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Kaltura MediaSpace (if you’re not using Sakai or Canvas)

Posted at 12:41 p.m. Nov. 6, 2015, by in Kaltura

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Kaltura is a video-streaming service at Rutgers, integrated into Canvas and Sakai. It could be compared to a private YouTube for Rutgers. Faculty, you can upload videos you’ve made previously, then share them with links or by embedding in a course page. Kaltura also includes tools to create new videos and presentations including combinations of webcam video, audio, slideshows, and screencasts.

IMPORTANT: don’t use these instructions if you want to share video with students in Canvas or Sakai site! Return to Multimedia support.

Log into Kaltura MediaSpace

  1. Point your browser to: (Note if you have uploaded videos previously through Sakai or Blackboard, they will be here:
  2. In the top-right corner, click the “Guest” drop-down menu and select “Login”
  3. From the Rutgers CAS sign-in page, log in with your NetID and password
  4. If your faculty account is working, you’ll now see an “Add New” menu to the left of your name at the top right (if not, contact IDT at (856) 225-6090 or

Upload existing video (from your computer)

Be careful to respect copyright laws. Contact your Rutgers librarian if you’re not sure.

  1. From the “Add New” menu, select Video Upload
  2. Click the button “Choose a file to upload”
  3. Browse to find and select the video (or just audio) file on your computer
  4. Wait until the Upload Media page displays the message “Upload completed”
  5. Complete the short form for details about the file:
    1. Name of video is required
    2. Description and tags are only required if file may be published for wide-spread sharing
    3. Visibility defaults to “Private”; change to “Unlisted” to share with students, but not the public (note: you can always change these settings later)
    4. Click Save button
  6. Click link to “Go to My Media”

Create new recording

Share video

  1. To see all your videos, click My Media from your name in the top-right corner
  2. Click on the video you wish to share
  3. Under the video, at the right, click the Actions drop-down and select Publish
  4. Select Unlisted and click the Save button

    MediaSpace publishing status

  5. After saving with publishing status “unlisted,” select the Share tab to either:
    1. To send a link to the video: click “Link to media page” tab, click in URL (web address), copy and paste it into your message
    2. To embed your video in a web site, click the “Embed” tab, click in embed code, copy and paste into your web editor.
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