Canvas for Students: Submit a Video/Audio Assignment Using Kaltura

Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to upload video files as well as to create webcam recordings. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed from phones, tablets, and computers. Kaltura is accessed through your Canvas course site either through the Embed Kaltura Media button Embed Kaltura Media icon anywhere you see a Rich Content Editor or through the My Media area in the course navigation menu.

You can upload an existing video (or audio) recording or you can Use Your Computer's Webcam to Record a New Video with Kaltura.

Submitting an Assignment using My Media

  1. Click the link to the assignment that requires embedding a Kaltura video.
  2. Read the instructions and then click the Submit Assignment button. The Text Entry window appears with a Rich Content Editor.
    rich content editor with Kaltura media button highlighted
  3. Click the Embed Kaltura Media button Embed Kaltura Media icon. Your My Media library appears.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you have already uploaded your media to Kaltura, click Select next to the desired recording. The Embed Kaltura Media window closes and a medium-sized video appears in the Rich Content Editor text box.
      1. If you want a size other than medium, click the drop-down Select menu and choose the size you want.
    • If you need to record a video for the assignment
      1. Click +Add New button
      2. Select Record your webcam (Chrome/Firefox) option from the dropdown menu.
      3. Select the red button on the video player when you are ready to record.
      4. When you are done recording, click the white button next to the time display.
      5. Select Record Again if you need to redo your recording.
      6. Select Use This when you are satisfied with your recording. A window will appear and a line monitoring the video processing will appear. You will receive a message when your video is ready.
      7. Change the title of the video and add a description if needed.
      8. Change the privacy settings to be set to Published.
      9. Select Save and Embed. Your video should now appear in the RCE of the activity you were trying to complete. 
    • Upload an existing video into Kaltura for the assignment: 
      1. Click +Add New.
      2. Select Upload New Media from the drop down menu. A box for you to drag and drop a media file or choose a file from your computer will appear.
      3. Select the media file you want to upload.
      4. Click Save. You will see a green bar stating that your file has been successfully uploaded.
      5. Add any title or description you want the media to have.
      6. Click </>Save and Embed. Your video should now appear in the RCE of the activity you were trying to complete.
  5. Click the Play button to test the media.
  6. Add any comments you would like your professor to see in the Comments text box.
  7. Click the Submit Assignment button when you are satisfied.

Note: Anywhere you encounter the Rich Content Editor (RCE), you can embed Kaltura media.