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Kaltura: Upload & Publish Videos in Canvas

This document demonstrates how to upload and publish videos to Kaltura 'My Media' in Canvas.

Start by logging into Canvas, then open any course.

Upload Media

  1. Select the ‘My Media’ link in the left-hand course navigation.

    Kaltura 'My Media' link in Canvas course navigation menu

  2. On the ‘My Media’ page, select the ‘Add New’ button, then select one of the video source options from the submenu.

  3. Select ‘Media Upload’ to add a video file from your computer.

    Add New Button in Kaltura My Media page

  4. On the ‘Upload Media’ page, select the button labeled ‘Choose a file to upload.’

    BUtton labeled 'Choose a file to upload.'

    • Alternatively, click and drag the video file from your computer’s file library into the interactive zone on the ‘Upload Media’ page.

  5. Select and open the desired file from your file manager.

    • Windows users: File Explorer

    • Mac users: Finder

  6. A status bar will track the completeness of your upload. Eventually an ‘Upload Completed’ message will appear.
    Upload completed notification

    • Note that longer videos require longer time to process.

Fill out details

  1. Below the heading labeled ‘Please fill out these details:’ enter the Name (required), Description (optional), and Tags (optional).

    • Optionally, click the ‘Add collaborator’ button to add other users as co-authors and co-publishers; otherwise, ignore.

  2. Lastly, click the ‘Save’ button.


To publish your video immediately after uploading, follow the steps below.

  1. After entering all required details and saving, select the radio button labeled ‘Published.’
    Notification: "Complete all required fields and save entry before you can publish."

    • Note that you cannot select ‘Published’ until you select ‘Save’ first.
      Publish in a gallery tab with gallery/course checkbox selected

    • Optionally, you can select one or more media galleries to publish to. Galleries correspond to your courses.

Keywords:kaltura, canvas, my media, upload, video, publish, media   Doc ID:92759
Owner:John W.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-06-27 16:28 CDTUpdated:2020-03-09 14:24 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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