Add Media to Content Area

With Kaltura Media, it is quick and easy to present individual videos in the context of other course materials (ex. PDFs, Word documents, Web links, etc.) as part of an instructional unit.  The empty Course Information page that comes in your template can be used for this.  Course Information is an example of what Learn calls a Content Area.   Note:  if you would like to add a content area, go to the " + " in the top left corner of the screen/ Add Content Area.  Type a Name.  Put a check in Available to Users.  Click Submit. 

Want to know more about Content Areas and Modules?  Take a look at the Getting Started page (especially Starting From Scratch).

1. Click the link to the Course Information content page (or other Content Area or Module Page you are using).

2. Click Build Content > Kaltura Media

 From the Build menu, select Kaltura MediaFrom any content area, go to Build/ Kaltura Media, under Mashups--the last cluster of choices.

3. This takes you to an area called My MediaMy Media stores all the materials you have uploaded/ created.   To choose material from files you already have in your collection, click Select.

The My Media screen also give you the Add New button in the upper right, for adding or capturing more material before you proceed.  Here is how you upload a video file you have on your computer or an attached storage device.   [ To walk through the other tools, see:  Webcam Recording. CaptureSpace Lite. Screen Recording. ]

My Media - Add New button is up along the top right.  And/ or click Select to choose media that you already have in your My Media collection

4. Click Add New/ Media Upload

5. The Upload Media Screen will load.  Click Choose a file to upload.

The Upload Media screen will load.  Click the button to choose a file.

6. Browse your computer.  Select a file and click Open.

Browse your computer for the desired file.

7. 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.

The upload will begin immediately.

8. When finished, modify the Name, add Description and Tags.  Click Save.

When the upload is complete, modify Name, add Description and Tags as needed.  Click Save.

9. The green bar at the top will indicate that your changes have been saved (not pictured). Click Back to Browse and Embed.

Click Back to Browse and Embed.

10. The My Media screen will load with your new file added. Click Select.

Select the file you want.

11. The Create Mashup Item screen will appear with your media item added.  Add a Title (required) and Description (optional).  When ready, click Submit.

The Create Mashup Item screen will appear, populated with your media choice.

Here is the finished product:

When finished, you have a graphically pleasing link to your media file, with room to add instructions, comments or supporting files.