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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Kaltura Virtual Classroom

 

Teaching with Kaltura Virtual Classroom - For Instructors

Kaltura's Virtual Classroom is video conferencing software embedded in Canvas, which can be used for synchronous (live) online lectures. This tool is designed to engage your learners with tools such as breakout rooms, quizzes, video/audio capability and more. 

For an introduction to the Kaltura Virtual Classroom and its features, please view this Exploring Kaltura Virtual Classroom resource.

Kaltura Virtual Classroom Instructions- For Student

You can play this video live for your students at the first class or add it to the getting start section for your first module in Canvas.

Instructions for Students

To join your Kaltura Virtual Classroom session during the [enter your time] follow the instruction below:

  1. Select the Media Gallery link on the left side of the course, and
  2. Select Join Meeting near the top right corner of the Media Gallery.

Kaltura Video Platform

Kaltura’s Video Platform is a centralized online video screen recording tool that is embedded in Canvas. Kaltura offers a suite of features that allow you to easily integrate video into your course to increase student engagement. It is recommended that you upload your video content to the Kaltura Video Platform, in order to free up valuable file storage space within your Canvas course. 

The Teaching and Learning Centre is offering Kaltura Video Platform workshops in June, July, and August 2020 to provide instructors with a basic introduction of this tool. 

For more information on the features of Kaltura Virtual Classroom or Google Meet refer to the comparison chart.

Examples

  • Embed quizzes within video to let your students self-evaluate their learning
  • Easily associate closed caption files with videos for accessible learning
  • Create a course media gallery (a YouTube-like channel) that you and your students can use to upload video, images, and audio. Then, make it social and allow commenting.
  • Students can upload/create videos in Canvas to post in assignments and discussion forums
  • Measure student engagement with video analytics

The Teaching and Learning Centre has a collection of resources below to help you use the Kaltura Video Platform in your teaching practice. 

Resources

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How to Upload an Existing Video into Kaltura

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How to Install Kaltura Capture

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How to Record a Video

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How to Save, Upload, and Process your Video 

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How to Delete Unwanted Video Segments

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How to Add Quiz Questions to a Video

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How to Add Captions (if you already have a .srt file)

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How to Share your Video Using a Link

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How to Embed your Video into a Canvas Course

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Student Instructions - Uploading a Kaltura Assignment

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Using Express Capture to Record a Video

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Porting Video Content from Blackboard to Kaltura

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How to Resolve Audio Issues in Kaltura Virtual Classroom

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How to Resolve Login Issues in Kaltura Virtual Classroom

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How to Clear Your Chat History in Kaltura Virtual Classroom

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Help and Support

If you’d like one-on-one support using the Kaltura Virtual Classroom or the Kaltura Video Platform, book an appointment with a Teaching and Learning Centre staff by filling out a:

Support Request Form