D2L - Upload Media via Kaltura Widget

Last Updated: 08/15/2017
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This tutorial is operating system independent.


The following documentation demonstrates the process of uploading a media file via the Kaltura widget from the D2L My Home page.

DVD to Digital Media File Conversion

If your video content is on a DVD, you will first need to convert the DVD to a digital file format before uploading it into Kaltura. If you need assistance with this process, first contact your department to see if an affiliate unit (i.e. ASSETT or ALTEC) can assist you, if not, refer to Norlin Library's Streaming Media Conversion & Upload Service .

Step 1

Log into D2L and the My Home page will appear.

Step 2

Locate the Kaltura Widget and click on the Contribute Media link.

Step 3

You will have two media upload options:

  1. Video
  2. Audio

*Note: The following screenshots will display this process from within the Video tab; however, the process is identical for Audio.

Step 4

With the Upload tab selected from the left side-menu, click Browse.

Step 5

A file selector window will appear. Locate your file and click Open.

Step 6

The selected file will display in the Contribution Wizard. Make sure this is your desired file, then click Upload.

Step 7

Depending on you file size, it may take awhile for your file to upload. Once the file has uploaded, click the Next button.

Step 8

Carefully fill out the Title, Tags, Category, and Description fields. When finished adding you desired informartion, click Next.

*Note: It is highly recommended that users input the course number or your IdentiKey into either the tags, or description field so that the file can be easily found by the search engine.

Step 9

Click Ok to acknowledge that you’ve reviewed the “Important Information regarding Kaltura”.  Clicking Cancel will cancel the upload process, and the file will not be uploaded to Kaltura.


Step 10

Your file will now be uploaded to Kaltura. However, it is important to note that the file may not be ready to insert into your course.

The Kaltura system takes all uploaded files and transcodes into various formats so that they will display correctly on different devices and at different qualities of resolutions.  Once the file has completed the transcoding process it will be visible via the Kaltura search feature inside of D2L To learn more about this process please visit the Inserting Media via Kaltura tutorial.