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Instructors can upload their ad-free videos to the class site using the Kaltura Video Resource tool (not to be confused with the Kaltura Video Presentation or Kaltura Video Assignment). Your media will be uploaded from the class website, (KAF) but are actually hosted on the UCLA Kaltura (CDN, Content delivery network) streaming media server. Videos uploaded via the KAF are considered to be Embedded In Context. Additionally, machine-generated captions and transcriptions and variable playback speed are available for your media. (Machine-generated captions are also known as automatic speech recognition (ASR), computer speech recognition, or speech to text (STT) as explained at Wikipedia.)

When you upload a video file, Kaltura will encode your video into multiple flavors to make your video accessible and playable on any device and internet connection (for more information about the transcoded flavors and embed sizes, please see What are my embed options and transcoded flavors?). When uploading videos, try to upload the source material at 1080p (but no more) so that the highest resolution stream is actually usable.

You can also upload audio files (.m4a, .mp3, .wav) using the same instructions below.

How to add a Kaltura Video Resource

  1. Click the Turn editing on button Turn editing on button in the upper right-hand corner of your site page.
  2. Click on the Week or Topic where you'd like your video resource to display, for example, Week 2. This method (Add activity or resource KAF) to load video resources allows for the selection of a specific Week or Topic where the video will be located.
    • Drag and Drop of the video is the easy and fast way to upload videos to the site. There are other ways that are not described here.
  3. Toward the bottom, locate the +Drag and drop file(s) here, screen shot below.
    Drag and drop file(s) here
  4. After you +Drag and drop the Dialog box will appear, you can leave the default of Add media to course page, Click the Upload button, the screenshot below.
    After the Drag and drop, the default radio button is fine, Add media to the course page, Click the Upload button
    • If you decide to use the radio button, Create file resource, the result will look like the screenshot below.
      After the Drag and drop, you can select the radio button, Create file resource, Click the Upload button
  5. You will need to wait for the video to upload, this can take a few minutes, or longer, depending on the file size. You will see a spinning icon and the name of the file (name is 33479.mp4 in this example), the screenshot below.
    Wait for the upload, spinning icon, file name
  6. If you click on the Edit, you will see the HTML editor and the file name, screenshot below, arrow points to 33479.mp4.
    Edit, HTML editor, Showing the file name of 33479.mp4
  7. After the file is uploaded and transcoded, it will be ready to play. The upload and transcode time varies. Screenshot below, showing the video ready to play, with the video player controls.
    Video showing and also showing the Video Player controls
    1. For audio files, you will see a thumbnail of the player, when you click on the play button, you will see that the player will load (with a speaker image on a black background) and the ability to click on the speed control to slow down or increase the speed for the audio
    This is the thumbnail for the audio file
    After you click on the thumbnail for the audio file, a new player will load with speed control
  8. For those of you with access to the server-side, back end, here is the view of 33479.mp4.
    KMC, server-side, back end, view of file 33479.mp4

Note: Captions and a downloadable transcript are added automatically to your videos when you upload them, but they will not display automatically to students unless they click on the The Closed Caption button is on the right-hand side of the video player button is in the right-hand side of the video player icon in the player. Captions may not appear immediately after the video has successfully uploaded and processed, as it can take up to 2 times the length of the video for the captions to appear.

Descriptive text (for example "music playing in the background," "birds chirping," etc) will not be added.

Kaltura Media Gallery, Kaltura Block, and Moderation Workflow

From the left side, Navigation, Media resources, Media gallery, this is the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG), sometimes referred to as the KMG.

Navigation => Media resources => Tab of Media gallery, this is the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG)


It is possible to add a Block that has a shortcut to the Kaltura Media Gallery. As an Instructor, you can ask Students to Upload media via this workflow. The Student media will be in the Moderation queue inside the KMG.

Block, Kaltura Media Gallery, another way to get to the Media gallery, aka Kaltura Media Gallery, aka KMG


Screenshots below are both Instructor and Student Workflows. The Student uploads the media and Clicks Go To Media Gallery. The message of "Your additional media will be presented once it is ready and approved. Refresh Now" will show upon successful upload. (If the Student clicks the Go To Media, Access Denied will show. However, the Student video will be in the Moderation queue inside the KMG, 7/22/2020)

The Instructor view is a Tab of Pending. By Checkbox, there is a Multiple select. The Workflow is Approve (green) or Reject (red), buttons.

