Kaltura Media is a streaming media tool that allows all Blackboard users to create video content from within the course environment. With Kaltura Media, users may upload prerecorded media files, record from their webcam, or create screencasts.
Accessing Kaltura Media
You can always access video content connected with your account by clicking the My Media link located at the bottom of the course listing page when you login to Blackboard.
The My Media page serves as a private video gallery where you may upload, record, and manage your media content.
Adding multimedia to your course
You can add multimedia content to your course through the Kaltura Mashup tool anywhere you can access the content editor. Just click the content editor to add video to your discussion board posts, assigned submissions, or messages.
This will open a pop-up window where you can browse through the My Media or media content associated with your account or add new media.
Kaltura Capture Space media recorder
Kaltura’s Capture Space lets you record, capture, webcam, or narrate to create media content for your online courses. You’ll need to first download the widget then you can get started.
Uploading pre-recorded media
With Kaltura you can upload pre-recorded media content. If you’ve made a video or audio recording using a tool or device outside of Kaltura. Its easy to upload the file by selecting the Media Upload option from the Add New menu in the My Media Gallery.
Before uploading your file, you’ll need to make sure its in one of the following approved formats.
Media File Formats: Mpeg-4 and QuickTime Formats (MP4, MOV, QT, and M4V), Flash Video (FLV and F4V), Microsoft Windows Formats (AVI, ASF, WMV and WMA), MPEG-1/2 (MPG, M1V, M2V, MP3), WAV, Matroska (MKV), OGG OGM & OGV, WEBM, 3GP, RM, Webex (ARF), MXF
Requesting Machine Captioning
Kaltura’s Machine Captioning tool lets you easily request and edit closed captions and transcriptions for your video content.
As with most closed captioning tools, Kaltura uses automated speech recognition to generate captions with 80% accuracy. Editing captions is fairly straightforward and provides learners the opportunity to search for keywords and phrases, download, or print transcripts at their convenience.
This option is especially helpful to students with accommodations, students whose second language is English, and students who prefer text.
You may add Machine captions to new or previously uploaded videos through the MyMedia link on the Blackboard dashboard.