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Kaltura is a cloud-based web service which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats. Faculty, staff, and students may upload media content to Kaltura which automatically converts and optimizes your media for hassle-free distribution on the web. Once uploaded, Kaltura will provide links and embed code that you can use to share your media with others. This service is offered to the KSU community at no cost.

 


Who can upload content to Kaltura?

The use of this system for adding content is limited to Kent State University: faculty, staff, and active students with academic or teaching appointments. Emeritus Faculty also has the ability to add and share content in Kaltura. Once you upload your media to Kaltura, you may distribute links to your media to anyone in the world for viewing.

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What types of files can I upload to Kaltura?

Kaltura supports a wide array of common audio and video formats. Below is a list of file types that you may upload:

Type Video Audio
3GP X X
AAC X
AIFF X
AMR X
ASF X X
AVI X X
F4V X X
FLV X X
M1V X
M2V X
M4V X
MKV X
MOV X X
MP3 X
MP4 X X
MPG X
MPEG X
MVB X
MXF X
OGG X X
QT X X
RA X
RM X X
RV X
TS X
VOB X
WAV X
WEBM X X
WM X X
WMA X
WMV X
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Can I upload or record a video using my mobile device?

Yes, you can upload and record media from your mobile device.

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What is the maximum file size I can upload for a single file and total uploads?

Kaltura does not impose a limit on the upload size, however, the maximum file size that your browser will allow you to upload is 2 Gigabytes. Keep in mind that larger uploads will take more time and consume more of your computers memory during the uploading process.

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What file type and quality settings do you recommend?

Kaltura converts your video into multiple MP4 and FLV files–each with different dimensions and quality settings. This allows Kaltura to dynamically deliver the best version of the file based on your viewer's bandwidth and device. The highest quality video that Kaltura creates has a bit rate of 2628 kbps and is 720 pixels tall. As long as your file is at least of that quality, then you will get the most that Kaltura has to offer. Uploading files of greater quality than this will not produce a better from Kaltura and will only lengthen the time you have to wait for uploading and transcoding. The recommended file type and quality will be listed at the bottom of the upload page.

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What does the error "User does not exist" mean?

If you see an error message that the user does not exist, it could mean one of two things. (1) If the person has never logged into Kaltura, you will receive this message. The person must login to Kaltura at least once, in order for them to have an account in Kaltura. If you add the person to a channel through the Bulk Add Members tool it will automatically add their account to Kaltura, if it is a valid FlashLine user name. (2) If you receive the message in the Bulk Add Members tool, it is not a valid FlashLine user name account.

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Can someone else upload media for me?

You will have two options if someone is uploading media on your behalf. The channels feature in Kaltura makes it possible for multiple users to share access to a media item on Kaltura. Keep in mind, however, that the person who uploads the media remains its owner. If the owner leaves KSU (e.g. a graduating TA), his or her media will eventually be removed.

The second option is to have someone else upload the media and then change the owner. In this case the media is transferred to a different owner, as only one FlashLine user name can have ownership of an item. Your collaborators can share media to you. If you are sharing media with another person, they will need to add you as a collaborator. For more information see How to change media ownership?

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What is Collaboration

The collaboration tool in MediaSpace allows for joint editing or publishing abilities. You can give others the ability to edit your media items and/or the ability to publish your media.

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What is CaptureSpace?

CaptureSpace is a personal capture tool which runs natively on both PC and Mac. The tool allows you to capture PowerPoint presentations, make screen recordings, webcam recordings, or just voice recordings.

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What is clipping?

Clipping allows you to create clips from existing media. You can create shorter clips from your own media or you can allow others to create a clip from your media. If you allow others to clip your media, it would also allow them to create a copy by making a clip of the full media item.

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What is trimming?

Trimming a video allow you to remove the beginning and/or end of the video, to remove any unneeded parts of the media content.

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Where is the screen recorder?

The legacy screen recorder was based on Java which is losing support in many popular browsers including Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Please use the new CaptureSpace recorder instead of the old screen recorder for screen recording.

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Once I upload my files to Kaltura can I delete the originals off my computer?

