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Kaltura 101

Publish to a Canvas Course

To publish a video to a course, navigate to My Media and select the video you would like to publish. Then go to Actions > Publish:

Select the Publish radio button, and then you will see a menu with all courses you are enrolled in. You may select as many courses as you want and publish to all of them simultaneously. Once you have selected the courses you wish to publish to, click Save. This will make the video visible in each course's Media Gallery, which all members of the course can see.

NOTE: The list of courses is capped at 100. Faculty who are in many Canvas courses may not see the desired course in the list. If you encounter this issue, navigate to the desired course in Canvas, go to the Media Gallery, and select Add New at the top right. From here you can add any video in your My Media to the Media Gallery.

Embed in a Canvas Page or Module

To embed a Kaltura video in a Page or Module, open up the Canvas Rich Text Editor (which is the default editor for Pages, Modules, and Assignments). Click the More icon with three dots:


Next, select the Apps icon:


In the popup, select the list item Embed Kaltura Media.

From here, you may select any video from your My Media or that particular course's Media Gallery to embed in the Page or Module.

Creating a Video Assignment

To create an assignment for which students can submit a video, create an assignment and ensure the Submission Type is set to Online. Then mark the check box for Text Entry:

This will give students the Canvas Rich Text Editor as a response field, and allow them to embed a video from their My Media by selecting More > Apps > Embed Kaltura Media (see Embed in a Canvas Page or Module).

NOTE: Do not select Media Recordings as the Submission Type. This method has a restriction on file size that Kaltura does not have.

For more information on creating video assignments as well as a guide for students on how to submit video assignments, click here.

Publishing in Mediaspace

To Publish your video in Mediaspace, navigate to My Media, and click on the video you want to publish. Then select Actions > Publish:

This will display the options for to Publish your video. You can choose to make your video PrivateUnlisted, or Published:

If you select Private, only you and any co-owners of the video will be able to access the video in any capacity.

If you select Unlisted, anyone with a link to the video may watch it. This is useful for distributing the video in a limited capacity. Unlisted videos are not searchable on Mediaspace.

If you select Published, you will be given a list of Channels to which you can publish. Channels are a user-curated way of organizing media. They allow users to group media by topics or other related aspects.

Once you have selected how you want to publish your media, be sure to click Save.


There is also the option to put your video into a CategoryCategories are top-level menus on the Mediaspace site that only Administrators can alter. There are two categories with menus on MediaspacePublic Media and BU Media:

Public Media is available for viewing by anyone who visits the site without a Baylor login. BU Media requires a DUO login to view any videos housed in the category. Each category has sub-categories within it:

These sub-categories are bound by the same rules as the parent category.

If you would like to set up a category to which you can publish, contact

Sharing from Mediaspace

To Share your video from Mediaspace, navigate to My Media, and click on the video you want to share. Click on the Share tab:

This tab will give you three options. 

  • Link to Media Page provides a link directly to the video on Mediaspace. To share a video via Link to Media Page, the video must be set as Unlisted or Public (see Publishing in Mediaspace). 
  • Embed will create HTML which can be used to embed the video in another web page. NOTE: Embedding a video will override any privacy settings on that video and make it completely public. 
  • Email will allow you to email a video, but it must be Published or Unlisted to be emailed.

Once you have selected how you want to share your media, be sure to click Save.