Faculty and staff can add the Media Gallery tool to their HuskyCT course and view the Kaltura Video analytics for their course.

The Media Gallery tool in Kaltura is a repository of the videos in your course that can be viewed by the students and instructor.  Using the tool, the instructor will be able to see the analytics for all embedded videos in a course to assess engagement.  Note: if a student has an adblocker on it is possible data will not be collected for that student. The benefit to students is they can quickly find a video in your course using the search feature in the Media Gallery.  Also, they will have access to the transcript of any captioned videos.

By default, students have the ability to upload their own videos to the Media Gallery and leave comments on videos. Instructors can choose to enable moderation, which requires student-uploaded videos to be approved by an instructor before they are visible to the rest of the class. Additionally, the ability for students to comment on videos can be disabled.

Add Media Gallery Tool to Your Course

  1. Go to your course in HuskyCT that you want to add Media Gallery to
  2. Click on "Add Menu Item (the + sign) in the course menu
  3. Select Tool Link, then Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  4. In the menu that pops up, enter a name
  5. then click 'Available to users'
  6. Finally, click "Submit"
  7. Look at the steps below to configure the settings for the Media Gallery.

You and your students can now access the Media Gallery Tool.

Settings for Media Gallery Tool in Your Course

  1. Click on the Media Gallery for your course.
  2. Click the Channel Actions icon in the upper right
     Kaltura Media Gallery Channel Actions icon highlighted.
  3. Click Edit
  4. By default, the following settings are turned on:
    1. Enable comments in Media Gallery: If you don’t want students to be able to make comments, you would turn this off.
    2. Keep comments private to Media Gallery: If students make comments, this will ensure the comments are only visible to this class even if you share the video in other courses.
  5. By default, the following settings are turned off:
    1. Moderate content: Instructors can choose to enable moderation, which requires student-uploaded videos to be approved by an instructor before they are visible to the rest of the class.
    2. Enable Newrow Live Room: We do not use this feature, leave it turned off.
    3. Display embedded media in this Media Gallery: it is highly recommended you turn this setting on so that anytime you embed a video in a content area in your course, or in the discussion board, it will automatically appear in the Media Gallery. You can turn this on after you’ve embedded videos and those videos will still be added.
  6. After making your changes, click Save.

Viewing Analytics in the Media Gallery

  1. Click on the Media Gallery for your course.
  2. Click the Channel Actions icon in the upper right
    Kaltura Media Gallery Channel Actions icon highlighted.
  3. Click Analytics
  4. By default, the last 30 days are displayed. Change the date range as needed.
  5. In addition, you can filter to only get the analytics for this course in case you shared the video in other courses.
    1. Click on Filter
    2. Select Category Page Only under the Viewing Context
      Media Gallery analytics filter settings, View Context section, Category Page Only is highlighted.
    3. Click Apply
  6. You will be now able to view the analytics such as:
    1. Highlights
    2. Top Videos
    3. Top Viewers (based on user’s number of plays)
    4. Insights
    5. Category Performance Over Time
    6. Top Countries

One of the most helpful is the Category Performance Over Time.  Click View Details below it to get detailed information for each student in your course.  You will be able to see how many times they played a video and their average completion rate for the videos.  If you click on a student’s name you will get more detail for each video watched.