No! Always keep your original files. Kaltura optimizes and transcodes your files to a web-friendly format and the originals are discarded. If you should ever need to publish your media to somewhere else, your original source files are the highest quality versions. Also, Kaltura is intended for distribution and not archiving–we don't keep backups of your files and cannot guarantee that they can be recovered if they are ever lost.

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I deleted some media from Kaltura, is there any way to bring it back?

No, when you delete something on Kaltura it's gone forever. We do not possess any means of recovering deleted files, so please be sure to keep your original files and only delete those items that you are sure that you no longer need.

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Do I need to publish my media and which publishing location should I choose?

Publishing your media allows others to access your media items. The location that you choose to publish will determine who will be able to view the media and how they will access it. There are two types of places where you can publish your media–channels and galleries. A Channel is a collection of media items for a subset of users (or all authenticated users). A Gallery, the other hand, is a collection of content that is more much more broadly permissioned (either all authenticated users, or everyone) and is organized into predefined subcategories rather than user definable groupings. The table below illustrates what level of access will be given for each publishing point.

Access Level Not Published Published in Private Channel Published in Restricted Channel Published in Public Channel Published in KSU Media Published in Unlisted Published in Public Media
Can embed item in external site X X X X X X X
Authenticated users can follow direct link to item - X* X X X X X
Authenticated users can browse for item - X* X X X - X
Can embed in playlist - - - X - X X
Unauthenticated users can follow direct link - - - X - X X
Unauthenticated users can browse for item - - - X - - X

*In addition to being authenticated, the user must be authorized to view the channel

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What if I publish my media to more than one publishing point?

When publishing to more than one place, the permissions for your media item are determined by the least restrictive publishing point. For example, if you published to a Private Channel and the gallery "Unlisted," then an unauthenticated user who obtains a direct link to your item will be able to access it even though this would not be true if it was published to the private channel alone.

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Why can't I publish to galleries?

Media published to galleries will be available to either the entire world or everyone at KSU–depending on the gallery chosen. Because of these broad permissions, the option to publish to a gallery are restricted to Faculty/Staff. In addition to making content accessible through the Public gallery or the KSU gallery, Faculty/Staff can also publish to the "KSU Unlisted" gallery. This will place the media in a gallery that is not publicly accessible, but it will still allow the content to be shared using links. Media can be published to “KSU Unlisted” and another gallery, however, the more public gallery settings will override the privacy settings the settings of "KSU Unlisted."

With the upgrade to Kaltura, Kaltura has added an Unlisted option. The Unlisted options, does not publish the media to a publicly accessible gallery, however, it allows you to share media, using the links provided. Media content appearing in Unlisted cannot be published to a gallery. Additionally, students also have the ability to publish to Unlisted.

Users with Student access can publish to channels to share their content with others. If you have a Student account and need to publish to a Gallery, we suggest using a Departmental FlashLine user name.

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Where is the Accessible (508) Player?

All Kaltura players are now accessible (508) players. You will no longer need to choose a specific option for an accessible player.

What is the difference between the player skins used for the embed code?

From a functionally perspective there are only two different Kaltura players (though each is offered in black and light greay). The standard player includes standard video controls, captioning, volume control, and a full-screen mode. The other type of player builds on the standard player by adding a downloading option. The downloading option allows viewers to conveniently download a local copy of your media for offline viewing.

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What are the keyboard controls?

They keyboard controls used by the KSU Media Space players can be found below. These also work for embedded player.

  • Short Seek Forward -
  • Short Seek Backward -
  • Long Seek Forward - ctrl +
  • Long Seek Backward - ctrl +
  • Seek to 10% - 1
  • Seek to 20% - 2
  • Seek to 30% - 3
  • Seek to 40% - 4
  • Seek to 50% - 5
  • Seek to 60% - 6
  • Seek to 70% - 7
  • Seek to 80% - 8
  • Seek to 90% - 9
  • Volume Up -
  • Volume Down -
  • Play/Pause - space
  • Open Full Screen - F
  • Close Full Screen - esc
  • Go to beginning - home
  • Go to end - end
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What browsers can I use with Kaltura?

Kaltura has been extensively tested in the browsers listed below and is known to work properly. While we expect that Kaltura should work in most modern browsers, we cannot guarantee the quality of your experience if you elect to use a non-listed browser.