Kaltura Moderation Workflow, showing the Student view, Faculty view, Multiple select, Approve, Reject buttons


If the Instructor clicks the Reject button, no notice, Email, is sent to the Student. As of 7/22/2020, the only indication of Reject will be that if the Student clicks the Refresh Now (shown above), or looks for their video in the KMG, their video will not be there. The Reject results in the Student video being deleted from the Channel, from the KMG. The Student can go to the KMM and Delete the videos that has the Reject status.

Remove media from the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG)

  • Videos an Instructor, TA(Admin) have uploaded, by any ingestion method, will be in the KMG by default. If the Emdedded Checkbox is Unchecked, the Automated Speech Recoginition (ASR) across multiple videos will not function. ASR search then will only be for each individual video, not across multiple videos.
    Kaltura Media Gallery, KMG, Checkbox, Checked, Display embedded media in this Media Gallery, Default is Checkbox is Checked
    • If a Video is Hidden InContext, such as Week 7, it will also be in the KMG and will also need to be removed from the KMG, called, Remove from the channel. So, this is a two-step process. Hide and Remove from channel being the two steps.
      Kaltura, Video showing InContext of Week 7 and Hidden
    • The Removal process, workflow, is the same as the Faculty, Removal of a Student video, Remove from channel.

Delete media from the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG)

  • Videos a Student uploaded to the Kaltura Media Gallery can be deleted by the Student from the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG).
  • Instructors, TA(Admins), as Owner of the Video, can delete.
  • There are multiple methods to delete. Delete instructions

Access My Media (KMM)

Option 1 (faculty and students): Find My Media through Media resources > My Media tab

Left side, below the Show all, Media resources, My Media tab

Option 2 (faculty): Find My Media through Admin panel > Additional > My Media

The My sites is not available from inside the KMM. You can hit the Browser, Back button a few times. Or, Left Click Subject area, or Top right, Drop-down arrow, My Sites, screen showing both

You can hit the Browser, Back button a few times. Or, Left Click Subject area, or Top right,  Drop-down arrow, My Sites

 

Option 3 (faculty and students): When logged into CCLE (if not logged in you will get the login prompt), you can go directly to the Kaltura My Media (KMM). This will allow you to Edit the media in the KMM before Publishing to the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG). https://ccle.ucla.edu/local/mymedia/mymedia.php In a similar manner, kaf.ccle.ucla.edu will also work.

Kaltura My Media, Icons of Analytics, Edit, Delete

Direct URL to Kaltura Media Gallery, In Context

If a media exists only in the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG) and you want that media to appear In Context, in say Week 2, follow these steps

  1. Go to the Kaltura Media Gallery, Right-click the media, Copy link address
    Kaltura Media Gallery, Right-click, Copy link address
  2. Go to the Week you want, in this example Week 2, this will set the Context to Week 2
    Week 2 selected to set the Context
  3. Follow the instructions for Add a URL

What are my embed options and transcoded flavors?

For a video, when you click on the </> Save and Embed or the </> Embed buttons, you have the option of Small, Medium, and Large for embedded video size.

There are 3 player sizes: large, medium, and small


The embedded video sizes are:

  1. Large = 608x402
  2. Medium = 400x285
  3. Small = 304x231


When uploading videos, try to upload the source material at 1080p (but no more), so that the highest resolution stream is actually usable.

Transcoding occurs once you have successfully uploaded your video. You might notice an animated image with the message "Media is being processed," this process can take minutes or hours depending on the length and file size of your video. Multiple flavors from your video are produced and can then be played in a player on a computer or mobile device depending on the settings, methods, or bandwidth used by the device playing the video. The transcoded flavor profiles are:

Basic/Small - WEB/MBL (H264/400) Optimized mp4 - modern devices - lowres
SD/Small - WEB/MBL (H264/900) Optimized mp4 - modern devices - standard
HD/720 - WEB (H264/2500) Optimized mp4 - modern devices - 720p
HD/1080 - WEB (H264/4000) Optimized mp4 - modern devices - 1080p

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Add a video in the Atto HTML editor

Videos can be added anywhere the Atto HTML editor shows up by clicking on the Insert an audio/video file icon in the bar.

