Turning: Faculty - Disabling presenter view on PC PowerPoint

How to stop PowerPoint from automatically starting a slide show in Presenter View:

  • On top menu bar, click on the [Slide Show] ribbon.
  • In the Monitors group, uncheck [Use Presenter View].
  • Then close PowerPoint and open again for the settings to take/refresh.

This way the Turning Point show bar will display on your screen and mirror to what students see on the projector, instead of manually dragging the menu onto the project screen.

At what resolution/bit rate is Kaltura media encoded?

Content uploaded to Kaltura is encoded in a variety of formats for both desktop and mobile playback. They are:

  • Basic/Small (400 kbps video, 64 kbps audio, 640x[auto])
  • Basic/Small (600 kbps, 64 kbps audio, 640x[auto])
  • SD/Small (900 kbps, 64 kbps audio, 640x[auto])
  • SD/Large (1500 kbps, 128 kbps audio, [auto]x720)
  • HD/720 (2500 kbps, 128 kbps audio, [auto]x720)
  • HD/1080 (4000 kbps, 128 kbps audio, [auto]x1080)

It is important to note that Kaltura cannot produce a piece of media at a higher resolution than the quality of the original file.

Can a Canvas visitor be added to an OSU Canvas Studio site?

Yes, a Canvas visitor (non-OSU individual) can be added to OSU Canvas Studio sites. They cannot be added to Canvas courses managed by the Registrar's Office.

Read the article Add a non-OSU individual to a Canvas Studio site on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Can I add captions to a video?

Kaltura supports captioning. Disability Access Services at Oregon State University will provide captioning services through Kaltura upon request. They have the ability to add captions to any existing videos in Kaltura or can assist in uploading new videos and captioning them. You can contact DAS at 541-737-4098. If you opt to add your own captions, that ability also exists in Kaltura. To do so:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the desired media
  • Click the Captions tab
  • Click the Upload captions file button
  • Click the Browse... button
  • Select your captions file (only the SRT and DFXP formats are supported)
  • Select the corresponding language
  • Enter a label for this caption (this can be as simple as "English")
  • Click the Save button
Can I add chapters to my video?

Kaltura allows you to mark cue points - or chapters - in your video. This allows for easier navigation of media, particularly lengthy videos. For instance, a one hour recording of a lecture might have a break at the 30 minute mark. Cue points can be added to indicate the start of the second part of the lecture, allowing viewers to easily jump to this chapter. To add a cue point to your media:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the desired media
  • Click the Timeline tab
  • Select the "Create a new Chapter" button (the button that resembles a bookmark)
  • Add a bookmark:
    • Move the blue bookmark indicator to the point in the media where you want to add a cue point

OR

    • Play the media to the point where you want your cue point to appear, then pause the video and slide the blue bookmark indicator to this point

OR

    • Enter the timecode in the box provided
  • (optional) Enter a chapter title
  • (optional) Enter a description
  • (optional) Add a thumbnail for this chapter
  • Click Save
Can I add someone to my Canvas course?

Instructors can add an OSU individual to their Canvas course as a Canvas teaching assistant (TA), Grader, Designer, or Observer via the Add TA...* link on the course navigation menu. Instructors cannot add students to their Canvas courses. Learn how to use the Add TA... tool and the permissions of each role.

Can I adjust the due date on an assignment for one or a subset of students?

Yes, Canvas refers to this as creating a differentiated assignment and these assignments allow an instructor to provide an alternative due date for one or more student or assign a graded activity in Canvas to a subset of students, e.g. a graduate student-only assignment.

Read the article Adjust the due dates on a Canvas assignment for a subset of students on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Can I assign my media to any category in MediaSpace?

Certain categories in MediaSpace are not moderated. You can add your content to any of these categories. At the same time, administrators may find your content inappropriate for the selected category and may remove it from that category.

Can I copy (import) content from one Canvas course into another?

Yes, you can copy content from any course in which you have 'edit' permissions to any other course in which you have 'edit' permissions.

Read the article Copy (import) content from one Canvas course into another on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Can I create a column in the Canvas gradebook for an in-class assignment?

Columns in the Canvas gradebook are directly linked to graded activities in the course. Creation of a graded assignment, graded discussion, graded quiz or a graded survey will result in the creation of an associated gradebook column in the course.

Read the article Set up and manage the Canvas gradebook on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Can I edit my video?

Kaltura gives you basic editing functionality that allows you to cut away excess footage at the front and back of your video (edit "heads" and "tails"). Anything more complicated will require you to download you video and edit it in editing software such as Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut.

