then follow prompts to complete the installation.
    • In macOS, drag the Personal Capture icon to the Applications folder.

  5. When the installation is complete, return to Kaltura MediaSpace; then, to launch the software, click Add New, and then select Personal Capture again.

University Issued Machines

Note: If you have a computer issued to you by a school, college, or department, please contact your Distributed Staff Personnel (DSP) for instructions on how to install the Kaltura Personal Capture client on your machine.

Kaltura Personal Capture lets you record video and audio from multiple sources. To select sources, in the "Kaltura Personal Capture" window, click each of the three drop-down menus and choose the cameras, screens, or microphones you wish to record.

For instructions with screenshots, see Kaltura Capture User Guide .



Using Kaltura Capture on a Mac

As macOS increases its privacy and security settings for Apple's operating systems, running Kaltura Capture on macOS may require enabling additional permissions. Please use the instructions in the link below if you are seeing errors while trying to record using Kaltura Personal Capture on macOS.



Closed-Captioning

Machine captioning is performed automatically on all videos uploaded to Kaltura (video.syr.edu). This process uses automatic machine generated transcription (ASR) that recognizes the words spoken in your video and provides machine-based captions with 75-85% accuracy. 

Live Captioning

While third party speech-to-text products, such as Otter.ai, exist for live-captioning, ITS recommends that professional captioning be used whenever an accommodation is requested or whenever our policy requires that an event has live captioning.

See Guidelines for CART and ASL Interpreting for more information.

Deleting Captions and/or Transcripts

Users can choose to delete captions or transcripts from media.

Allow Time for Deletion

Kaltura may take a few hours to a day to completely remove captions and transcripts from media files once deleted. Kaltura may take a day or so to completely remove the transcript from media files once deleted. If you delete a caption file, we also recommend that you also delete the corresponding transcript file, and vice-versa.

  1. Visit video.syr.edu and locate My Media.

  2. In the My Media page, select Edit () indicated as a grey pencil to the right of the media.

  3. Select the Captions tab (for captions) OR select the Attachments tab (for transcripts).





  4. Locate the files that you are removing and hit the x () in the Actions area.

  5. A Delete Confirmation window will pop up. Select Delete (). 

    choose to cancel or delete the media




Download Media from Kaltura

You can use the Kaltura MediaSpace to download your previously captured and uploaded videos. 
 

  1. Go to video.syr.edu and log in. (These directions also work for Kaltura in Blackboard.)
     
  2. In the My Media page, select Edit (grey pencil edit icon ) indicated as a grey pencil to the right of the media.

  3. Select the Downloads tab (located between the Thumbnails and Caption tabs).
     
  4. Next to Available Formats:, click the checkboxes for any/all versions of the file you want to make downloadable, as seen below:

    screenshot of format page in KMS
     
  5. At the bottom on the page, click the Save button.
     
  6. Click Go To Media orange link.
     
  7. On the media entry page, click the Download tab, then the download icon under "Actions."

    screenshot of download page in KMS

     


Kaltura Express Capture

Recording with Kaltura Express Capture lets you make basic recordings in Kaltura. Unlike Kaltura Personal Capture and Lecture Capture (coming soon), Express Capture does not require the installation of any software on your computer. You can access Kaltura Express Capture via Kaltura MediaSpace or via Blackboard.
 

Important

  • Do not use Express Capture to record lectures. Express Capture is a web-based service, so any interruption in internet service could corrupt your recording and it will not be recoverable. Use Express Capture for quick videos that are a few minutes long (such as answers to questions, explanations about how to do a homework problem, providing a comment to a discussion, etc.), and not to record class lectures.
     
  • Express Capture records from your webcam only. It does not record any content you may share on your screen.

To use Express Capture in Kaltura MediaSpace:

  1. On Kaltura MediaSpace, at the upper right, click the area that says Click Here To Login (), and then select Login. When prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

  2. Click Add New, and then select Express Recording.

    Note: You may need to expand your browser window to see all available options.


  3. To begin recording, click the red Record icon.
     
  4. To end your recording, click the Stop icon. You will be presented with three options:
    1. Record Again: Click this to discard your recording and immediately begin a new one.
    2. Use This: Click this to upload your recording to MediaSpace. After clicking, enter a title, and then click Save.
    3. Save a copy: Click this to download your recording locally.
       
  5. After they are uploaded with the Use This option, recordings made with Express Recording behave like all other Kaltura content. They will be closed-captioned, can be published to Blackboard, embedded to a website, and can be downloaded.
     



My Channels in Kaltura 

In Kaltura, a channel is a collection of videos and other media that can be public or restricted in terms of who can view and contribute media to the channel. Channels are useful for aggregating a large number of videos on the same topic or theme, or for sharing a collection of similar or diverse videos with a specific audience.

