Working with Video (Kaltura, Canvas, Zoom, and PowerPoint)

Embedding a video from Kaltura into Canvas

These instructions presume your video is already in Kaltura. If you need to upload your video to Kaltura, see “Uploading a previously recorded video” for detailed instructions. If you have not yet recorded your video, you can record a webcam video directly into Kaltura using Kaltura Express Capture.

In Canvas, you can embed a video from Kaltura into Assignments, Discussions, or anywhere you have access to a text box with the rich content editor. The rich content editor (RCE) is the toolbar at the top of a text box that shows you formatting options such as bold, italics, font size, list formats, etc.


  1. Click the “Embed Kaltura Media” button () in the toolbar across the top of the text editor. A list of all your videos in Kaltura will appear after a brief delay. Please be patient as it normally takes around 20-30 seconds to load.
  2. Find the video you want to embed in the list provided and click the blue “Select” button to the right of it. If you want to embed a larger version of your video, select the drop-down arrow next to the “Select” button and choose “Large.” Do not select “Small” as that removes certain player controls when the video is embedded.
  3. Your video will be placed in the text editor. You can add any necessary text below your video and then click “Post Reply,” “Save,” or “Next” as appropriate.


If your video has been recently uploaded to Kaltura you will see a “media is being processed” animation where you expect your video to be.

Processing time depends on the length of the video and the number of other videos Kaltura is processing.  It will appear once it has completed processing, though you may need to refresh your page to see it. You can embed a video that is still processing in Kaltura.



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