Students can watch and share Kaltura videos on HuskyCT. 

Note

Some parts of this article assume that you have already created content, or uploaded content to your My Media page. 

Grade not transferring from Kaltura video Quiz to HuskyCT Gradebook

The biggest reason for a grade not transferring from a Kaltura Quiz video to HuskyCT's gradebook, is due to ad blocking addons installed on your browser. Addons such as UBlock Origin, AdBlock Plus, etc., can cause the cookie used to transfer the grade between the two platforms, to not be passed through.

  • Disable your ad blocking addon before taking a Kaltura quiz to ensure that grading is passed through properly.

If you are still having issues with a quiz, please use this form to create a ticket with the help desk. https://ait.uconn.edu/kaltura-quiz-issue/

Uploading Videos to Kaltura

Once uploaded, Kaltura videos can be shared in HuskyCT discussion boards and assignments and can be shared outside HuskyCT.

To proceed,

  1. Go to UConn's Kaltura MediaSpace.
  2. Click Guest. 
  3. Select My Media. 
  4. Log in with your NetID and password.
  5. Click Add New
  6. Select Media Upload.
  7. Select your video.
  8. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  9. Click Save
  10. Once it has been processed in Kaltura, you can share your video in an Assignment or Discussion Board, as discussed in the Sharing Kaltura Videos section below.

    Info

    To create a video using Kaltura Capture, review the article, Recording Using Kaltura Capture

    For more information about alternatives to using Kaltura Capture, review the article, Kaltura: Tips and Tricks

Sharing Kaltura Videos

Sharing Videos from Kaltura to HuskyCT Assignments

To share videos from Kaltura into HuskyCT assignments,

  1. Click on the assignment.
  2. Click Write Submission.
  3. Click the More/Ellipse icon to the right.
  4. Click on the Add Content (plus sign) at the right.
    Add content icon highlighted.
  5. Select Kaltura Media Submission. 
  6. Once the Kaltura Media Submission window opens, click Embed on the video you want to share. The video will then appear in the text box.
  7. Click Submit. 

Sharing Videos from Kaltura to a Discussion Board

To share videos from Kaltura into the Discussion Board,

  1. Click on the discussion board.
  2. Click Create Thread.
  3. Enter a name for the thread.
  4. Click Add Content (plus sign) at the right.
    Add content icon highlighted.
  5. Select Kaltura Media Submission. 
  6. Once the Kaltura Media Submission window opens, click Embed on the video you want to share. The video will then appear in the text box.
  7. Click Submit. 

Watching Kaltura Videos

Below are features that, if available, can be helpful if an instructor shares a video with you in your course. 

Changing the View

If the instructor recorded their content and webcam, you can change the view. To do so, 

  1. Navigate to the top right of the video.
  2. Click on the view to either Toggle View or Change View. 
    1. Use Toggle View to switch between the content and webcam.
    2. Use Change View to select either Picture-in-Picture, Side by Side, or Single View.

Searching for Content

You can search for content within PowerPoint slides. To do so,

  1. Click on the Navigation Menu, if available.
  2. Move your mouse to the top left corner of the video.
  3. Click on the Navigation Menu.

You will then be able to search for specific content in the PowerPoint slides.

Video Controls

  • You can change the playback speed to slow it down or speed it up (0.5x - 2.0x).
  • You can also turn on captions, if available.
    Kaltura video highlighting the features for playing videos.