To create a channel for your course:

  1. Log into Kaltura MediaSpace, at the upper right, click the area that says Click Here To Login (), and then select Login. When prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

  2. Click your name, and then select My Channels.

  3. Click Create Channel.

  4. In the "Name" field, enter a descriptive name for your channel. You may also add an optional description and keyword.

  5. Choose one of the following three privacy options:
    • Open: Select this option if you want other Kaltura users to be able to see and contribute to the media in the channel.
    • Restricted: Select this option if you want other site users to be able to see the media in the channel. Only invited members can contribute.
    • Private: Select this option if you want access to the media in the channel to be restricted to specific users (for example, the students in your class).

  6. Review the following two channel options, and check the box(es) to enable them:
    • Moderate content: Select this option if you want to approve content uploaded by others before it is visible to users who can access the channel.
    • Enable comments in channel: Select this option if you want channel viewers to be able to attach comments to videos in the channel.

  7. To save your channel settings, click Save.

To add users to your channel:

  1. Log into Kaltura MediaSpace, at the upper right, click the area that says Click Here To Login (), and then select Login. When prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

  2. At the upper right, click your name, and then select My Channels.

  3. Locate the desired channel and click Edit.

  4. Select the Members tab.

  5. Click Add Member.

  6. In the "Add Member" dialog, enter the NetID of the person you want to add, and select one of the following roles:
    • Member: Can view channel content only
    • Contributor: Can view channel content and add media to the channel
    • Moderator: Can view channel content, add media to the channel, and moderate channel content
    • Manager: Can view channel content, add media to the channel, moderate channel content, and manage the channel.

  7. Click Add to add the member to the channel.

  8. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for each person you want to add to the channel.
You can add media to a channel in several ways: By publishing media to a channel when you upload it, or by selecting it and adding it at a later time. To add media to your channel:
  1. Log into Kaltura MediaSpace, at the upper right, click the area that says Click Here To Login (), and then select Login. When prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

  2. At the upper right, click your name, and then select My Channels.

  3. Locate the desired channel and click to open it.

  4. Click Add Media.

  5. From the "Add Media" page, you have two options:
    • Search for and select items from among your existing media. Once you've selected the items you want to add to your channel, click Publish.
    • Click Add Media to upload a new video or create a new webcam or screen recording.


Create a New or Add to an Existing Playlist

Kaltura playlists are static lists of videos that can be accessed within Kaltura or embedded into Blackboard. For others to view videos in your playlists, the videos must be either unlisted or published to a Kaltura category or channel that your audience has permission to view.

To add items to a new or existing Kaltura playlist:

  1. On the Kaltura MediaSpace, at the upper right, click the area that says Click Here To Login (), and then select Login. When prompted, log in with your NetID and password.

  2. Locate a media item you'd like to add to a new or existing playlist, and then click the item to open it.

  3. From the Actions menu, select Add to playlist.

    Note: The Actions menu is located directly beneath the lower-right corner of the media item. If your browser window is too narrow, the menu may not display. If you don't see the Actions menu, increase the width of your browser window.


  4. Create and select a new playlist, or select existing playlists:
    • New playlist: To add the item to a new playlist, first create the new playlist by clicking the Create Playlist button. Once it's created, your new playlist will appear under "Select Playlists." Check the box for the new list, and then click Save.
    • Existing playlists: To add the item to any existing playlists, under "Select Playlists," click the check boxes next to the desired playlists, and then click Save.

When the media item is added successfully to your playlist(s), you'll see a green verification message (e.g., "Media added to selected playlist(s): Playlist 1 , Playlist 2"). You may add additional items to your playlists at any time.




Viewing Media Analytics

Kaltura allows users to view the analytics of individual videos they own or co-own. The details include the video’s performance over time, engagement, access by country, and device overview. 

  1. Navigate to the My Media location in the drop down in the top right. 

  2. Locate the video you'd like to review. 

  3. Click the analytics () button. 

    my media pointing to analytics symbol


Accessing Zoom Recordings

If you use Zoom to make a cloud recording of your meeting, the Zoom recording will automatically be copied to your Kaltura My Media. 

Please note, the video will not start converting in Kaltura until it has full uploaded in Zoom Cloud.

To access the Kaltura copy, please follow to steps above to view My Media in to the Kaltura MediaSpace.




Kaltura How-To Instructions

Kaltura has a wide range of support documentation for Kaltura MediaSpace and can be found here: 



Kaltura MediaSpace Go (KMS GO) Mobile App

Android and iOS users can download and use the KMS GO App from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

For additional details, including first time login, please visit the Kaltura MediaSpace Go Mobile App page




Need Help? Contact the ITS Help Desk seen days a week by calling 315.443.2677, emailing help@syr.edu, or stopping into 1-227 Center for Science and Technology (Hours of Operation).  

  • No labels