Did you know that our University's audio-visual portal, Kaltura, is packed with fascinating and diverse content from colleagues across campus?
Accessible to all University staff, the portal is a one-stop shop for hosting and publishing your audio-visual content online, whether it's an audio recording, a video straight off your webcam, or a screencast of your laptop.
You can also explore Kaltura content created by colleagues in other departments, gain new knowledge in academic fields outside of your own, or just listen to talks from the many inspirational and world-leading speakers from inside and outside of the University.
Kaltura Digital Media Hub can be accessed through the all services menu in MUSE.
We are committed to sharing some of the best content from Kaltura with colleagues across the University.
We will regularly share videos that inspire us and showcase the diverse work that colleagues from across the University are leading on.
If you come across an interesting video that you’d like to see on the staff page, or have an idea for one of your own, please email email@example.com.
Our first featured video is iForge: Run by students, for students
An innovative facility on campus - the iForge - is giving students the opportunity to collaborate, create and 'make' outside of their academic studies. Believed to the first of its kind in a UK university, the Forge is run by a team of ambitious Engineering students. Together, the iForge Reps train and supervise other student users, as well as procuring and maintaining equipment, developing links with alumni and industry, and running special events.
How to get the most from Kaltura
The Kaltura Digital Media Hub is the University’s digital media portal, which is used to house and deliver all our audio-visual media across our key areas of learning and teaching, research, public engagement, marketing, communications and student recruitment.
All members of staff can access the Hub. When you log in you can upload content, organise your content into “channels” (like playlists in YouTube), share content with others. You can also use the built in CaptureSpace tool to easily create your own webcam videos, audio recordings and screencasts (which are recordings of the screen - so ideal for recording presentations, software demonstrations etc).
More importantly, the more we collectively use it, the more we will have access to content across the University that is in one place and easy to find.
The Hub has the following key features:
- All members of staff can log in and upload video, or create new content using the freely available CaptureSpace tool.
- You can organise your video collection using channels, which are similar to YouTube playlists, but you can also use these to control access to your content - public to the whole world or restricted to a group of colleagues, or private to yourself.
- You can edit your videos with a range of features including trimming them, creating clips from them, attaching additional files to them and creating chapters within them for easy navigation.
- You can order captions for your videos, which are machine generated, and then edit these using a built-in caption editor.
- The CaptureSpace software enables you to create webcam videos, audio recordings and screencasts (which are recordings of the screen - so ideal for recording presentations, software demonstrations etc).
- It has excellent integration with MOLE, enabling you to create content within your MOLE courses, get students to submit video assignments, or create interactive quizzes from your videos.
- You can see analytics for your videos, to see how popular they are and which students have watched them.
- You can make videos available for viewing outside the University, either by sharing them on social media, embedding on conventional websites, publishing them on the Hub pages for your Faculty or Department, or simply distributing the address of the video you have published.
One of the main aims of the Hub is to enable people to discover and reuse new video content - the more we collectively use it, the more we will have access to content across the University that is in one place and easy to find.
|How do I upload media to Kaltura?||
Access the Kaltura Digital Media Hub through the all services menu in MUSE. Click on My Media, and choose Add New > Media Upload.
|What kind of files can I upload?||
All major video, audio and image file formats are supported by Kaltura. There is no restriction on the size or number of files you can upload. Kaltura is a secure, cloud based system but it should not be used as a replacement for your backups of important files.
|How can I create media content using Kaltura?||
Capturespace can be used to create media content. Capturespace enables staff to create recordings of their computer screen with optional audio & video (screencasts), video recordings via a webcam and audio only recordings. To use Capturespace, access Kaltura through the all services menu in MUSE. Click on My Media, and choose Add New > Capturespace.
To use Capturespace on a CiCS Windows 10 Managed Desktop, please install Capturespace from the Software Centre.
|How can I use Kaltura in my learning & teaching?||
Kaltura can be accessed via MOLE. Log into MOLE, and click on My Media to access your media content. Kaltura can be used to insert media into your MOLE courses, create rich media feedback, and to record screencasts. In addition, Kaltura can be used by your students to submit digital media for assessment.
For more information, please visit our Kaltura in MOLE support pages.
|What are ‘Channels’ on The Kaltura Digital Media Hub?||
Channels can contain collections of media, and the My Channels area allows you to create and manage your channels. Channels can be made public to the world, restricted to members of the university or simply shared between specific colleagues.