NIU Kaltura Support
Resolved - Kaltura Service Issues
As of 1/24/23 at 9:27 AM CST, this issue has been resolved and Kaltura should be working normally.
Kaltura is experiencing several issues including general service degredation. This will prevent the Kaltura video player from loading within a course in Blackboard. It will also prevent accessing mediaspace.niu.edu and Kaltura - My Media in the Blackboard Tools.
Kaltura is aware of the issue and investigating the cause. We will post an update here as soon as Kaltura provides a timeline for the issue to be resolved.
Kaltura Media Storage and Retention Guidelines
NIU's institutional license of Kaltura has an overall storage cap above which NIU incurs significant additional charges. Reasonable limitations on media storage are being implemented to ensure long-term feasibility and access to resources.
Kaltura is a comprehensive, robust, campus-wide media platform, available to all faculty, staff, and students at NIU. With Kaltura, users can upload, publish, share, and edit media, as well as create screen recordings, in-video quizzes, and other types of interactive learning experiences.
Kaltura tools and services are available directly in Blackboard via Kaltura My Media and outside of Blackboard via MediaSpace. The Blackboard implementation of Kaltura provides a simple workflow for instructors building video-based course content and a seamless video experience for students, as well as rich analytics, grade book integration, and automatic closed captioning. Hosting content using Kaltura has the added benefit of providing a media-rich course without affecting your Blackboard course quota.
MediaSpace is a full-fledged public media portal and media management system, providing multiple media sharing and collaboration options as well as access to the same suite of creation, hosting, and editing tools available in the Blackboard implementation of Kaltura.
- Upload, store, and share your existing video content, created outside of Kaltura (PowerPoint to MP4, smartphone video, tablet recordings).
- Create and share quick webcam/microphone videos for introductions, micro-lectures, video feedback.
- Create and share screen recording videos by recording webcam, screen, and/or narration. This is useful when creating recordings of anything on your screen such as software demonstrations of data analysis tools, coding interfaces, design tools, website tours, narrated document reviews (detailed project document, course syllabus), and a workflow for creating a narrated presentation using PowerPoint or another presentation tool.
- Incorporate YouTube videos into your Kaltura media library and embed and play through the Kaltura player in Blackboard.
- Take advantage of excellent automatic closed captioning, with simple caption editing and video transcripts.
- Edit videos in Kaltura, create video quizzes, and branching video experiences.
- Share, organize, and manage videos using MediaSpace.
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