Planned Change

Transition to Kaltura MediaSpace

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The University is moving from Media Mill and Media Magnet to Kaltura MediaSpace.

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Media Mill and Media Magnet have served us well, but it is time to move on. Kaltura MediaSpace is the replacement. It was soft-launched in summer 2018 and is being fully launched in Fall 2018.

Key Transition Milestones

Until Dec 27, 2018: Purge old content

Media Mill stores over 112 terabytes of data. To minimize the amount of data moved from Media Mill to Kaltura, so we are requesting that you look through old content and delete what you no longer need by December 28, 2018.

Login to Media Mill to review your content and delete what is not needed.

Dec 28, 2018: Media Mill & Media Magnet are frozen

On Friday, December 28, 2018, Media Mill and Media Magnet will be “frozen.” After that date:

  • You will no longer be able to upload new content to Media Mill or Media Magnet.
  • Existing links and video derivatives will be available for playback through 2020.

Jan 2019: Files moved to Kaltura MediaSpace

Starting January 2019, your original uploaded media in Media Mill will be automatically moved and available through Kaltura MediaSpace. The original video and audio files on Media Mill and Media Magnet will be deleted after they are moved to MediaSpace.

Transition Notes

Future Considerations

More information

What is Kaltura?

Kaltura is a media management platform that has been in use at the University of Minnesota in our Learning Management Systems (LMS), Moodle and later Canvas, since 2012.

Kaltura MediaSpace is a way to use Kaltura content outside of the LMS. It acts as a third way to work with video for teaching and learning purposes.