Author: Ethan Backus

Sharing Videos in Kaltura My Media

You can either push (Publish) or pull (Embed) a video to HuskyCT.

  1. Publish a video
  2. Embed a Video
  3. Embed a Quiz
  4. Sharing Video in Discussion Boards and other Areas


 

Publish a Video

If you publish, you cannot control where the video is located in HuskyCT.  It will be shared using the HuskyCT tool called Media Gallery. Students will be able to make comments on the videos if you allow it as well as download videos if this option is turned on.  The downloading video option is turned off by default.

  1. To publish, click on the video and then click on Edit > Publish.

  1. Turn on the Published option and you will be shown all the courses you teach or taught.  Click on the course(s) to share the video.  Then click Save.  Be sure to add the tool Media Gallery to your course so students can see it.


Embed a Video

You can select where the video is shared in your course.

  1. To share a video in your course go to the content area where you want to share the video.
  2. Click on Build Content > Kaltura Media.
  3. Select your video and enter the HuskyCT fields then click Submit.


Embed a Quiz

To share a video with a quiz:

  1. In your course go to the content area where you want to share the video quiz
  2. Click on Assessment > Kaltura Video Quiz.
  3. Select your video quiz and enter the HuskyCT fields then click Submit. This will create a column in your Grade Center.


Sharing Video in Discussion Boards and other Areas

  1. In the discussion board when a student creates a thread they are prompted to enter text or optionally they can click on Mashups > Kaltura Media. This option is found in other areas in HuskyCT (i.e. when students submit video homework assignments).

  1. Click on the video you want to share and click Actions > Publish.

  1. Turn on Unlisted and click Save.

  1. Then from the Share button you can retrieve the link to the video or embed url.

 

Editing Media in Kaltura My Media

There are five basic ways to edit a video:

  1. Trim beginning
  2. Trim end
  3. Cut from the middle
  4. Fade in/out
  5. Add a quiz

Accessing the Video Editor:

  1. Go into My Media from HuskyCT or Mediaspace, locate the video you would like to edit and click Edit.

  1. Click on Launch Editor

Note: It is recommended you Save a copy after you’ve made your edits so you don’t overwrite the original. When you save a copy, close the original and open the copy to if you want to continue making edits.

Editor Screen

Controlling the timeline

Drag the zoom marker to increase/decrease how zoomed the timeline is.

Click Show/Hide to Show/Hide the audio track from the timeline.

Moving in small increments on the Editor Timeline:

  • Right Arrow: One second forward
  • Left Arrow: One second backward
  • Alt + Right Arrow: Ten seconds forward
  • Alt + Left Arrow: Ten seconds backward

Setting a Range and Trimming the Beginning or End

To trim media or to create a clip, you must first define the range you want to keep or make a clip from. There are many ways to set a range, and all can be used depending on the accuracy needed and personal preference:

  1. Drag the yellow handlebars of the start or end points with your mouse to set the range which will trim the video.

  1. Enter a start or end time in the real time input field.  The real time marker will position itself on the timeline at this time. Drag either Timeline handlebar to snap it to the Real-Time Marker or click on the trim beginning or trim end to snap to that point

  1. Click anywhere on the Timeline, the Real-Time Marker will position itself there. As above in option two, drag either Timeline handlebar to snap it to the Real-Time Marker or click on the trim beginning or trim end to snap to that point.


Cut from the middle

  1. Navigate to the position on the timeline where you need to cut the video.

  1. Click on the scissors icon.

  1. You will now have two sections

  1. Drag the Timeline handlebar(s) to cut the desired section.


  1. Once you save the video the system will join the two sections.

Fade In/Fade Out

Sometimes a fade in/out is added after cutting a section from the middle.

  1. Select the section where you want to make the fade (if you have only one section you don’t need to select it).
  2. Click on the fade icon and enter the number of seconds for each fade.


Quizzing

Note: Quizzing is not available to students

  1. Open the Quiz Editor and click Start to create a new quiz.  A copy of the media is created, and the original media is retained.

Optional

The next steps include options in the Quiz Editor with their default values. Open each section to modify the default values for the selected media entry. You may revert to defaults at any time.  Click Save after each time you modify any option.

 

  1. Click Details. Default values are displayed.
Upon Submission Resulting Display for the End User
Quiz Name Quiz Name
Welcome Message The message that is displayed on the first screen of the quiz. If you disable the Welcome message display, viewers will not be able to see the Pre-test question list.
Allow Download to Question List Your viewers will be able to download the quiz question list and possible answers before they start playing the media.
Instructions Includes basic instructions on how to complete the quiz.

 

  1. Click Scores to set or modify the scoring options. Default values are displayed.
Upon Submission Resulting Display for the End User
Do Not Show Scores A ‘Thank You’ message will display after submitting the quiz. No scores will be presented to the quiz-taker.
Show Scores

 

Your viewers will see the quiz score page after the quiz is submitted.
Include Answers Your viewers will be able to see correct/incorrect answers, as well as the correct answer’s rationale if you chose to add it during the quiz creation (the “Why” shown below)

 

  1. Click Experience to set or modify the experience options. Default values are displayed.
Upon Submission Resulting Display for the End User
Allow answers change Your viewers will be able to change an answer before submitting the entire quiz, during review mode.
Allow Skip Users will be presented with the “Skip for Now” button.
Allow Download to Question List Your viewers will be able to download the quiz question list and possible answers before they start playing the media.
Do not allow skip Users must submit an answer before proceeding forward.

 

Adding Questions and Answers to Your Quiz

This section describes how to add, edit and delete questions for the media quiz.  After you click the Start button or select to edit an existing quiz, the Quiz Creator screen is displayed on the player.

