Using Mashups for Student Posts

The media tools inside UNM Learn make it possible for students to upload existing audio or video files, or create new ones, then use the Mashups menu/ Kaltura Media to add them anywhere they have the Content Editor (the text formatting tools).   Add an extra dimension to Discussions/ Journals/ or Blogs, or have them submit video or audio files through the Assignment tool. 

(Note: The Center for Digital Learning is offering regular open labs, where you can get one-on-one answers to questions about YOUR course.  Take a look at the schedule:  Workshops and Open Labs Schedule .)

Creating Media - Kaltura Capture or 'A La Carte'

Like instructors, students can create videos by downloading, linking and using the Kaltura Capture desktop recording app.  Once Capture is set up correctly, completing a recording gives the option to upload the video to My Media in UNM Learn.  In the steps below, once a video has been loaded to My Media, the user simply needs to select the desired video.

Instructors and students can also record videos 'a la carte' on their phones etc., and save them to their computer or other storage device.  This workflow means there are a couple of steps to upload the video to their My Media collection, as illustrated below.

Using Mashups to add media to a Discussion Post:

What instructors need to do:
   Add a Tool Link for the Discussion Board   
   Create a Discussion Forum
   Provide instructions for your students
http://online.unm.edu/help/learn/students/media/student-media-mashup.html )

What students do:
1. Open the correct Discussion Forum.
2. Click Create Thread.
3. If necessary, turn down the chevrons to see all the formatting tools.
4. Click Mashups > Kaltura Media.

Screenshot showing the content editor.  Turn down the chevrons if you do not see the full toolset.  You want Mashups/ Kaltura Media.


The My Media screen will open.  My Media stores all the materials that person has uploaded/ created.   

If the desired file is already in the list, the student just needs to click Select
The discussion post window will open with the thumbnail of the video added; it may appear as a yellow box. 
Click Submit.  

Users who have created their videos using tools other than Kaltura Capture must first upload them. To do this:

1. Click Add New/ Media Upload. 

The My Media screen opens. Now Select existing files or use Add New to upload or create new.


2. The Upload Media screen will open.  Drag and Drop or click Choose a file to upload/ Browse the computer, select a file and click Open.
3. The upload will begin immediately.  The name of the file will appear top left in the gray bar, and will be populated in the Name field, minus the file extension.
4. When finished, modify the Name, add Description and Tags.  Click Save.
The green bar at the top will indicate that your changes have been saved (not pictured).
5. They will click Save and Embed.
6. This will take them back to the Create Mashup Item screen with a placeholder for their new media item added.  If they have not already done so, they will need to enter a Title (required). Description is optional. 
7. When ready, they will click Submit and their discussion thread with video will be posted.


Using Mashups to add media to an Assignment:

What instructors need to do:
   Create and Link an Assignment

   Provide instructions for your studentshttp://online.unm.edu/help/learn/students/media/student-media-mashup.html )

What students do:

  1. Navigate to the assignment. 
  2. Open it. 
  3. Click the Write Submission button.
    If necessary, turn down the chevrons to see all the formatting tools.
  4. From the bottom row, click Mashups/ Kaltura Media.
  5. The My Media screen will open.  My Media stores all the materials that person has uploaded/ created. 

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If the desired file is already in the list, the student just needs to click Select
The Assignment Submission window / Write Submission will open with the thumbnail of the video added; it may appear as a yellow box. 
They click Submit.  

Users who have created their videos using tools other than Kaltura Capture must first upload them. To do this:

1. Click Add New/ Media Upload. 
2. The Upload Media screen will open.  Click Choose a file to upload.
3. Browse the computer.  Select a file and click Open.
4. The upload will begin immediately.  The name of the file will appear top left in the gray bar, and will be populated in the Name field, minus the file extension.
5. When finished, modify the Name, add Description and Tags.  Click Save.
The green bar at the top will indicate that your changes have been saved (not pictured). Click Save and Embed.
6. The My Media screen will load with their new file added. Click Select.
7. This will take them back to the Create Mashup Item screen with a placeholder for their new media item added.   If they have not already done so, they will need to enter a Title (required). Description is optional.  When ready, they will click Submit.