Summer 2016

CaptureSpace

Kaltura CaptureSpace enables easy media capture in class, at home, or on-the-go with automated publishing and interactive viewing within Canvas and MediaSpace. CaptureSpace installs on both Mac and Windows computers and is available free of charge to all students, faculty and staff. CaptureSpace can be downloaded and installed either from Canvas or MediaSpace by choosing My Media and then clicking Add New > Recording Tools then following the prompts on the screen.

More instructions on how to install and use CaptureSpace are available here.

Interactive Video Quizzing

Kaltura's Interactive Video Quizzing (IVQ) enables the user to add quizzes directly into their videos either through Canvas or MediaSpace. Furthermore, an IVQ can be added as an assignment in Canvas so that the results appear in the Canvas gradebook.

Instructions on how to add a quiz to your video are available here.

Instructions on how to take an Interactive Video Quiz are available here.

Instructions on how to add an Interactive Video Quiz as an assignment in Canvas are available here.

YouTube Integration

YouTube can be an excellent source for academic material. Kaltura is integrated with YouTube. By simply adding the address of a YouTube video into Kaltura, that video becomes part of your Kaltura collection. Kaltura *does not* download the YouTube video or copy it into Kaltura. Instead, it "wraps" Kaltura around that video. That video remains on YouTube and playing that video counts as a YouTube play. So why add it to Kaltura? Because when you add a YouTube video to Kaltura, you also get Kaltura analytics on that video, you add Interactive Video Quizzing to that video, and you can even add your own captions to that video.

WebEx Integration

From the very start, WebEx has been integrated with Kaltura. That means that every recording you do in WebEx is automatically uploaded into Kaltura. You don't have to go elsewhere to find your WebEx recordings. Simply click on "My Media" in either Canvas or MediaSpace and you'll find your WebEx recordings there.

Slide Deck Upload

Summer 2015

Video Clipping

Effective June 8, 2015, we've begun saving your source files upon upload. This allows us to enable the clipper tool. The Clipper tool - accessible from Actions > Create Clip underneath your video - will allow you to trim the beginning and end of your media. Note that this only works for content where the source file has been retained after upload. Media uploaded before June 8, 2015 cannot be clipped in MediaSpace. You can access the clipper tool by clicking Actions > Create Clip from the menu underneath the video. You can also allow others to create clips from your video by clicking "Enable everyone to create clips from this video" from the Options tab accessible in the Actions > Edit menu underneath the video.

Recording Tools

We've disabled the old Java-based screen recording tool and are launching CaptureSpace, a full suite of recording tools that will allow for audio-only recordings, audio and screen recordings, webcam recordings, screen and webcam recordings, or presentation and webcam recordings. Presentation recordings are "smart" recordings in the sense that they will bookmark slide changes and create chapters in your recording for easy jumping to different points in the video. They will also scrape the text from your slides and add it to your video's metadata, making it easier to search and discover. You can access CaptureSpace by clicking Add New > Recording Tools from the top menu in MediaSpace.

Chapters

You can add chapters to your media, making it easier for viewers to jump to different parts of your video without having to search back and forth for specific key points in a presentation. You can access the chaptering tool through the Timeline tab under Actions > Edit underneath your video.

Slides

You can now insert slides into your video. The slides can appear in a picture-in-picture window or the viewer can toggle them to full screen. You can add slides to a video through the Timeline tab under Actions > Edit underneath your video.

New Smart Player

With the new recording tools, in conjunction with the chaptering and slide insertion functionality, the Kaltura player is now smarter than ever. A viewer can easily jump to different chapters in a video by clicking on the menu button in the top-left of that video and selecting the chapter by selecting the corresponding thumbnail. This menu also has a search box which allows you to search the video. Search results appear right in this menu and allow you to jump to the desired point in the video. Picture-in-picture is now also smarter than ever. The menu buttons in the top-right of your video will allow you to flip between video and presentation content, go full screen on only one source, or lay the two windows out side-by-side. If the PIP is obscuring something you want to see, you can click on the small window and drag it elsewhere on the screen. You can also resize the small window by clicking on the corner and dragging.

Canvas Integration

Kaltura is now fully integrated into Canvas. My Media in Canvas correlates directly to the same My Media in MediaSpace. Anything you have previously uploaded in MediaSpace will be accessible through Canvas, and vice versa. The Media Gallery is where an instructor or students can share media related to the course. A video button in the Canvas editor also directly accesses Kaltura content so you can upload new content or select from previously uploaded media.

Attachments

You can now attach files to your media, such as PowerPoints and PDFs. You'll find the Attachments tab under Actions > Edit underneath your video.

Thumbnails

You can set your own thumbnails by capturing an image from your video or uploading your own image. You'll find the Thumbnails tab under Actions > Edit underneath your video.

User Downloads

Finally you can enable downloading on your media so a viewer can download it for offline viewing. You'll find the Downloads tab under Actions > Edit underneath your video.