Notes:

  • This method is the one ingestion method that does not automatically set Kaltura Co-Editor and Co-Publisher.
  • All media uploaded by this method will be in the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG). The KMG is also accessible for Faculty via the Admin panel.
    • All media in the KMG is viewable by everyone in the course. This applies to Activities like Quiz or Forum. If you are using a Forum that everyone in the course should be able to read, view, then this is fine.
    • If you want a Forum restricted so that members of Group 1 cannot see media postings uploaded by members of Group 2, this will not work. Group 1 will be able to see media postings of Group 2 and Group 2 will be able to see media posting of Group 1.
    • The only tool that has media restricted to the Student and the Faculty is the Kaltura Media Assignment (KMA).
  1. Click on the Insert an audio/video file icon in the editor bar, screen shot below, icon looks like a Starburst or Splat
    Insert an audio/video file icon, looks like a Starburst or Splat
  2. A new window will load. Select + Add New in the upper-right
    The Add New button is in the upper right hand corner of the window
  3. Select Media Upload
    The Media Upload is one of the options that appears after you click on the Add New button
  4. Click on + Choose a file to upload button
    The Choose a file to upload button is in the center of the window
  5. Navigate to the media file you want to upload and select it, Click on Open:
    Select a file from your computer and Click on Open
  6. Name: (Required), describe, and tag your media (note: adding tags such as instructor, dept, course, quarter etc. to help search/filter your media)
    1. If you need to Rename a media, it is easy
    Enter a name and additional information for the file
  7. After media is uploaded, click on the </> Save and Embed, a button, top right
    </> Save and Embed, a button, top right
    1. If the media is already in the Kaltura My Media (KMM), you will then use the </> Embed, a button, top right
      </> Embed, a button, top right
  8. The window should close. You will be returned to the Atto HTML editor. You need to Save changes, Button, at the bottom of the page
    Atto HTML Editor showing embed of .mp3 file

 

Save changes, Button, at the bottom of the page

Embed a YouTube video

You can now embed a YouTube video into the Video Resource module and review Analytics in the Media gallery (see instructions below on how to view Analytics for your video). Note: October 2020, does not include Closed Captions, CC, see screenshots at the bottom of these instructions.

  1. Click on the Turn Editing On button
    1. TIP If you are already in the Media gallery, then go to Step 7 + Add Media and the workflow is slightly different
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the section where you wish to put the YouTube video
  3. Click on the Add an activity or resource button
  4. Select Video Resource and click Add
    In the Add an activity or resource window, select Video Resource
  5. Enter the Name of the video and provide a Description (optional)
  6. Make sure the Video heading is expanded and click on Add Media button, a new window will load
    Video heading, Add media, a button
  7. Look for and Click the + Add Media, a button
    + Add Media button
  8. If you came in from the Media gallery, Select ADD NEW in the upper-right
    ADD NEW, a drop down
  9. Select YouTube from the ADD NEW drop down menu
    ADD NEW, drop down, showing YouTube
  10. YouTube URL, Paste in the YouTube URL, Click the Preview button, the video should display to verify
    Paste in the YouTube URL, Click Preview to verify
  11. Scroll down and Click the Save button
    Scroll down and Click the Save button
  12. Media successfully published, message, Click the Go To Media Gallery
    Media successfully published, message, Click Go To Media Gallery
  13. Check the Kaltura Media Gallery, aka KMG, that the YouTube video is present
    Check the Kaltura Media Gallery, aka KMG, that the YouTube video is present

Closed Captions

  1. Closed Captions, icon, CC will appear, once clicked, the No Subtitles will display.
    Closed Captions, icon, CC will appear, once clicked, the No Subtitles will display
    1. To see the Closed Captions, CC, Start to play the video, bottom right, look for YouTube, click it to go directly to YouTube.
      To see the Closed Captions, CC, Start to play the video, bottom right, look for YouTube, click it to go directly to YouTube

To view Analytics for your video

  1. Go to the Admin panel
  2. Under the Additional section, click on the Media gallery link
    Admin panel => Additional settings => Media gallery
  3. Click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Media gallery page (when you hover over it, it will say Channel Actions
    There is an icon on the right-hand side just above the list of videos in your Media gallery, click on this icon
  4. Select Analytics

You can view most-watched media, how long a student engaged with the media, etc. It may take up to 24 hours for data to appear in the analytics, so expect to be viewing previous (yesterday's) data and not real-time. If you are not seeing analytics for your students, but they have been viewing your media, please advise students to disable adblockers on their browsers when viewing your media.

