Kaltura: Adding a Kaltura Video Resource

The Kaltura plugin for Moodle adds several features that enable instructors to add and manage video and audio content in their Moodle courses.
Specifically, it provides a Kaltura Video Resource and Kaltura Video Assignment Any videos uploaded through these means is manageable through the My Media management area in your Moodle Navigation Block. Finally, the plugin provides some viewership metrics in the form of per-course reports.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Kaltura's screen recorder is only available through Kaltura Capture.

There are many benefits to using the Kaltura Video Resource to share videos within a course:

  • You don't have to worry about file size.
  • Videos are played directly within the browser rather than requiring participants to download the video to see it.

Add a Kaltura Video Resource in Moodle

1. Log into Moodle and open the course which you want to include the Kaltura Video.

2. Click the Edit button in the upper right of the screen to turn course editing ON.

Moodle Turn Editing ON button

3. Click the Add an activity or resource link.  (Click the link located in the the Topic area that you want to the video to appear in.)

Add an Activity and Resources link at bottom right of a topic section

Please Note: There are two different ways to complete this step depending on which view you are in. If you see two separate drop-down boxes,  Click Add activity then select Kaltura.  

4. Select Kaltura Video Resource, located under RESOURCES, in the sidebar at the left.

5. Click the Add button, located at the bottom left of the box.

Kaltura Media option in the sidebar at the left

6. Under the General Tab:

  • Enter the Kaltura Video Name* (Required).
  • Enter the Kaltura Video Description (Optional).

General settings section

7. Under the Video Tab, you can add media by clicking the Add Media button at the bottom left:

kaltura video section

8. Select the video you want to add to your Course. If you have not previously uploaded a video to Kaltura, Click Add New at the top right and add a new Media Upload. For more information, see Uploading a Video File (Faculty & Instructors).

Kaltura select media button

9. Customize the Media Options, such as the Player Skin, Size, and the Metadata to include. Once finished, click Embed to return to the activity settings.

Note: The default Player Skin does not give students the option to download the file. The second player skin includes a download button.

Kaltura media options window

10. Under the Common Module Settings Tab, you can edit settings like availability to students, ID number, and group options.

Common Module Settings section

11. Under the Restrict Access Tab, you can restrict access to some users if needed by clicking the Add restriction button.

Restrict Access Section

12. Under the Tags Tab, you can add any relevant tags.

the tags section  

13. Click the Save and return to the course button at the bottom of the page. 

Moodle Save & Return buttons
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