KALTURA VIDEO SOFTWARE
Kaltura is a video hosting, sharing, and recording application provided for all Kent State University faculty, staff, and students. You can log into the system using your FlashLine credentials. Kaltura is also integrated into Blackboard so you can easily link to your videos in your courses.
- Official documentation is located on the Kaltura homepage at video.kent.edu.
- Download and Install Kaltura Capture
Before you can record, you must download and install their desktop recording application, Kaltura Capture.
- Record a Video with Kaltura Capture
Kaltura Capture is a desktop recording application that allows you to record your own video content via your computer. You can combine multiple source inputs, including audio, webcam(s), and screen-recording.
- Upload a Video to Kaltura
You can upload digital video files of various formats to Kaltura (video.kent.edu) for viewers to stream online.
- Embed a Kaltura Video in a Blackboard Folder
You can easily embed your Kaltura videos in any Blackboard folder or content area using the Kaltura Mashup within your Blackboard course.
- Embed a Kaltura Video in a Blackboard Text Editor
You can embed your Kaltura videos in any Blackboard text editor using the Kaltura Mashup within the text editor. This allows you and your students to embed videos in Items, Discussion threads, Blog and Journal posts, Wikis, and anywhere else there is a text editor in Blackboard.
- Change Video Viewing Permissions
You can adjust the permissions at the video level to select who has access to view your video. Videos may be set to private or unlisted.
- Create a Kaltura Video Quiz
You can embed quiz questions within your Kaltura videos using the Video Quiz tool. These quizzes can be integrated into your Blackboard courses.
- Embed a Kaltura Video Quiz in Blackboard
You can embed your Kaltura Videos Quizzes in your Blackboard courses. This will also integrate the quiz into your Grade Center.
- View Kaltura Video Analytics
When you embed Kaltura videos in your Blackboard courses using the Kaltura Mashup, you can view analytics to see who has watched your video, number of views, and how much they watched.
- Machine-Caption Kaltura Videos
Kaltura REACH uses automated speech recognition (ASR) to recognize words spoken in your video and provide machine-based captions for your video. Kaltura REACH captions are typically 75-85% accurate and can improve over time as the program adapts to learn your voice. Kaltura REACH also provides an editor to revise and improve the accuracy of your video captions. Any instructor can request machine captions; just make sure that you remember to edit the captions for accuracy.
Please note that any SAS accommodations for captioning will go through the Student Accessibility Offices for professional captioning.