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An Understanding of Kaltura's My Media

Modified on: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:25 PM

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Kaltura is a 3rd party tool used to display and embed audio and video content in Canvas.  When content is uploaded, the user's pawprint is given the role of content owner.  My Media is a place to view all owned and co-publisher content. Content uploaded via Blackboard is visible in the Canvas My Media Link and vice versa. 

Canvas: Every Canvas course is created with a  Hidden My Media link and a Media Gallery link.  It is important to understand the difference.  In a course, if user A clicks on My Media, user A see only her content. And if user B clicks on My Media, he sees only his content.  So, the Media Gallery is the place for shared content.  Instructors and students can upload to the Gallery and see each others' content.


Accessing My Media. Most instructors hid the My Media link in a course.  However, the My Media link can be accessed by any users in Canvas by going to Account > Settings and clicking My Media.  

Private versus Public Media:  In My Media, you may see the label on the media as being Private or Public. Private means the media has not been Published in a course.  Public means the media has been published or embedded in a course.  It DOES NOT mean the media is Public to the world.  

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