Deleting Unused Media from My Media Library

NIU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use Kaltura to create engaging content, build instructor presence and learner community, demonstrate skills, and share knowledge. The value of potential re-use of those learning objects over time is significant, hence the need for long term storage of many media files. Users who take advantage of multimedia learning strategies, along with users who teach online and blended courses will by nature have greater storage requirements than those who do not.

NIU's institutional license of Kaltura does have an overall storage cap above which NIU incurs significant additional charges.  To ensure long-term feasibility and access to these resources, NIU has established media storage and retention guidelines to help identify and eventually remove content that is unused or unneeded.  However, NIU Kaltura users are encouraged to delete their own unused media from their Kaltura My Media library.  Follow the instructions below to remove media from your Kaltura Media Library that is no longer needed.  Optional steps included describe downloading source files for archival purposes as well as using OneDrive cloud storage to store the media files.

Deleting Media from your My Media Library

Prior to removing media from your Media Library, you can download a copy of your media for archiving by entering edit mode.

  1. Go to the My Media area of Mediaspace or login to Blackboard and choose Kaltura My Media from the Tools area.
  2. Click the title of the media file you'd like to download.
  3. Click Actions and choose Edit.
  4. While in Edit mode, at the top right corner of your video, click the Download button to begin the media download.
  1. Go to the My Media area of Mediaspace or login to Blackboard and choose Kaltura My Media from the Tools area.
  2. Click the title of the video you'd like to delete.
  3. Click Actions and click Delete.
  4. In the Delete Confirmation window, click Delete.
  5. If you have several videos to delete, you can also bulk delete by clicking the checkbox next to videos listed on your My Media page.  Click the checkbox next to one or more media items, then choose Actions from the top right menu, and Delete.
  6. In the Delete Confirmation window, click Delete.
  1. Login to OneDrive
  2. Navigate to the OneDrive folder where you want to store your downloaded media 
  3. Click Upload, then Files, then select the media files(s) you downloaded.  You can select multiple files at once by holding the CTRL key while clicking on them.
  4. Click Open.
  5. The files will be uploaded to OneDrive. 

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