Kaltura - Advanced Video Embed Options

Kaltura is the video portal for instructors, students, and staff across the Universities of Wisconsin. Kaltura is fully integrated with Canvas, so it's easy for users to embed their Kaltura videos into Canvas courses. If video owners want more flexibility than Kaltura's default embed options offer, Kaltura's "Embed Settings" opens up more options.

Note: These features were enabled on 05/20/2019.

Embed Settings button

To use Kaltura's Embed Settings, go to any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc, which allows you to edit text.
1) Click Edit or Reply to open the text editing view.
2) In the new Rich Content Editor, click the asterisk-shaped My Media button (or click the electrical plug-shaped Apps icon > View All My Media)

 Kaltura new Rich Content Editor with the My Media and Apps icons highlighted.

3) On the My Media page, scroll to the video you want and click the gear icon to the right of the title.
Kaltura My Media page with gear icon and embed button to the right of the title of a video.
4) Select the options you want, then click Embed
Embed Options screen with options for player, embed size, thumbnail embed, and autoplay displayed.


The Embed Settings screen offers the following options:

Choose Player

Embed the default video player; a "Download and Share Player" which exposes download, permalink, and social media sharing options to viewers; a "Simplified Player" with fewer features exposed; or a "Transcript Player" which provides an expanded view of captions during playback.
Choose Player menu with Default Player, Download and Share Player, and Simplified Player.

Audio-Only Player

For audio-only files, Kaltura automatically selects an audio-only player which takes up less screen space than the video player. Users can choose two sizes: 350x80 pixels or 600x80 pixels.
Audio Player 350 by 80 pixels

Max Embed Size

Choose a small (400x285 px), medium (608x402 px), or large (900x507 px) video player for your users.
Max Embed size menu with the sizes listed above as options.

Auto Play

Choose whether a video plays automatically on page load or not.

Start & End Time

Show users a selected clip of a larger video by setting the video to start and end playback at specific times. Note: users can still choose to play the entire video.
Start and End Time fields, with options to designate at which point in the playback of a video begins or ends.
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Keywordskaltura, video, media, insert stuff, audio player, video sizeDoc ID91698
OwnerThomas A.GroupUWSA DLE
Created2019-05-10 14:06:01Updated2024-03-21 13:58:54
SitesUW Green Bay, UW Parkside, UW Stout, UW System Administration DLE, UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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