To edit captions for your video

Captions and a downloadable transcript are added automatically to your videos when you upload them, but they will not display automatically to students unless they click on the The Closed Caption button is on the right-hand side of the video player icon in the player. Captions may not appear immediately after the video has successfully uploaded and processed, as it can take up to 2 times the length of the video for the captions to appear.

The Closed Caption button is on the right-hand side of the video player and the View Transcript button is just below that
  1. Go to the Admin_panel Admin panel Additional
  2. Click on the Media gallery link Admin panel => Additional settings => Media gallery
  3. In the list of videos, locate the video you wish to edit captions for
    Select the video you want to add captions to
  4. Click on the 3 dots in the bottom right-hand corner of the video
    Hover over the bottom left of the video until the 3 circles appear
  5. A set of icons will appear to the left now, click on the pencil icon
    Clicking on the 3 circles will cause the pencil icon to appear
  6. Click the Captions tab just below the video
    The Caption tab is just below the video editor
  7. Click Edit Captions
    The Edit Captions button will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the Captions tab
  8. Click anywhere next to the text to edit the captions
    Drop your mouse cursor anywhere in the text area to edit the text
  9. Click SAVE to save your changes, once you are done editing, click Yes to send your changes to the video on your site
    The Save button is just above the video player to the right

To edit video, including timeline changes

Kaltura has a built-in editor which you can use from your CCLE site that allows you to edit: trim, clip, chop, and splice portions of the video. Please see the Editing Video instructions. Screen shot, look for Launch Editor button. Screen shot of the Video Editor.

Kaltura, Launch Editor

 

Kaltura Editor as of early October 2020

 

Alternative video editing tools

You can also use alternative video editing tools if you want to edit video on a Mac or editing video on a Windows machineFor Windows 10, the Xbox Game Bar is also free a choice. And, the Xbox Game Bar uses the Win+G as a keyboard shortcut.

Alternative way to upload a video

If the drag and drop method is causing an issue for you, please try using the Video Resource in Add an activity or resource

  1. Click on the Turn Editing On button
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the section where you wish to put the assignment
  3. Click on the Add an activity or resource button
  4. Click Video Resource
    In the Add an activity or resource window, select Video Resource
  5. Enter the Name of the video and provide a Description (optional)
  6. Make sure the Video heading is expanded and click on Add media button
  7. Select + Add New in the upper-right
    The Add New button is in the upper right-hand corner of the window
  8. Select Media Upload
    The Media Upload is one of the options that appears after you click on the Add New button
  9. Click on + Choose a file to upload button
    The Choose a file to upload button is in the center of the window
  10. Navigate to the media file you want to upload and select it:
    Select a file from your computer
  11. Name, describe and tag your media (note: adding tags such as instructor, dept, course, quarter, etc. to help search/filter your media)
    Enter a name and additional information for the file
  12. After media is uploaded, click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner
    The gear icon is in the upper right, but to the left of the Save and Embed button, click on the gear icon if you need to change the size of the video player
  13. Click on the drop-down next to Max Embed Size and select the size of the video player
    There are 3 player sizes: large, medium and small
  14. Click on the Embed button
  15. After confirming resource settings, click on Save and Return to Course

Note: Captions and a downloadable transcript are added automatically to your videos when you upload them, but they will not display automatically to students unless they click on the The Closed Caption button is on the right-hand side of the video player button is in the right-hand side of the video player icon in the player.

Descriptive text (for example "music playing in the background," "birds chirping," etc) will not be added.

Rename a video

After the video, media, is in the Kaltura Media Gallery (KMG), as the Owner, you can rename and this can make your media easier to find.

