The University of Iowa

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What is Kaltura?

Kaltura, a new online multimedia platform that stores, publishes, and streams media, will be available to University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students after April 8th, 2019.

With Kaltura, users can upload media—including audio files, videos, and images—and assign specific permissions to media, sharing items publicly or privately. No special software is needed to view media uploaded to the platform.  Kaltura’s features also make it easier to capture, edit, and caption videos. 

Kaltura will replace the ShareStream service, which will be retired in June 2019.

We would like to thank the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, TIPPIE College of Business, Distance and Online Education, and University Libraries for partnering with Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology to make this possible.

Kaltura / ICON integration
ICON / Kaltura Integration (KAF)

Instructors and Students can use the Kaltura integration in ICON to upload, convert, record, comment on, and share videos directly from within their ICON course.

Students can upload videos to share with the rest of the class, and instructors can approve the release of those videos to the class. 

Instructors can organize media into playlists, create video quizzes, and view analytics about how their students are engaging with videos in the course. 

 

Kaltura MediaSpace

Kaltura MediaSpace is the website and user interface that allows users to upload, convert, manage, and distribute video and audio content on the web. Users can upload media content to Kaltura MediaSpace, at which point it is automatically converted and optimized for distribution on the web. Media links and embed code are provided as well as users having the ability to add metadata, set permissions, add captions, and do simple edits.

Common Links

Getting Started with ICON Getting Started with MediaSpace How-To Guides
Example video file (right click, save as to download) FAQs  

 

Migration to UICapture

After reviewing Kaltura's usage data over the past few years, consulting with multiple governance and advisory groups, and conducting a review of technical requirements with several Kaltura users, it was found that features in UICapture (Panopto) can provide similar functionality. UICapture has proven to be reliable, with a higher adoption rate at Iowa and includes video quizzing, captioning, instructor-facing analytics, as well as options for non-academic uses.

On December 28, 2021, the University of Iowa will shut down the central Kaltura service. Video content currently located in Kaltura will be migrated to UICapture. Content from Kaltura will be migrated to UICapture over the fall 2021 semester. Any new audio/video content should be added to UICapture.

For more information, check out Kaltura - Migration to UICapture.

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