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How do I upload a video to Kaltura and place it in the course content?

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This guide describes the recommended workflow of how to upload and place a Kaltura video in your course content. The workflow consists of two steps:

If you are looking for more information on Kaltura video management and other tips and tricks please see here.

Step 1: Upload your video into Kaltura My Media

  1. Go to your Brightspace Homepage 
  2. Click on My Brightspace 
  3. Click on Kaltura My Media

Go to Add New and select Media Upload.

  1. Ensure you have read and checked the box regarding the terms and conditions
  2. Click on Choose a file to upload
  3. Select the video you want to upload from your computer and click on Open
  1. If your upload was successful you will see the confirmation bar as presented above
  2. Fill in further details as desired
  3. Click on Save

Step 2a: Place your Kaltura video in course content via Add Kaltura Media

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  1. Navigate to the unit/lesson where you want to place the video and click on Add Existing.
  2. Click on More
  3. Next, click on Add Kaltura Media


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  1. Search for the video you want to enclose
  2. Click on Embed

Your video is now placed in the course! You can move the video as desired.

Please note that we highly recommend to set to video to open in new tab. See below for the steps to follow:

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  1. Click on the 3 dots
  2. Click on Edit
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Make sure Open in a new tab is selected and click on save.

Step 2b: Place your Kaltura video embedded in course content via an HTML file

  1. Go to the module where you want to place the Kaltura Video.
  2. Click on Create New in the top right corner.
  3. Click on HTML document.
  1. Browse the available templates by clicking on Templates in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the template 07_Videos. The template is by default filled with text and an example video.

By using this template, the video is loaded into the content faster and it is also responsive (adapts to the size of your screen).

  1. Place your cursor in the blue area on the left side of the default video. Proceed to press on the Delete button on your keyboard.
  2. Click on the Insert Stuff icon and select Add Kaltura Media.

Macbook users: you can also remove the template video by pressing the keyboard combination fn + backspace instead of the delete button in step 1 above.

  1. In My Media you will find the video you just uploaded.
  2. Click on Embed of the video you want to insert.
  3. Click on Insert in the next screen.

The video should now appear in the blue area. Remember that the blue area is necessary for a Kaltura-file to be responsive!

Test your Kaltura-file and click Save.  

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