Embedding a video from Kaltura into Canvas

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.

  • Students can embed videos in Assignments where the submission type is a text box by going to the assignment in Canvas and clicking the “Submit Assignment” button.
  • Students and instructors can embed videos in Discussions by clicking “reply” to the discussion or to any individual post.
  • Instructors can embed videos anywhere they have access to a text box (Assignment instructions, Discussion instructions, Quiz instructions or questions, Pages, etc.).

There are currently 2 versions of the rich content editor

The original RCE has two lines of formatting tools and looks like this:

The new RCE has one line of formatting tools and looks like this:

Using the Original Text Editor

  1. Click the “Embed Kaltura Media” button () in the toolbar across the top of the text editor.
  2. A list of all your videos in Kaltura will appear after a brief delay. It normally takes around 20-30 seconds depending on your internet connection. (If you need to upload your video to Kaltura, see “Uploading a previously recorded video” for detailed instructions.)
  3. Find the video you want to embed in the list 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.”)
  4. Your video will be placed in the text editor. You can add any necessary text below your video and then click “Post Reply,” “Submit Assignment,” or “Save” as appropriate.

Using the New Text Editor

  1. Click on the three vertical dots on the right side of the toolbar in the editor (the “More” button).
  2. In the additional toolbar that appears below, click on the Apps icon (the one that looks like an electrical plug). This will open another window listing the apps.
  3. In the list of apps, click on the words “Embed Kaltura Media” – not “Kaltura Media Gallery” It won’t look like you can click on “Embed Kaltura Media” because your mouse pointer won’t change to indicate that it’s a clickable link, but that is where you need to click.
  4. A list of all your videos in Kaltura will appear after a brief delay. It normally takes around 20-30 seconds depending on your internet connection. (If you need to upload your video to Kaltura, see “Uploading a previously recorded video” for detailed instructions.)
  5. Find the video you want to embed in the list 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.”)
  6. Your video will be placed in the text editor. You can add any necessary text below your video and then click “Post Reply,” “Submit Assignment,” or “Save” as appropriate.

Notes

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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