This guide describes several common ways to use Kaltura to create, store, and publish video content in your Blackboard courses. Your instructors may ask you to submit video content as a part of an assignment, a discussion, a project, or even a test or quiz. You can also use Kaltura for other projects, such as a portfolio or media demonstration. See the sections below for detailed instructions for uploading videos, capturing webcam video, indexing YouTube videos in your library, and capturing screen recordings. The final section describes ways that you might embed this content in your Blackboard course.
Use this feature to upload existing video, such as video captured on a video camera, smartphone, or another system such as a Collaborate session or a Teams meeting. The video is stored in your Kaltura My Media library for later publishing in your courses, as part of an assignment or another activity.
Use Kaltura Express Capture to record your webcam and microphone activity. This is useful for many purposes, including introductions, sharing your thoughts in a video format, and demonstrating a skill or process.
The YouTube integration tool in Kaltura allows you to index and embed a public YouTube video within your Kaltura Media library for later use in your course assignments or activities. The video is not downloaded and uploaded, rather is played through the Kaltura player.
Kaltura Capture is a robust screen recording tool that allows you to capture any combination of your screen activity, your webcam, and your microphone. This is useful for recording software demonstrations, slide-based presentations, document narration, and any combination of these for submission as part of a course or project.
Once you have created and uploaded your video to your Kaltura My Media Library, you can submit the video to one of your courses (e.g., Discussion Forum/Thread, Assignment, Test, etc.). The instructions are slightly different for Original Course View and Ultra Course View.
In Blackboard Original, you can insert a playable thumbnail embed of a video in any rich text editing window in the course that has a Mashup button (e.g. Discussion Forum/Thread, Assignment, Quiz Answer, etc.). These instructions refer to an Assignment, but the instructions are essentially the same for Assignments, Discussion Forums, etc.
In Blackboard Ultra courses, you can embed videos from the My-Media library using the Add Content button in any text editor in the course (e.g. Document, Discussion Forum/Thread, Assignment, Quiz Question, etc.)