Kaltura is a video/audio streaming system that provides an easy to use facility for uploading, storing, searching, recording and accessing video and audio material via LEO (Learning Environment Online). Kaltura provides a better viewing and listening experience to engage your students. compared with uploading directly into your unit or via Youtube. Kaltura media allows video to stream in higher quality, automatically adapt to the student internet connection speed and is viewable on most mobile devices.
In summary Kaltura provides:
- staff and student access to uploading video content related to their unit or for assessment
- high-quality streaming videos
- searchable storage of new and existing video libraries
- robust media streaming on mobile devices
- Kaltura videos are private and cannot be viewed by the public.
The Kaltura media assignment is a valuable tool that allows lecturers to create assignments that require students to upload and submit media content as assessment such as a short video demonstration
Kaltura media assignment options include:
- upload video file or a webcam recording
- a screen capture
There are many benefits to using video in assessment
- facilitating thinking and problem solving
- assisting with mastery learning
- inspiring and engaging students
- authentic learning opportunities.
LEO (Learning Environment Online) has a range of media options for creating and sharing media such as recording online lecturers (live classrooms); online participation (Adobe Connect); and creating, storing and sharing media in a safe environment (Kaltura media). These various media options can play a key role in enabling your students to access resources that support learning wherever they are without needing to attend a specific location at a defined time.
The use of video also makes it possible for lecturers to present knowledge in different ways and enable dirrerent forms of interaction with students.
Kaltura media can be used to:
- show real life scenarios
- explain concepts
- act as triggers for discussion.
When using Kaltura media for educational purposes it's important to be aware of the various copyright guidelines and requirements used by the university. These copyright guidelines provide general information about copyrights and responsibilities of staff to ensure compliance with the law. The copyright guidelines are especially important when using another person's video material in your teaching, or when creating your own video resource that features colleagues or students. For more information about copyright for teachers, see Copyright and teaching