Kaltura is a media management platform for video and audio files/recordings used for teaching, learning, non-PHI research, and outreach. Kaltura automatically optimizes video and audio recordings for use with any device. It includes strong accessibility workflows, powerful search functions, video quizzes, and deep analytics.

Kaltura can be reached through Canvas and Kaltura MediaSpace.

For videos not related to teaching, learning, research, or outreach, use YouTube.

Never use Kaltura for storing Protected Health Information (PHI). Use Box Secure Storage instead.

Kaltura is not a platform for archiving media recordings. It is intended for recordings that will be actively used on an ongoing basis.

NOTE: Request for Proposals (RFP) for Media Management was conducted in 2021-2022. Kaltura’s offering was found to have the best balance of features, usability, and price. The new contract took effect November 2022, for three years, with a four one-year options to renew. 


  • Users can upload, record, and manage video and audio recordings
  • Use the Kaltura Capture desktop recorder to record your screen and/or desktop
  • Videos published in Canvas courses are only viewable by other people enrolled in those courses
  • Uploaded video/audio recordings receive auto-generated draft captions through automatic speech recognition
  • Users can search captions within and across videos as a way to review content and learn more
  • Viewer analytics let you know who is watching videos and for how long
  • Unlimited user storage and bandwidth

Integration into Canvas