Faculty, students, and staff can use Kaltura to share and view media. 

Sharing Kaltura Videos with the Public (No Sign-in Required)

Instructors at UConn can share Kaltura videos outside of HuskyCT. You first need to publish your page, and then you can get a shareable link to your video.

Publishing Video

  1. Go to Kaltura.
  2. Click on the Guest drop-down (upper right).
  3. Click Log in. Log in with your NetID and NetID password.
  4. The Guest field should now be replaced with your name. Click on your name.
  5. Click on My Media.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
     My Media is selected from Guest dropdown
  6. Click on the checkboxes next to the videos you wish to share.
  7. Click Actions in the upper right of the screen.
  8. From the drop-down menu, select Publish.                                                                                                                             
    Example of available content with checkboxes
  9. Select Unlisted from the publish page to allow anyone viewership for the video. Doing so will allow anyone you share the link with to view the content. 
    Radio button by Unlisted is selected
  10. Click Save to update the setting.
  11. Click the Back button.
    Image of Back button
  12. To find the shareable link, go to your media page.
    1. Click on the appropriate video.
    2. Click Share to view the link. You can copy this link and share it with others.
      Image of the Share button and URL for video

Sharing Videos in Discussion Boards and Other Areas

When a student creates a thread in a discussion board, they are prompted to enter text. 

  1. Click Add Content ( + ) icon to the right. If it is not visible, click the More (ellipse) icon to the right.
    Additional Content Plus Sign Icon Highlighted.
  2. Click Kaltura Media Submission.
  3. Find the video you wish to share and click Embed.
  4. Click Submit.

Attaching Kaltura Media to HuskyCT Assignments

Once you have recorded or uploaded media into Kaltura, you can embed it in assignments using HuskyCT’s text editor tool.

  1. Open the assignment.
  2. Select Write Submission 
  3. Click the More (ellipse) icon to the right.
  4. Click on the Add Content ( + ) 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 appear in the text box.
  7. Click Submit. 

Downloading Media from Kaltura

If You Do Not Own the Media

  1. Navigate to the Kaltura MediaSpace, or click on the shared video link and skip to Step 5.
  2. At the top right, click Guest → Login.
  3. Log in using your NetID credentials. The Guest label should change to your name.
  4. Click on the thumbnail for the media you would like to download.
  5. Below the player, click on the Download tab.
  6. Click the blue Download text next to any of the available formats. The content should start downloading to your computer.
    • If you do not see a download tab, contact the owner of the video and ask them to follow the guide below.
If the recording includes the webcam and the content/desktop, the download will only include the primary video. The secondary recording will not be downloaded. Scroll down for details on getting the secondary video.

If You Do Own the Media

  1. Navigate to the Kaltura MediaSpace.
  2. Log in using your NetID credentials.
  3. Find the media you wish to download.
  4. Click on the pencil icon at the right of the screen to edit the media.
  5. Below the player, click on the Download tab.
  6. Select Available Formats. Then, check the Source File check box.
    source file check box
  7. Click Save.
  8. To leave the edit screen and return to the viewing screen, click Return to Media (located next to the Save button). When the Download tab appears, you can download the media.
    download button

Downloading Videos that Contain Webcam and Screen Capture

If you wish to download both the camera and screen video, you must be the owner of the video.

  1. Download the main video from Kaltura.
  2. To download the second video associated with the presentation, you need the entry ID of the presentation. This can be found by the URL of the video under the Share tab.
    entry ID near url under share tab
  3. The entry ID will look like a random string of characters starting with "1_". Copy this string and search for it on your My Media page.
  4. Two results will appear – the original one you already set to download and the second video.
    both videos appear as results
  5. Follow the same steps to download the second video as used for the primary.

Converting Video Files to Audio-Only Files (Windows OS)

  1. After downloading your video file to your computer, open VLC Media Player
    • If you do not already have VLC Media Player installed, download it here.

  2. Click on Media

  3. Select Convert / Save or press Ctrl + R on your keyboard.  

  4. Click Add
    click add
  5. Browse and open your video file.
  6. Click on Convert / Save.
  7. Navigate to Settings. 
  8. Click on Profile. 
  9. Select Audio - MP3.
    select audio - mp3
  10. Click Browse. 
  11. Name the destination file.
  12. Click Start.

Converting Your Video Files to Audio-Only Files (Mac OS)

  1. After downloading your video file to your computer, open the file in QuickTime Player.
  2. Click File.
  3. Click Export As.
  4. Select Audio Only.
    export as audio only