PlatForm Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari
Windows 9+ 21+ Yes Yes
Mac - 21+ Yes Yes
iOS - - - Yes*
Android - - Yes* -
Linux - 21+ Yes -
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The media player seems to be Flash based; will my audience be able to view my media on their non-Flash-enabled devices?

Absolutely! Kaltura uses a Flash player for those users who have Flash installed, but will automatically switch to an HTML5 player if Flash is not available. As browser support for HTML5 improves, we expect that the HTML5 player will become the default.

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Why isn't the view count for my media items increasing?

The view count is only updated once every 24 hours, so you won't see changes immediately.

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What is the difference between a playlist and a channel?

A playlist is simply a personal collection of media items; that is, you are the only one who can add and remove items from the playlist. A channel on the other hand, allows you to authorize other users to publish content to the channel. Additionally, channels support the ability for authorized users to browse your media within Kaltura, while playlists must be embedded in an external site to allow access to others.

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What are channel subscriptions?

Users are able to subscribe to channels for ease of access. If you subscribe to a channel, it will be listed on the 'My Channels' page. There will be a link to 'View Channels I Manage', where you can select a drop down list and switch to 'View Channels I am subscribed to.'

Note: If this is one of your channels, you will not be able to view a list of those who have subscribed. Additionally, as a subscriber, you will not receive notifications when new media is added to the channel.

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What do I do if I find a video to be offensive?

If you see a video hosted on Kaltura with content that is offensive or otherwise violates University Policy , please call the Help Desk and they will investigate (330-672-HELP).

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How do I login to Kaltura?

You will need the following information to successfully login to your Kent State Kaltura Account:

  • Your Kent State FlashLine user name
  • The password for your Kent State FlashLine account
  • The Kent State Kaltura  URL: video.kent.edu

To login to Kaltura:

  1. Open the Kent State Kaltura URL in your favorite web browser.
  2. Click on either the 'My Media' tab or the 'login' link in the upper right corner of Kaltura.
  3. Kaltura uses Single Sign-On, so at this point if you are already logged in you'll be taken straight to the 'My Media' tab, if not, you'll be taken to a login page.
  4. At the login page, enter your Kent State FlashLine user name  and Password and click 'login.'
  5. After logging into Kaltura, the page will appear the same. However, you will now be able to successfully access your content under 'My Media' and other various areas that require a Kent State login.
    • Don't forget to logout (using the link in the upper right corner) when you're finished using Kaltura.
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How do I search for media on Kaltura?

Searches in Kaltura are based on the tags that were added to the media items as part of their details. To search your own private media, go to the 'My Media' tab and use the 'Search My Media' box at the top of the page to perform your search.

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How do I upload a media file to Kaltura?

  1. In the upper right corner of the page, select the 'Add New' drop-down list, and choose 'Media Upload,' to open the media uploader.
  2. Click the '+ Choose a file to upload' button to search your computer for the media file that you would like to upload; select the file; and click the 'Open' button to begin uploading the file.
  3. As the file uploads, you may begin adding the details to the file. The details include:
    • Name: this is the only required field. It will be prominently displayed above the media.
    • Description: this is displayed below your media and allows you to write additional supplementary information.
    • Tags: these are used when searching for your media within Kaltura. See Tagging Tips and Uses for more information.
  4. When you are finished editing the details, click 'Save.' You may continue uploading more files by clicking the '+ Choose another file' button and repeating steps 2–3 above.
    • Please note that at this point you may not be able to view your media and you may see the message: 'This media is still being converted. An e-mail notification will be sent.' This is completely normal. Your media will continue to process even if you navigate away from Kaltura and you will receive an email notification once processing is complete.
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How do I record a video from a webcam?

