Canvas: View and Search Video Contents in the Media Gallery

As part of Kaltura in Canvas, the Media Gallery is a tool to publish, view, and search media (video and audio recordings) in Kaltura. The Media Gallery appears in each Canvas course, unless it is hidden.

Note: On June 3, 2023, the Media Gallery was added to all Canvas courses as part of the Kaltura in Canvas LTI 1.3 upgrade. Teachers, designers, and teaching assistants (TAs) in Canvas courses can follow these steps to remove the Media Gallery.

In the Media Gallery, you can search across media details and caption text to find specific words or phrases, then navigate to those moments in recordings added to the Media Gallery. Only people enrolled in a particular Canvas course have access to that course's Media Gallery.

Canvas Roles and the Media Gallery

  • Teachers, designers, and TAs can publish videos to the Media Gallery. They can also approve student postings to a Media Gallery.
  • Students can add media to the Media Gallery if approved by a teacher, designer, or TA, or if Media Gallery settings are changed.

On this page:

Viewing Videos in the Media Gallery

  1. Navigate to Canvas.
  2. Select the course you want. You may need to sign in.
  3. Select Media Gallery from the course navigation menu
    Canvas navigation with Media Gallery highlighted
  4. Select a video or audio recording's thumbnail to view it.
    The Media Gallery with Thumbnail for a specific video Highlighted

Searching Video Contents in the Media Gallery

  1. Navigate to Canvas.
  2. Select the course you want. You may need to sign in.
  3. Select Media Gallery from the course navigation menu
  4. If there are playlists in the Media Gallery, you will have a Playlists tab and a Media tab at the top of the page. Select the Media tab to find the Search field.
  5. Enter a search term in the Search media details, captions, and chapters field to search the titles, descriptions, tags, captions, and chapter contents within the available media. For targeted results, add quotation marks around "words" and "short phrases."
    1. If there is a Show More link within your search results, select it to view more details.
       search for "goldy" in the Media Gallery with a result highlighting the Show More link
    2. Selecting Show More will expand the menu and give results within the captions.
      1. Selecting a specific time stamp within the results will bring you to that point within the video.
        A search for "goldy" in the Media Gallery with a result highlighting the Show More link
      2. If you want more time stamps, select Show All for a comprehensive list.

Searching for Content within a Video

To search within a single video in the Media Gallery:

  1. Find the video you want to search in the Media Gallery.
  2. Select the video thumbnail.
  3. Select the Search (magnifying glass) icon next to Details, below the video.
    search icon underneath a video within Kaltura
  4. Enter your search terms.
  5. The results list will have links to exact time markers in the video that contain the search terms you used. Selecting a specific time stamp within the results will bring you to that point within the video.
    Search results for searching a specific video in Kaltura

Additional Resources

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June 2, 2023

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