Uploading Existing Media

Use this feature to upload existing media, such as video captured on a video camera, smartphone, or another system such as a Collaborate session or a Teams meeting. The media is stored in your Kaltura My Media library for later publishing in your courses.

To upload a video (or other media type) from your computer to Kaltura:

  1. Login to Kaltura via Blackboard or MediaSpace.
  2. Click the Add New button and choose Upload Media. Valid media types include MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, and other common formats.
  3. Drag and drop a file or click Choose a file to upload.
  4. Complete the details form for the media including the media title and description.
  5. Consider adding descriptive tags (words or phrases) to aid searching and categorization.
  6. Use the Add Collaborator button to share co-editing or co-publishing rights with other faculty, staff, or students. Co-editors can view and modify media, co-publishers can share and publish media in courses using Kaltura tools in Blackboard or on the web using Mediaspace.
  7. If uploading via Kaltura My Media in Blackboard, do not modify the Publishing Status. If using MediaSpace, media marked Private will be visible to the content owner and collaborators only; Unlisted media will be visible to anyone with the link; Published media will be visible to anyone with access to the published destinations (such as channels and playlists displayed on MediaSpace).
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Go to Media to view the media or Go to My Media to view your media library.

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Teaching and Learning

Phone: 815-753-0595
Email: citl@niu.edu

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