Use this screen to:

  • Select the question type.
  • Add/Delete Questions
  • Add/Delete Answers
  • Create Hints
  • Create Rational (Why)
  • Add Links (only to questions and reflection but not answers)
  • Shuffle the order of answers

 

Note: It is highly recommended that you place your final question close to the end of the video. After every question, the video continues from the point the video stopped before the question). Placing the final question near the end keeps the user engaged until the video topic is completed.

 

  1. Play the video or move the media’s real-time marker to the desired point in the video’s timeline.  Select a question type by clicking on one of the icons. The following question types are available:
    1. Multiple Choice – Question with only one correct answer.
    2. True/False
    3. Reflection Point – Video pause with text
  2. Once you click the icon you’ll be prompted to enter the question and answers depending on the question type.

Multiple choice (optionally up to four choices):

True/False:

Reflection Type:

For Multiple Choice you’ll want to shuffle the answers after entering the choices so the correct answer is not always the first answer.

You can optionally click and hold on the menu to left of the choices and move the answers to where you want them.

For Multiple Choice and True/False you can add a hint or give rationale for the correct answer.  Students will not see the rationale until they submit their answers.

For any question type, you can add a web link.

To add a link in Windows:

  1. Enter Ctrl K, in MAC Command K. Change the link title to the text to display on the question and change the URL to the desired URL site. eg: [Google|http://google.com]
  2. Click Save after entering each question and optional answers.  Add other questions of any type to the rest of the video.
  3. Click on the Eye icon at the bottom of the video to preview the quiz.

  1. Click Done when you’ve finished editing the quiz.

Editing Information for Videos in Kaltura

This document covers instructions about editing information about a video (i.e. name) as well as adding collaborators, captions, etc.

  1. Go into My Media from HuskyCT, locate the video you would like to edit and click Edit.

We will cover the tabs highlighted below:

Details (shown above): Fill in the various metadata fields.

  1. Name (required)
  2. Description (optional)
  3. Tags (optional): As you type there will be suggestions for tags from tags already used in this account for quick action and to encourage tag consistency.

Options: Turn on/off comments for media and turn on/off clipping for viewers.

Disabling comments and clipping will only affect media added to HuskyCT using the Publish option in Kaltura where the video is stored in the Media Gallery in HuskyCT.  If you embed a video in your course, comments will always be disabled.

Collaboration: Change owner or add/delete collaborators to each video. 

Changing the owner will move the video to that user’s My Media. You will no longer see it.  Adding an Editor will allow that person to do everything the owner can do except add/change collaborators or delete the video.  Adding a Publisher will allow that person to publish/share that video in their HuskyCT course.

Thumbnails: You can change the thumbnail (picture) of the video when it’s embedded in your course.

Downloads: You can turn on/off the ability for you and others to download your video. If you embed a video no one can download it even if this option is turned on. It’s only when you publish/share the video using the Publish option in Kaltura and the video is shared using the Media Gallery in HuskyCT.

Captions: You can upload captions file to the video if you have one.

Attachments: You can attach files to your media. Media viewers may download the file before, during or after viewing the media.

Timeline: You can add, edit, and delete chapters and slides in the Timeline Tab.  Chapters are like bookmarks in the video and can be used to navigate through the video. You can use chapters to mark the beginning of a new topic, highlight important segments, or help navigate through the content of a long video. Chapters are automatically added if you use Kaltura Capture to create a video and you use PowerPoint to display content.  A chapter is created for each new slide.

Replace video: You can replace media, and retain the entry’s metadata, URL and analytics. Only video entries can be replaced.

Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Capture is used to create recordings from your desktop and later upload them to Kaltura > My Media found in HuskyCT.

  1. Open HuskyCT and click on My Media (usually found below the list of courses). Alternatively you can go to http://kaltura.uconn.edu, click on Guest to Login.

  1. Click on Add New > Kaltura Capture

  1. If this is the first time using Kaltura Capture, you’ll be prompted to install it.  Select your operating system.  Otherwise, the application should automatically start.

  1. Select the source(s) you would like to record. You can record up to two sources such as two desktops, or one desktop and a web camera.

The second source (the camera) has been turned off.

  1. Click the Record button (or press Control+Shift+R on Windows or press Command+Shift+R on a Mac), you will see a 5 second count down and then your recording will start.
  2. When the recording begins, the duration of your recording is displayed in the Recording Menu. The Recording Menu will be recorded, unless you minimize it.

  1. To stop recording press the Stop button (white square) or press Control+Shift+S on Windows or press Command+Shift+S on a Mac and you will be prompted with a confirmation box.


Or by clicking the pause/resume recording button (red circle), you can pause or resume your recording at any time.


Press the cancel recording button (grey x) or press Control+Shift+C for Windows or Command+Shift+C for a Mac to discard the recording. You will be prompted with a confirmation box.

  1. After you “stop” your recording you will be directed to the entry page. Enter the following information and click Save & Upload:
    1. Title of Recording
    2. Description
    3. Tags

  1. Your Recording can now be found in My Media

Research

Research

High Performance Computing

The High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities at the University of Connecticut provide our researchers with the power to manipulate, analyze, and store massive amounts of data at high speed.

 

Innovations

Innovations

Below is information about technology we are piloting or considering for our UConn community. You are welcome to attend demonstrations and participate in the evaluation process.

Lecture Capture

Academic IT will be adding a recording option on the touch panel that enables instructors to capture lectures on the fly.

Contact Information

Phone: (860) 486-6540
Email: ait@uconn.edu

iPad

CETL has supported the use of iPads for biology lab testing.

Contact Information

Email: edtech@uconn.edu

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