  1. In the upper right corner of the page, select the 'Add New' drop-down list, and choose 'Webcam Recording,' to open video recording widget.
  2. An Adobe Flash Player Settings dialog box may open requesting access to your camera. Click 'Allow' to let the recorder use your computer's camera for recording. You should then see your camera's video feed in the center of the recording widget.
  3. Use the 'Record' button overlaid on the video screen to begin recording your video.
  4. To stop recording, click anywhere on the video. When stopped you will be able to play back your video or re-record it with the Play and Record buttons.
  5. When you are finished recording, click the 'Save' button to upload your recording and begin adding details to your video.
  6. Enter the details for your recording. The details include:
    • Name: this is the only required field. It will be prominently displayed above the video.
    • Description: this is displayed below your video and allows you to write additional supplementary information.
    • Tags: these are used when searching for your video within Kaltura. See Tagging Tips and Uses for more information.
  7. When you are finished editing the details, click 'Save.' Your video will then be added to your My Media tab.
    • Please note that at this point you may not be able to play your video and you may see the message: 'This media is still being converted. An e-mail notification will be sent.' This is completely normal. Your video will continue to process even if you navigate away from Kaltura and you will receive an email notification once processing is complete.
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How do I add Media using CaptureSpace?

  1. In the upper right corner of the page, select the 'Add New' drop-down list and choose 'CaptureSpace Recording.'
  2. Choose to download and install for Windows or Mac as needed.
  3. After installing CaptureSpace, when you select it from the 'Add New' list it will open.
  4. Choose the presentation option from:
    • Presentations & Lectures
    • Screen
    • Screen & Webcam
    • Webcam
    • Voice
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How do I edit the details of existing media?

  1. Navigate to the 'My Media' tab. Your media will appear in a list view. To the right of the media item, select the 'Edit' button.
  2. Edit the details for your media item. The details include:
    • Name: this is the only required field. It will be prominently displayed above the media.
    • Description: this is displayed below your media and allows you to write additional supplementary information.
    • Tags: these are used when searching for your media within Kaltura. See Tagging Tips and Uses for more information.
  3. Click 'Save' to save your changes.
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How to view media analytics?

  1. From the 'My Media' tab, find and open the media item of your choice.
  2. After the media loads, select the 'Actions' drop down menu.
  3. Choose 'Analytics.'
  4. Use the following information to interpret the analytics.
    • You can use the drop-down menu in the top left corner of the page, to select the appropriate date range.
    • Visit: The number of times the media item was loaded on a page within a set date range.
    • Plays: The number of times the media item actually began playing within a set date range.
    • View Drop Off: The average duration (expressed as a percent) that users have reached within video before leaving.
    • Avg View Time: The average time spent viewing the media.
    • Comments: Provides the number of comments on this media item.
    • Top engaged users: List of the top users who played the media items.
    • Top plays in channels: List of the top channels in which the media item was played.
    • Top plays in playlists: List of the top playlists in which the media item was played.
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How do I add captions to a video?

  1. Navigate to the 'My Media' tab. Your media will appear in a list view. To the right of the media item, select the 'Edit' button.
  2. On the 'Captions' tab of the edit media page and use the 'Upload File' button to open the caption file upload dialog.
  3. When attaching your file, you will be asked to select the language and provide a label. We recommend that your label be the translated language name (e.g. a good label for Spanish would be "Espanol") because the label is what will appear in the caption drop-down.
  4. Note: Captions are not available on audio files.
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How do I turn on/off comments for a media item?

  1. Navigate to the 'My Media' tab. Your media will appear in a list view. To the right of the media item, select the 'Edit' button.
  2. Click on the 'Options' tab of the edit media page and use the 'Disable comments for this media' checkbox to activate/deactivate comments.
    • Note: You can check the 'Close discussion' checkbox and leave the Disable Comments option unchecked to keep old comments visible while preventing new comments from being posted.
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How do I delete media from Kaltura?

  1. Navigate to the 'My Media' tab. Your media will appear in a list view. To the right of the media item, select the 'Delete' button.
  2. You will be prompted to confirm that you would like to delete the media.
  3. Click 'Yes' to delete.
    • Please note that after something is deleted it cannot be restored under any circumstances.
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How do I get the link/embed code for my media?

