Technology: Kaltura

Enhance your presentation slides for videos

Published by Lx Team |

Visual design and layout of content play an important role in the cognitive processing of information. Video works best when voice, text and images work together to reinforce each other, and guide the viewer’s attention. How you design your slides (or other visual aids) is also important for accessibility...

Make pencast videos

Published by Lx Team |

Why use a pencast video? One challenge with DIY educational video can be explaining complex topics, and sometimes a standard screen recording or piece-to-camera won’t be enough. A pencast is usually when you record a piece of paper while showing your hands writing, sketching, annotating, etc. This can be...

Introduce and frame your video content

Published by Lx Team |

Here are five different sorts of cues you can use to frame the video students are about to watch. Keep in mind these should be brief – you don’t want to replicate the entire content of the video itself! Set expectations Help students understand what they are about to...

Structure and chunk your video lecture content

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It turns out many of the techniques used to structure a lecture in a theatre are also effective in the video format. The technique we want to focus on in this resource is how to break an hour-long lecture into connected topics or themes. You probably already ‘chunk’ your...

Manage and edit media files with Kaltura My Media

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Navigate to your Canvas site, find and select ‘My Media’. Locate and select the pencil icon on the top right section of the screen. This will take you into video’s settings page where you will be able to manage and edit the video’s setting starting with ‘Details’: In the ‘Details’ tab, you...

Upload media files with Kaltura My Media

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Navigate to your Canvas site and find ‘My Media‘ in the menu on the left side: Locate the ‘Add New‘ button in the top right section of the screen and select your preferred media upload from the drop down menu: To upload your own media, simply click on ‘Media Upload‘...

Add media to a Canvas page with Kaltura browse and embed

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Go to the Canvas Page where you’d like to embed your media and select ‘Edit’ to access the Rich Content Editor. Select Tools from the toolbar above the text entry box, then Apps. Select Embed Kaltura Media. If you don’t see Embed Kaltura Media, select View All, then select...

Build a quiz in Kaltura

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Navigate to ‘My Media’, select the video you wish to create a quiz for and click on the pencil edit button on the far right: Click on ‘Launch Editor’ to the right of your video – once in ‘Launch Editor’ select ‘Quiz‘ on the top left screen. Within the...

Use captions and transcripts in Kaltura

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To review and edit captions, find the relevant video or audio file in either My Media or the Media Gallery for your site. Simply click on the name of the media to open the media information screen, open the Actions menu and select + Caption & Enrich.  The list...

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