The University of Iowa

Where is migrated content stored?

Any of your media that was able to be automatically migrated from Kaltura to UICapture has been placed in your My Folder in UICapture. From there, you can move the content into the appropriate course/department folder that the content should be associated with.

If you need to use a video in more than one course, you can employ the Reference Copy feature once it is released on January 8th, 2022. Read more about Reference Copies:

What can I do with this content?

Move to a Course Folder:

If you don’t already have an existing course folder, you can generate one by opening the UICapture navigation tool in your ICON course. If you don’t intend on using your UICapture course folder and would like to embed content into course pages/modules instead, it is still recommended to move the content to your course folder to ensure that only the appropriate students have access to the course content.

One of the benefits to using a course folder to store your course content is that UICapture will automatically maintain permissions for students and instructors in your courses. This will ensure that your students, other instructors, and support staff can access this content appropriately without manage individual user permissions for each video.

Move to a Department Folder:

Requesting a new UICapture Department Folder:

Department folders can be used to store and distribute both public content that is intended to be shared and distributed widely as a department as well as for internal content that needs to be restricted to a group of individuals, anyone with a HawkID, or a mix of the above.

Once a department has been established, a home page can be set up to market specific content within the department to both internal and external users.

Move to another folder

If you have another folder that will be used for your content (a DOE “CORE” folder as an example), you can use the regular drag-and-drop, copy, or move tools in UICapture to move the content to where you need it.

Leave the content in your "Kaltura Migrations" folder:

While it is fine to leave this content in this folder if it is not being shared elsewhere, it is recommended to move it if it is going to be shared with other individuals.

Also please be aware that this migrated content falls under the same 4-year retention process ( that applies to all other content in UICapture.

Organizing Content


Folders can be used as the first layer of organization. This is a hard line between content if you prefer a strong structure for your content organization.


Playlists can be used to group content into blocks both within a single folder, but they can also be used to pull in content from another folder as long as appropriate permissions are in place. If you’d like to bring in content from another folder as an individual video the Reference Copy feature will be available in UICapture starting January 8th, 2022.

Playlists can be used to embed multiple sessions into ICON:


Tags are a soft organization structure within UICapture. These tags can be used to group content both within a single folder, but students can also subscribe to the tags that you use to curate a list of content that they need to watch.

Can I review sample content that is converted and migrated from Kaltura to UICapture?

Yes, please review sample Kaltura content that was converted and migrated to Panopto (UICapture). Note that the example content consists of videos provided by Panopto.

Migrating Content

Uploaded videos or content recorded with Kaltura Capture

This content was able to be migrated automatically. It can be found in your My Folder in UICapture initially. If there is other audio/video content that you need to import, that can be uploaded to a folder in UICapture.

Video Quizzes

Because there is a disparity in how quizzes are listed in videos as well as question type implementations, Video Quizzes are not able to be automatically migrated. The underlying video content will be moved, but the quiz content will either need to be manually added to the videos in UICapture, or the UICapture videos could be added to ICON quizzes, if you’d rather employ the ICON quiz tool for the questions.

If you’d like to restrict the ability to seek and use the variable speed playback options when watching quiz content, there is a setting that is available for each UICapture video:

Youtube Videos

In Kaltura, YouTube videos are only able to be displayed as standalone assets. UICapture on the other hand will only allow YouTube videos to be attached to other videos/lectures. Because of this, YouTube assets from Kaltura will not be migrated automatically. If you need a bumper video to add a YouTube video to, this short clip can be used. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you need assistance in migrating this content.


UICapture doesn’t support standalone image assets so these assets are not going to be automatically migrated. If you need to share an image gallery there are some other options for distributing this content.

Producing new content in UICapture

There are a few different paths you can use to produce content in UICapture.

Panopto for Windows/macOS: A desktop app available to record your webcam/microphone, displays, document camera, and other video sources. This application is installed on all university classroom computers.

Panopto Capture: A web-based recording tool similar to the desktop app, but it doesn’t require you to install anything.

Uploading Content: External content can be uploaded as simple video content, or it can be built into multi-stream sessions, if you need that option.

Webcasting: UICapture can be used to live stream content in a few ways.

Zoom Cloud Recording: All Zoom Cloud Recording videos will be imported/migrated to UICapture so you can quickly and easily share them with both internal and external users. Do be aware that course/lecture recordings should not be shared outside of a course in many cases.


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