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Including media in your class can drastically improve student engagement. On this page you will find information and resources on using the multiple media services that are available for you to use in your classes. 


    Kaltura

    Kaltura logo

    Kaltura is the video management platform used by A-State. You can access your account by using the links within Blackboard or by going to the A-State MediaSpace.


    Kaltura’s portfolio of technologies includes lecture capture, live streaming, and video management. This will allow faculty to continue to create and upload their own recordings to share with students. Kaltura includes a built in screen capture program and allows for the uploading of videos created with other software.


  • Locations of Kaltura links in Blackboard

    On your Blackboard
    Home tab

    In Blackboard
    Course Menu

    In Blackboard
    Content Editor

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    Select the Add Content button

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    Then scroll down to find Kaltura Browse and Embed in the Additional Tools

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    Kaltura My Media is your personal media storage. It is different for each user because it shows media you, yourself, have uploaded or created over time. The same “My Media” list is available to you from each channel/course, and items in My Media can be published in one or more channels/courses. Items in My Media are private to you until they are published somewhere. You can also add other users as collaborators on your media from within My Media.

    If you get an error message when trying to access My Media, switch to the Firefox web browser. After you have authorized Blackboard and Kaltura to connect in Firefox the My Media link should work correctly in other browsers like Google Chrome.  

    The Media Gallery is a central location within each course where users can search or view rich media assigned to the course. Only users enrolled in that course will be able to view the media assigned to the course Media Gallery. Media can be added by managers, instructors, or users, with an option to moderate users' contributions.

    By default, media that you upload is private. You can access private media on My Media. On My Media, you can grab the embed code of private media or publish it to make it public in your Media Gallery.

    Publishing media makes the media publicly accessible to users. You can publish media: 

    • In multiple Media Galleries
    • Only when file conversion is complete and the media is not waiting for moderation
  • Upload/Add Media

    Click + Add New to see the list of options for adding media.

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    Media Upload - upload media from your desktop.

    Express Capture - enables recording your webcam directly from the browser without the need to install any additional software. 

    YouTube - add media from YouTube, replace YouTube links, and obtain analytics for YouTube entries. 

    Kaltura Capture - desktop recorder that enables easy video creation anywhere by anyone. This option is only available from My Media and Kaltura Browse and Embed in the Blackboard Content Editor. It will require you to download and install the program, so you will need administrator rights for the computer you wish to use it on.

    Video Quiz - seamlessly embed multiple choice questions at any point in a video. As users watch the video, each question appears at its chosen point; the video continues after the user answers the question. Flexible settings allow quiz creators to choose whether to allow users to repeat sections, skip questions, revise answers, receive hints, and discover the correct answers. 

    Note:

    When in a course Media Gallery you will need to click + Add Media before you will see ADD NEW as an option. 

  • Browse and Embed

    The Kaltura Browse and Embed (BSE) tool can be used to embed Kaltura media content within Learn content items.   With the BSE tool, users have the ability to add media anywhere they are allowed to publish text, for example, items, pages, discussion, and assignments. 

    Users can:

    • Browse, Search, and Embed media from their Kaltura My Media
    • Browse, Search, and Embed content from a single course or from multiple course Media Galleries
    • Browse, Search, and Embed Content from a Shared Repository (available to Faculty only)
    • Upload or create new content and embed on the fly

    The Browse, Search, and Embed window allows you to select content from a number of different Kaltura repositories.   Depending on the configuration of your Kaltura account, you may see one or more of the following repository options:  My Media, Media Gallery, Share Repository, and Media Gallery Playlists from which to add content.  Users also have the option to upload and create new content on the fly by clicking on the Add New button.

    Click on the Embed button that is displayed for the desired media content to have it embedded within the Blackboard Content Editor.

  • Kaltura Help

    Online Resources

    Tutorials for using Kaltura can be found on the following sites.

    A-State Resources

    Student Instructions

    Download and use these pdfs to provide instructions to your students on using Kaltura with Blackboard assignments or discussions.

    Account Manager

    Questions about the A-State account can be directed to Kevin Downum, kdownum@astate.edu


  • Other Video Sources

    You don't need to have created all the videos you use in your class. Below you will find information about other sources for relevant videos to use in your class. 


  • Media Server

    To facilitate and sustain the ability for faculty to gain quick access to Zoom recordings that are older than 14 days, a web page has been created to provide you access to your videos on the A-State media server at this link: https://media.AState.edu/recordings/index.php.  In addition to past Zoom recordings, you will have access to all other videos stored under your account on the A-State media server from past semesters.

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    These videos can be shared in your Blackboard classes by using the Download button to save a copy of the file to your computer. You can then use the Media Upload option in Kaltura to add the video to your Kaltura account. See the section on Kaltura for instructions on sharing Kaltura videos in your class.

  • Dean B. Ellis Library - Online Video Resources

    Academic Video Online

    Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers over 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 18,000* titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost.

    Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

    Access to this service is provided by the Dean B. Ellis Library through the following link. 

    https://libguides.astate.edu/academicvideo

    Films on Demand

    Your library has unlimited access to acclaimed documentaries, award-winning educational films, and helpful instructional videos!

    • Thousands of videos and clips
    • New titles added monthly
    • Create and share custom playlists
    • Google Translate in 53 languages
    • Closed-captioning and interactive transcripts for thousands of titles
    • iPad, PC, and Mac friendly
    • At the library, at home, or on the go

    See what is available here. 

  • Miscellaneous Sources

    Internet Archive

    Visit

    The largest collection of open-license audio, video, and text available on the internet.

    PBS

    Visit

    Clips and full episodes from over twenty of PBS's best series.

    The History Channel

    Visit

    Clips, chapters, and episodes from 60+ different shows from The History Channel.

    Annenberg Media

    Visit

    Over 100 educational series available for free viewing online.

    Library of Congress: Digital Collections

    Visit

    A selection of digitized content from the Library of Congress.

    Every Stock Photo

    Visit

    A searchable catalog of thousands of public domain and open-license images.

    TED

    Visit

    TED is a global set of conferences under a slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading". You can read or watch presentation videos regarding several topics such as technology, design, science, business, global issues, and many more. 

    Creative Commons

    Visit

    Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

    Khan Academy

    Visit

    Free world-class education for anyone anywhere is their moto, with an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.

    LinkedIn Learning

    Visit

    It helps anyone to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

  • YuJa

    Note:

    As of July 1, 2021 we have switched to Kaltura as our Video Management Platform. The information below is left as reference, some links and resources may no longer work or be available.


    YuJa
     is the video management platform used by A-State. You can access your account by using the links embedded in your Blackboard classes or by going to https://astate.yuja.com.  

    YuJa’s portfolio of technologies includes lecture capture, live streaming, and video management. This will allow faculty to create and upload their own recordings to share with students. Yuja includes a built in screen capture program and allows for the uploading of videos created with other software.

    Video tutorials for YuJa can be found on their Help Center