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Kaltura Media Platform

Kaltura is an external media management, authoring, and streaming system integrated within the Blackboard LMS. It comes with an easy-to-use rich feature set.

Kaltura has a suite of features that allow you to easily integrate video into your course to increase student engagement. Kaltura provides a better viewing experience by adapting to the best stream for the type of device and network connection. Kaltura lets you:

  • Upload Videos, images, and audio to Blackboard
  • Embed YouTube videos in Blackboard course content
  • Record your screen, webcam, audio, and PowerPoint
  • Create in-video quizzes
  • Sync PowerPoint slides
  • Attach closed captioning files to videos for accessibility purposes
  • Attach supporting materials to videos, like documents, spreadsheets, or presentations
  • Insert chapters and slides to make navigating video selections easier
  • Create clips and trim videos
  • Add video collaborators as Editors and Publishers
  • Share video among your other courses in Blackboard
  • Usage analytics

Getting Started

See our Kaltura training resources in the Learning Library tab to get started.


  • 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 Blackboard, within assignments, discussion forums, wikis, and journals
  • Measure student engagement with video analytics

The Teaching and Learning Centre has a collection of resources and tutorial videos to help you use Kaltura in your teaching practice. If you need help using Kaltura, visit our Help and Support section below.


How to Install Kaltura Capture PDF
How to Record a Video PDF 
How to Save, Upload, and Process your Video  PDF
How to Delete Unwanted Video Segments PDF
How to Add Quiz Questions to a Video PDF
How to Add Captions PDF
How to Create a Timeline PDF
How to Share your Video Using a Link PDF
How to Embed your Video into a Blackboard Course PDF
Student Instructions - Uploading a Kaltura Assignment PDF
Using Express Capture to Record a Video PDF

Help and Support

If you’d like one-on-one support on Kaltura, contact the Teaching and Learning Centre at There are also faculty development workshops available.

Register for a Kaltura Workshop