  1. Click on the 3 dots in the bottom right-hand corner of the video, see screenshot:
    Kaltura Media Gallery, Entry, Right side, Three dots, Click on the Three dots
  2. Move from right to left, to the Pencil icon, this is a swim lane, so stay in the lane, see screenshot:
    Kaltura Media Gallery, Entry, Move from the Right to the Left, to the Pencil icon
  3. Name: (Required), As the owner, you can Edit the Name, see screenshot:
    Kaltura Media Gallery, Name (Required), as the owner, you can Edit, change, the Name
  4. Edit, Change, the Name to something descriptive, easy to find, easy to understand, see screenshot:
    Kaltura Media Gallery, Name (Required), Changed
  5. You must click the Save, Button
    You must click the Save, button
  6. After you Save, Click, Go To Media Gallery, to verify your changes and check the Sort order in the Kaltura Media Gallery
  7. The Kaltura Media Gallery has several views, see screenshot, showing Grid view, View change tool, Collapsed view
    Kaltura Media Gallery, showing Grid view, View change tool, Collapsed view

Download source video (KMS)

As the Owner of a media, you can download the source. (Co-Editor and Co-Publisher cannot download via the KMS.)

  1. Go to UCLA Mediaspace (KMS) (https://ucla.mediaspace.kaltura.com/), aka KMS, and use your UCLA Logon ID, Password, Duo
  2. Click My Media
    Click My Media
  3. Locate the media you want to download and Click on the Pencil icon, Edit
    Locate the media you want to download, you must Click on the Pencil icon, Edit
  4. Select the Tab of Downloads, Check the Checkbox of Original Source File, Click Save, Button, see screen shot:
    Tab of Downloads, Check the Checkbox or Original Source file, Click Save, a Button
  5. Save, Message, The information was saved successfully, Click on Go To Media
    Save, Message, The information was saved successfully, Click on Go To Media
  6. Click on the Download, a Button
    Click on the Download, a Button
  7. Actions, Click on the Icon of Down arrow and Drive
    Click on the Icon of Down arrow and Drive
  8. Dialog to Save the media locally, be sure you select a specific location so you can find the file after the download, Click Save, a Button
    Dialog to Save the media locally, Click Save, a Button
  9. Browser Download
    Browser Download
  10. Downloaded file showing locally
    Downloaded file showing locally

Upload source video (KMS)

As the Owner of a media you can upload the source to the Kaltura Media Space (KMS).

  1. Go to UCLA Mediaspace (KMS) (https://ucla.mediaspace.kaltura.com/), aka KMS, and use your UCLA Logon ID, Password, Duo
  2. Click My Media
    Click My Media
  3. Top of the window, + ADD MEDIA
    Top of the window, + ADD MEDIA
  4. ADD MEDIA, Menu, Media Upload, Webcam Recording, YouTube, Video Quiz
    ADD MEDIA, Menu, Media Upload, Webcam Recording, YouTube, Video Quiz
  5. Upload Media via Drag and Drop or Choose a file to upload
    Upload Media by either Drag and Drop or Choose a file to upload
  6. Upload Media, Upload Completed, message
    Upload Media, Upload Completed, message
  7. Upload Media, Publishing Status, Default is Private
    Publishing Status, Default is Private
    1. Publishing Status can be set to Unlisted - Media page will be visible to anyone with a link to the page.
      Publishing Status, Unlisted, Media page will be visible to anyone with a link to the page
  8. Save, button, will show a Save success message, then either Go To Media or Go To My Media
    Save, button, will show a Save success message, then either Go To Media or Go To My Media
  9. Using Collaboration, composite screenshots below, Media Collaborators can be added using the + Add Collaborator button, find the Collaborator (must have logged in once to the KMS, see Step 1 above, 11/16/2020), Select permissions, Co-Editor, Co-Publisher, Co-Viewer, be sure to click the Add button. VIEW ALL PERMISSION screen will show the summary of Collaborators and Permissions, and (last column) Edit, Delete
Collaboration screens, + Add Collaborator button, Select permissions, Co-Editor, Co-Publisher, Co-Viewer, Add button, VIEW ALL PERMISSIONS view of Member, User ID, Permission, Edit, Delete

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