Kaltura Rich Media Streaming

Last Updated: 11/03/2014

Overview

Kaltura is a rich media streaming service that supports audio and video streams.

How Kaltura is used

Desire2Learn (D2L) Integration

Kaltura has been integrated into D2L, CU-Boulder's online learning environment. This integration allows instructors and students to upload video and audio files into their D2L courses for sharing. Visit the Kaltura - D2L Integration page to learn more.

Kaltura Management Console

CU-Boulder departments or groups that need advanced control over their hosted media can work with OIT to gain access to the Kaltura Managment Console (KMC). This web-based interface provides delegated management of content to individuals within colleges, schools, departments and groups, including group based delegated administration to allow multiple people to share the management of the organization's content. Learn more.

Features

  • Hosted streaming content with a third party service.
  • Provides capabilities to colleges, schools, departments, and groups uploading content, editing and managing rich media content.
  • Provides delegated management of the content to individuals within colleges, schools, departments and groups, including group based delegated administration to allow multiple people to share the management of the organizations content.
  • Provides integration of service with Desire2Learn.
  • Provides alternate sources to upload media.

*Note: The Kaltura service is for media that is being used on a regular basis by a course or for active collaboration, not for long term storage or archival. Inactive files will be subject to removal.

There are a number of long term storage options that you can use to store your videos.

Service Storage Size Are there fees?
Google Drive Unlimited (5 TB file maximum size) None
YouTube No Limit (20 GB per video limit) None
Dropbox 2 GB free Purchase additional storage over 2 GB.

When considering long term storage options, remember to obey all state and federal laws related to using copyrighted materials. Read more about copyright and fair use.

Benefits

  • A robust, reliable location to host rich media content.
  • Content available through a www.colorado.edu address.
  • A “common good” service which decreases organizational infrastructure costs, reduces administrative overhead costs, and provides an environment aligned with technology and information security standards.

Cost

The hosting service is a common good service for the campus and there is no cost to take advantage of it.

Who can get it

Faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty that would like to know more about Kaltura for instructional use can consult with an Academic Technology Consultant.

Departments that would like to know more about the Kaltura Management Console should contact Aisha Jackson.