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  • Kaltura MediaSpace


    MediaSpace is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which allows faculty, staff, and students to upload and distribute various audio and video media formats. Media content uploaded to the MediaSpace server is automatically converted and optimized for hassle-free distribution on the web. Once uploaded, you can use a link or embed code to share your media with others.

    This service is provided by the Minnesota State system.
      

    Accessing the Minnesota State Kaltura MediaSpace site

    1. Navigate to the Minnesota State Kaltura MediaSpace web site (https://mediaspace.minnstate.edu).
    2. Log in using your StarID credentials.

     

    Kaltura Capture recording tool

    Besides uploading media content, you can also use the Kaltura Capture tool to record audio or video content using your webcam, microphone, and/or screen capture. You may find this a useful tool to create narrated presentations for your courses.

    Kaltura offers instructions on how to use the Kaltura Personal Capture tool for recording your own videos on their Overview page.
     

    Using Kaltura MediaSpace and Kaltura Capture

    Winona State University offers how-to documentation on their MediaSpace Knowledge Base site. Although they do not have information specific to Kaltura Personal Capture their site provides a lot of good information about the other tools offered by Kaltura MediaSpace. Note: Please ignore references to CaptureSpace Lite. The new Kaltura Personal Capture tool is replacing CaptureSpace Lite.
      

    Sharing your Media Content within D2L Brightspace

    Kaltura MediaSpace allows you to share your content directly from within your courses in D2L Brightspace. Be sure to review the information in Providing Access to Kaltura MediaSpace Videos in D2L Brightspace (PDF) or watch the video for step-by-step instructions on how to share your videos with your students.

    Captioning Tool

    Kaltura MediaSpace offers a machine-based captioning tool to add captioning to your media. This tool works similarly to the captioning feature for YouTube videos. As is the case with all current machine-based captioning services, your unedited captions will not be compliant for viewers protected by the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). You can edit captions within Kaltura MediaSpace to make them compliant. Instructions are provided in Document 1763: December 2016 - Kaltura MediaSpace Service Changes. (Login with Username in the format StarID@minnstate.edu to view help documentation.)

    In many cases, using the machine-based captioning and completing the necessary edits is sufficient for adding captions to your videos. However, if completing the machine-captioning and editing yourself is too burdensome, please send a request to support@mnstate.edu for assistance. You can then work with Media Services to determine the most effective way to get your materials captioned.