Both "trimming" and "clipping" functionality is available within Kaltura. Trimming means impacting your existing, original recording. While clipping will made a copy of your video but will leave the original untouched.

To trim your video:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the media in question
  • Click the Trim Video tab
  • In the timeline underneath your video, move the left bracket to the beginning of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Starting Point" button
  • Now move the right bracket to the end of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Ending Point" button
  • Press the Trim Video button

Your existing video will be processed and modified as indicated.

To clip your video:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the media in question
  • Click the Create Clip button on the Edit page
  • In the timeline underneath your video, move the left bracket to the beginning of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Starting Point" button
  • Now move the right bracket to the end of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Ending Point" button
  • Press the Create Clip button

The edited video will be processed and created as a new entry which will appear in your collected My Media.

 

Can I embed Kaltura media in a web page?

Yes, media in Kaltura can be embedded on a web page.

  • Visit My Media in MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click on the media you'd like to embed
  • Click the Share button underneath the media
  • Select Embed
  • Copy this code and paste it into the source code for your web page

Note: only the owner of the media has access to the HTML code necessary for embedding that media.

The following animation demonstrates how you can obtain the embed code for your video:

Can I enable Turnitin on a Canvas assignment?

Yes, Turnitin originality check is now an option for any Canvas File Upload assignment. Instructors can use all of the Canvas File Upload features in the assignment, including rubrics, group assignments, and peer review. Instructors can view Turnitin scores and reports from the Canvas gradebook or from SpeedGrader. Students can view their reports and assignment scores from their Grades page in Canvas.

Read the article Use Turnitin (plagiarism checking) on a Canvas Assignment on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Can I enter an early-term grade and contact students through Canvas?

Yes, Canvas is currently building and seeking feedback on the Analytics 2.0 tool that will allow an instructor to message students based on their current course grade.

Read the article Communicate with students from Canvas based on their current course grade on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Can I enter assignment grades in Turnitin, and if so, do they appear in the Canvas gradebook?

A. Yes, although not with a mobile device at this time. 

Can I get statistics/analytics for my media?

Kaltura provides you with extensive statistics on the viewership and usage of your media, as well as analytics related to your Channels in MediaSpace and your Media Gallery in Canvas. Keep in mind that in MediaSpace, your media can be set so that a person can access it without logging in, so it is possible that the bulk of your viewers will be listed as "anonymous".

To collect analytics on individual media:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Select the desired media
  • From the Actions menu underneath your media, click Analytics

To collect analytics on a Channel:

  • Visit My Channels in MediaSpace
  • Select the desired channel
  • From the Actions menu at the top-right, click Analytics

To collect analytics on a Media Gallery:

  • Visit Media Gallery in a course in Canvas
  • Select the desired channel
  • From the Actions menu at the top-right, click Analytics
Can I insert slides into my video?

Perhaps data in a previous slide has been updated, or it does not appear as clearly in the recording as you wish. Kaltura allows for the insertion of slides into media. A slide will appear as a picture-in-picture in a corner of the video until a subsequent slide is loaded or the viewer dismisses the image. To insert a slide into your media:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the desired media
  • Click the Timeline tab
  • Select the Slide button (the button that resembles a sheet of paper with the corner folded)
  • Add a bookmark:
    • Move the blue bookmark indicator to the point in the media where you want to add a cue point

OR

    • Play the media to the point where you want your cue point to appear, then pause the video and slide the blue bookmark indicator to this point

OR

    • Enter the timecode in the box provided
  • Click the button to Upload Slide
  • Click Choose a file to upload
  • Select your slide image
  • (optional) Add a slide title
  • (optional) Add a description
  • Click Save
Can I replace my video with another video?

Kaltura allows you to replace your media with a new version. This allows you to retain the same URL even though you have a new draft of the same video, and to keep the same historical analytics even though you may have updated the media. To replace your media:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the desired media
  • Click the Replace Video tab
  • Click the Choose a file to upload button
  • Select the replacement video you wish to upload
  • After the file is done uploading, click the Approve Replacement button
Can I request a new feature or tool in Canvas?

Yes, you can submit a feature request in the Canvas Community. It’s a good idea to check the Canvas Community to see if any other users have requested the same or similar feature. You may also contact the Learn@OregonState team if you have questions about the process or would like to submit a request for a third-party integration or would like to know more about our evaluation process for integration requests.

Can I request my own Canvas studio site?

Yes, any person with ONID credentials can request a studio site.

Read the article Request a Canvas studio site on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

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