  1. From the 'My Media' tab, find and open the media item you would like to get the link/embed code for from the gallery.
  2. After the media loads at the bottom of the page, click the 'Share' button located underneath the media item.
  3. After selecting the 'Share' button, you will have a number of options:
    • If you would like to get a link, you can simply copy either the 'Link to Media Page.' Please note that you'll need to have published your item to share via the link.
    • To generate embed code, click the 'Embed' button and then select the player skin and player size from the list of options at the bottom of the sharing tab. Finally you can copy the 'Embed Code' and paste it into your own site or LMS.
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Tagging Tips and Uses

When you search for your media on Kaltura, the results you get are based on the tags that you input for each of your media items. When you have fewer media in your account, searching may not be a priority. However, as you add more media to your account, the searching tool will become more useful. Here are some tips for tagging your media on Kaltura:

  • You can have as many tags as you want, so don't be afraid to go tag crazy.
  • For each media item, you will want to have some general tags along with some that are very specific so that it is easy to find a particular item later on.
  • If the media item is for a course, make the course code (e.g. 'ENG10001') one of the tags so that you can easily find all the media in your course with a single search.
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How do I add collaborators?

Using the collaboration tool, you can manage other users co-editing and co-publishing permissions over your media.

Co-Editor
Co-editors have the permission to edit the metadata associated with your media. Co-editors have all the same metadata options as owners except the 'Collaboration' tool.
Co-Publisher
Co-publishers have the permission to publish the media anywhere that the co-publishing user has the rights to publish.

Note: Neither permission will the give that user the ability to get the embed code. Only the owner may get the embed code.

  • To add a co-editor or co-publisher:
    • Navigate to your 'My Media' page. You will see your media arranged in a list. On the right side of the page, each entry will have an 'Edit' button. Select this to edit the media.
      You will also find an edit button on any page where you can view media that you own. It will be below the video on the right, in the 'Actions' drop-down menu.
    • Select the 'Collaboration' tab.
    • In the "Media Co-Editors and Co-Publishers Section" section, click the '+ Add Collaborator' button.
    • Enter the FlashLine user name of the user to whom you wish to give permission on your media and select the permission you would like to give them.
    • Click 'Add' to save the permissions for this user.
  • To edit permissions of an existing co-editor or co-publisher:
    • Navigate to your 'My Media' page. You will see your media arranged in a list. On the right side of the page, each entry will have an 'Edit' button. Select this to edit the media.
      You will also find an edit button on any page where you can view media that you own. It will be below the video on the right, in the 'Actions' drop-down menu.
    • Select the 'Collaboration' tab.
    • In the "Media Co-Editors and Co-Publishers Section" section, find the user you which to edit in the permissions table.
    • Click the Edit (pencil) icon in the right column of that user's row.
    • Change their permission as desired, and click 'Update' to save any changes to that user's permissions.
  • To delete a co-editor or co-publisher:
    • Navigate to your 'My Media' page. You will see your media arranged in a list. On the right side of the page, each entry will have an 'Edit' button. Select this to edit the media.
      You will also find an edit button on any page where you can view media that you own. It will be below the video on the right, in the 'Actions' drop-down menu.
    • Select the 'Collaboration' tab.
    • In the "Media Co-Editors and Co-Publishers Section" section, find the user you which to edit in the permissions table.
    • Enter the FlashLine user name of the user to whom you wish to give permission on your media and select the permission you would like to give them.
    • Click the Delete (X) icon in the right column of that user's row.
    • Confirm removing the user's permissions by clicking the 'Delete' button.
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How do I change media ownership?

  1. On the 'My Media' tab, find the media item and select the 'Edit' button.
  2. Beneath the media, select 'Change Owner.'
  3. Fill out the following settings:
    • Enter the FlashLine user name  of the new owner in the space provided.
    • You can include a message by place a check in the box for ‘Send Email Notification’. A box is provided to compose your message.
  4. Select the 'Change Owner' button.
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How do I allow for co-editing or co-publishing?

  1. On the 'My Media' tab, find the media item and select the 'Edit' button.
  2. >Beneath the media, select the Collaboration tab.
  3. Enter the FlashLine user name of the person you are adding as a collaborator.
    • If you would like the individual to have editing rights check the 'Co-Editor' box and choose 'Add.'
    • If you would like the individual to have publishing rights check the 'Co-Publisher' box and choose 'Add.'
    • If you would like the individual to have both editing and publishing rights, select both boxes and choose 'Add.'
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How do I allow clipping?