Replace Video

You can now replace a video with another copy, even years after you uploaded it. If you have an updated or corrected version of a video but you don't want to lose your video's analytics or change the URL, you can upload a new copy by clicking the Replace Video tab. You'll find this tab after visiting Actions > Edit underneath your video.

Analytics

Detailed information about how many times your media has been accessed and who accessed it is now available from Actions > Analytics underneath your video.

Ownership Controls

Finally you can manage the ownership of your media yourself. From the Actions > Edit menu underneath your video, you'll find the Collaboration tab. Here you can assign your media to someone else or you can define other people as co-publishers or co-editors. You can search for your collaborators by their first name, last name, or ONID name.

Larger File Uploads

Kaltura will now support uploads of files larger than 2 gigabytes.

Summer 2014

Mobile Friendly Design

The new design is a dramatic departure from the classic Kaltura MediaSpace look and feel. It's a forward looking design that's more dynamic and mobile friendly.

Mobile Uploader

The new mobile design also means you'll be able to upload directly from your mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android.

HTML5-First Player

The new player is more streamlined and loads quicker. And because it's HTML5, you no longer need Flash on your computer.

Rich Text & HTML in Description

You can now add rich text - such as bold, italics and underline - as well as simple HTML such as hyperlinks in your item descriptions.

Unlisted Media

You can once more share your media without making it public. Unlisted media cannot be found by browsing or searching the Kaltura MediaSpace site but a direct link to the media will load without need for a password.

HTTPS Encryption

HTTPS encrypts your access to Kaltura MediaSpace and protects your information. It also means that your Kaltura MediaSpace content can be added to secure sites like Blackboard and Canvas.

Audio Specific Player

Kaltura MediaSpace now has a dedicated player specifically for audio content.

Image Specific Player

Kaltura MediaSpace also has a dedicated player specifically for images.

Download Your Media

The new Edit Player allows you to download your own media for the first time.

Select Your Thumbnail

The new Edit Player also allows you to set your own thumbnail for your own media.

Summer 2013

Entitlements/Access Controls

Perhaps the most important, most demanded, and most anticipated component of the new Kaltura MediaSpace is the implementation of entitlements. Entitlements means you'll be able to apply access controls to your content and restrict your media to specific users.

Unpublished: All media, upon initial upload, will now be set by default as "unpublished" which means that it will be inaccessible to anyone but yourself. To make it accessible, you must assign it to a category or Channel. This differs from the previous "Private/Public" method where private content could still be accessed so long as the uploader distributed a link to that media. All content previously identified as Private will remain shareable as before but ultimately we recommend you go back and review your content to determine if you want it to remain secretly available or if you want it to be totally inaccessible.

Channels: A user will now be able to create a "Channel". A Channel is a category that you share with only a select group of other people. You can define the members of that group through their ONID name.

Restricted/Moderated Categories: We can now turn on restrictions for public categories in Kaltura MediaSpace so that only certain people can assign content to them. We can identify moderators to categories so that even if content is assigned to them, it can go through an approval process, or we can hide a category entirely so that if you're not on an access list, it won't show up for you in MediaSpace at all.

Captioning

Accessibility is very important to Oregon State University. As such, we are adding functionality to make MediaSpace more accessible to students with disabilities and, more specifically, improve access to captioned media.

Captions Uploading: If you are familiar with the proper method of formatting a captions file for video, you may upload your own captions for media you own.

Captions Searching: With captions uploaded to Kaltura MediaSpace, we now have the ability to search the text of those captions for keywords, thus vastly improving the discoverability of content in Kaltura MediaSpace.

Less Flash/More HTML5

HTML5 is a new web technology that allows you to do numerous things in your modern web browser without the need for plugins. That means...

Media Playback Without Flash: You will be able to playback video and audio in Kaltura MediaSpace without the need for the Flash plugin so long as you are using recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 9.0+), Google Chrome (version 18+) or Apple Safari (version 5.1+). Mozilla Firefox does not presently support this type of video but will continue to playback media via the Flash plugin.

New Non-Flash Upload Widget: The Flash plugin is no longer employed for uploading media to Kaltura MediaSpace. This will eliminate some quirks related to file uploading. It also means you don't need to have the Flash plugin installed to upload media. Furthermore, the new upload widget now allows you to upload more than one piece of media at a time.

Improved Layout

One of the most frustrating layout issues of the old Kaltura MediaSpace was that the gallery of content was presented horizontally across the top of the page, thus pushing down your video, often times to a point where you had to scroll just to see your video. The gallery has now been relocated to a vertical strip on the left-hand side of the page. Furthermore:

  • Elements such as "My Media" and "My Playlists" don't appear unless you are logged in.
  • The search box has been integrated into the main OSU search bar so that you won't find two search boxes at the top-right of the page.
  • The new OSU design has been applied universally throughout the site in order to present a more uniform look and feel with other OSU sites.