The Kaltura Media Gallery is a shared repository of videos for a particular course in Canvas that is visible to all instructors and students within the course.
Publishing media to to the Kaltura Media Gallery from My Media is fairly straightforward, and is a faster way to share media in bulk with your students than by publishing each video to a page using the Rich Content Editor. However, media added to the Kaltura Media Gallery cannot be organized into folders; if you would like to organize your video content, consider publishing each video to a page in your course.
By default, students have the ability to upload their own videos to the Media Gallery and leave comments on videos. Instructors can choose to enable moderation, which requires student-uploaded videos to be approved by an instructor before they are visible to the rest of the class. Additionally, the ability for students to comment on videos can be disabled.
This tutorial walks through the process of importing videos to Kaltura Media Gallery and adjusting its permissions.
By default, Kaltura Media Gallery does not appear in your course navigation. You can enable it for use in your course on your course Settings page in the Navigation tab.
On the Edit Media Gallery page, scroll down to the Options section and select the Moderate content (media will not appear in media gallery until approved by the gallery manager) checkbox.
If you would like to prevent students from commenting on videos in the Media Gallery, you can also uncheck the checkbox labeled Enable comments in Media Gallery.
Select the Save button to save your settings. You can double check that the settings are working properly by accessing Student View from your course settings to upload a video as the Test Student. If moderation is enabled, you should get a notification when you upload the video saying “Some media may not be published until approved by the media moderator.”
To add media to your Media Gallery, you can either select pre-existing content from My Media, select media from the campus Shared Repository, or upload new content.
If you’d like to add content from My Media, the checkbox to the left of each video title in the list that appears under the My Media tab that loads by default on the Add Media page.
If you’d like to add media that has been shared on the campus-wide Shared Repository (which includes any content previously uploaded to Kaltura), you can do so by selecting the 1 Shared Repository menu and choosing Shared Repository. Then you can use the search bar to find your media and add it the same way as in the My Media tab.