  1. On the 'My Media' tab, find the media item and select the media item directly.
  2. Click the 'Edit' button next to the media item.
  3. Go to the 'Options' tab.
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How do I create a clip?

  1. On the 'My Media' tab, find the media item and select the media item directly.
  2. Beneath the media, choose 'Actions' and select 'Create a clip.'
  3. Enter the Start Time for where you want to begin your clip and an End Time for where you would like to end the clip.
    • After setting the start and end times, you can use the Preview button to see a sample of the clip.
  4. Then fill out the following details:
    • Name: this is the only required field. It will be prominently displayed above the media.
    • Description: this is displayed below your media and allows you to write additional supplementary information.
    • Tags: these are used when searching for your media within MediaSpace. See Tagging Tips and Uses for more information.
  5. Select 'Create Clip.'
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How do I trim a video?

  1. On the 'My Media' tab, find the media item and select the media item directly.
  2. Click the 'Edit' button next to the media item.
  3. Go to the 'Trim Video' tab.
  4. Enter the Start Time for where you want to begin your video and an End Time for where you would like to end the video.
  5. Select 'Trim Video.'
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How do I create a new playlist?

You can create custom playlists to organize and share your media within Kaltura. To create a playlist:

  1. On the 'My Media' tab, find the first media item that you would like to be in your playlist and select it, by placing a check in the box provided.
  2. Click the 'Actions' drop-down menu, in the upper right corner of the page, and select 'Add to Playlist.'
  3. Type the name of your new playlist in the 'Add New Playlist' box.
  4. Click the 'Add' button to create the playlist and add your first media item to it.
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How do I add media to an existing playlist?

Any media in Kaltura can be added to a playlist. To add an item to an existing playlist:

  1. On the 'My Media' tab, find the first media item that you would like to be in your playlist and select it, by placing a check in the box provided.
  2. Click the 'Actions' drop-down menu, in the upper right corner of the page, and select 'Add to Playlist.'
  3. Check the checkbox next to the playlist to which you would like to add the media.
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How do I remove media from a playlist?

You can remove media from a playlist in two different places on Kaltura. From both the 'My Playlists' page and from the 'Add to Playlists' tab underneath a media item on the 'My Media' tab.

From the 'My Playlists' page:

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select 'My Playlists.'
  2. Select the playlist that you wish to edit.
  3. The media from this playlist will appear in a list. In the upper right corner of each media item, you can click the 'X' to remove the media from the playlist.
  4. You will then be asked to confirm if you would like to remove the media item from the playlist.
  5. Click 'Delete' to finish removing the media item.
  6. Select the 'Save Changes' button.

From the 'My Media' tab:

  1. Find the media item that you would like to remove from your playlist and select it.
  2. Select the 'Actions' button in the upper right corner of the 'My Media' page. On the 'My Media' tab, find and open the media item you would like to remove from a playlist, select the 'Action' drop-down menu located underneath the media item, and choose 'Add to playlist,'
  3. Uncheck the box next to the name of the playlist that you are removing the media item from.
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How do I reorder the media within a playlist?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select 'My Playlists' to go to the Playlists page.
  2. Select the playlist that you wish to edit.
  3. In the list of media below, click and drag the media item that you move and drop it into its new position.
  4. Click 'Save Changes' to save your changes.
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How do get the embed code for a playlist?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select ‘My Playlists’ to go to the Playlists page.
  2. Click the 'Embed' button to reveal the embed code options. You will receive a message, informing you that generating the embed code will make the media items public to the world. Click 'Ok' to confirm.
  3. Then choose the player skin and layout that you would like to use for your embedded player by checking its corresponding box.
  4. Copy the embed code from the 'Embed Code' box and paste it into your own site.
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How do I delete a playlist?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select ‘My Playlists’ to go to the Playlists page.
  2. Select the playlist that you wish to delete.
  3. Click the 'Delete Playlist' button at the top of the page.
  4. Click 'Delete' to finish removing the playlist. Please note that you cannot undo this action.
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How do I create a channel?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select ‘My Channels’ to go to the channels page.
  2. Click on the '+ Create Channel' button at the top of the page to begin creating your channel.
  3. When creating a channel, you will need to enter the following information:
    • Name: this is the only required field. It will be prominently displayed above the channel.
    • Description: this allows you to write additional supplementary information which is only displayed in the settings page.
    • Tags: these are used when searching for your channel within Kaltura. See Tagging Tips and Uses for more information.
    • Enable comments in channels: this setting allows you to control whether other users can leave comments on the channel.
    • Moderate content: enabling this setting will prevent new content from appearing in the channel until it is approved by a channel manager.
    • 'The channel mode:' there are multiple modes for how users will participate in the channel. In a Restricted channel, non-members can view content, but only specific users can contribute content. A Private channel is by invitation only and only members can view and contribute content. A Shared Repository is by invitation only. Members can publish content from this channel to any other channel according to their entitlements. A Public channel is where non-members can view content (including anonymous users) but users must be invited to participate.
  4. Finally, click 'Save.'

