Topics in this article include:

About My Media

Accessing My Media

Captioning Kaltura Videos

Editing Your Media

Edit Video Options

Trim, Clip, or Chip/Splice Your Media

Publishing to the Course Media Gallery

Download Your Media

Delete Video(s)

Analytics


About My Media

The Kaltura My Media area is a private space where you may upload and manage your media content. From the My Media area you may edit your videos' options, manage captions, create clips from your videos, delete videos, publish videos to the Course Media Gallery, and more.


To add a video to your course (such as an item, assignment, Discussion Board post, blog post, etc.), see Using the Kaltura Mashup Tool.



Accessing My Media

You may access your My Media from the myLesley Home tab.




Adding a Link to My Media in the Course Menu (faculty)

To add a link in the course menu to the My Media area, click the Add Menu Item button (+) at the top of the menu. 


This will open a menu. Select Web Link.


Enter a name for your link, such as My Media

For the URL, enter https://my.lesley.edu/webapps/osv-kaltura-bb_bb60/jsp/myMedia.jsp


Check the Available to Users box and click Submit.




Captioning Kaltura Videos

Kaltura Media has the ability to automatically add captions to your video content using automatic speech recognition (ASR). When a video is uploaded, the ASR processes begins immediately. Captions are created based on the audio track and the content is assumed to be in English. However, video owners can run the captions in other languages.


All videos created after August 6, 2018 will be auto-captioned. Any videos uploaded to Kaltura before this date will not be auto captioned, but you may request ASR captions at any time.


ASR captions are only 80% accurate and accuracy may vary depending on the audio quality, clarity of speech, background noise, etc. We recommend using the ASR captions as a starting point - you will want to edit them for accuracy.


For more information on captioning, including how to review and edit captions, see Kaltura Media: Captioning Video Content.




Editing Your Media


Edit Video Options

You may edit your video options, including details (name, description, tags), collaborators, options (clipping and comments), and more. 


To edit your video options, click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video. 

screenshot of kaltura my media edit button



This will bring you to the Edit area. Here you may preview the video and edit your video details and options.

screenshot of video edit area


Click the Details tab to edit details, such as the video title, description, and tags.

screenshot of video details tab




Click on the Options tab to allow others to create clips of the video and to enable or disable commenting.

screenshot of options tab



Click on the Collaboration tab to allow others to collaborate on your video.

screenshot of collaboration tab



Click on the Thumbnails tab to create or replace the video's thumbnail image.

screenshot of thumbnails tab




Click on the Captions tab to review your auto-caption file, edit captions, request captions, or upload a new caption file. For more information on captioning, see Kaltura Media: Captioning Video Content.




screenshot of captions tab



Trim, Clip, and Chop/Splice Your Media

To launch the Kaltura Media editor, go to your My Media and then click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video. 

screenshot of kaltura my media edit button 


Once the video loads, click Launch Editor

screenshot of launch editor button


If your video has captions, a warning message will display. In order to keep the original caption files intact, save a copy of the video before editing.

Warning message: Warning This media contains automated caption files. Saving this file or making a copy will disable the online captions editor and remove interactive transcript files. To keep the original caption files intact, please use Save a Copy, then edit the copy. Note that In-player captions will be preserved.



The editor consists of a left, right, and bottom pane. 

screenshot of Kaltura editor


Use the bottom pane to trim the beginning/end of your video, create clips, or remove chunks of content from your video. For detailed instructions, see Editing Videos in Kaltura Media.




Publishing to the Course Media Gallery

To add content to the course Media Gallery, select the video you wish to add. Click the Actions button and select Publish.

screenshot of selecting video and clicking publish link


You will be prompted to confirm whether you wish for your video to remain private or to publish the video. Select the course Media Gallery to which you would like to publish and click Save to publish your video.

screenshot of media gallery options


By default, your instructor will need to approve the content before it is added to the course Media Gallery.



Download Your Media

To download a copy of your video, go to your My Media and then click on the edit (pencil) icon to the right of your video. 

screenshot of kaltura my media edit button


This will bring you into the editing area. Click the Download Media button on the top right corner of your video.

screenshot of download media button



Delete Video(s)

To delete a video, navigate to your My Media and click the Delete button (trash can icon) to the right of the video you wish to delete.

screenshot of delete button


 

To delete multiple videos, click the box next to each video you wish to delete to select. At the top of the page, click the Actions button and select Delete.

screenshot of deleting multiple videos



Analytics

To view analytics for a specific video (including number of views, average view times, people who viewed, etc.), locate your video in My Media and click to open. This will bring you to the video. 


Click the Actions button and select Analytics

screenshot of analytics button


This will bring you to the Analytics area. Here you may view the total number of visits, number of views, drop off rates, average view time, and the top engrossed viewers.