*Note that the creation of Restricted and Public channels is limited to Faculty/Staff.

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How do I edit the settings for a channel?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select 'My Channels' to go to the channels page.
  2. Find the channel that you'd like to edit and click on its 'Edit' link.
  3. On the 'Details' tab you will find all of the initial creation settings.
  4. Click 'Save.'
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How do I add members to a channel?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select ‘My Channels’ to go to the channels page.
  2. Find the channel to which you'd like to add members and click on its 'Edit' link.
  3. Click on the 'Members' tab in the channel's settings to see a list of current members of the channel. Note: if you need to change a user's permissions or remove a user from the channel, you can use the corresponding buttons next to each person's name in this list.
  4. Click the 'Add Member' button on the right side of the page to open the add member dialog.
  5. Enter the user name for the user you'd like to add to the channel; to do so, begin typing the user's name or Kent State email address in the 'Enter user name' field and use the autocomplete drop-down to select the user.
  6. Set the permissions that the user will have in the channel–there are four possible choices:
    • Member: View channel content only.
    • Contributor: View channel content and add media to the channel.
    • Moderator: View channel content, add media to the channel, and moderate the channel
    • Manager: View channel content, add media to the channel, moderate the channel, and manage the channel (delegate managerial rights to additional users).
  7. Click 'Add' to add the user to the channel with the specified permission.
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How do I publish media to a channel?

There are two methods of adding media to a channel on Kaltura–from the 'My Media' page and from the channel itself.

To publish media to a channel from the 'My Media' page:

  1. From the 'My Media' tab, select one or more items you would like to publish by clicking its corresponding checkbox.
  2. Under the 'Actions' drop-down menu, and select Publish.
  3. Click the 'Publish in Channel' tab.
  4. Select one or more channels that you would like to publish to. Please note that you will see all channels to which you have permission to publish in this list.
  5. Click the 'Save' button.

To add media to a channel from inside the channel:

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select 'My Channels' to go to the channels page.
  2. Find the channel to which you would like to contribute and click on it to open it.
  3. Click the '+ Add Media' button, on the right side of the page, to open a list of your media.
  4. Select one or more media items you would like to add by checking its corresponding checkbox. Please note that items which are already on the channel will appear here with their corresponding checkbox already selected.
  5. Click the '+ Publish' button.

Note that if the channel is moderated, you will not see your media until a moderator or manager has approved it.

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How do I approve media in a moderated channel?

If you are a manager or moderator in a moderated channel, then you'll need to approve media before it will be displayed in the channel. To do so:

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select 'My Channels' to go to the channels page.
  2. Find the channel that you need to moderate and click on its 'Pending' link.
  3. Check the box next to one or more media items you would like to approve or reject.
  4. Use the 'Approve' or 'Reject' buttons at the top of the list to complete the action.
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Where can I view channel analytics?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select ‘My Channels’ to go to the channels page.
  2. Click on the channel, where you want to view the analytics.
  3. Select the 'Actions' menu.
  4. Choose 'Analytics.'
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How do I delete a channel?

  1. Under your account name in the upper right corner, select 'My Channels' to go to the channels page.
  2. Find the channel that you'd like to delete and click on its 'Edit' link.
  3. In the upper right corner of the channel's settings, click on the 'Delete' button.
  4. Click 'Delete' to confirm. Please note that you cannot undo this action and that deleting a channel will not remove media from Kaltura.
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