My Media: Uploading Files to My Media

Canvas users have access to a student centered media content repository powered by Kaltura. My Media allows students and faculty to create and collect audio and video that can be shared within Canvas. Faculty can share media in the Canvas Announcements, Syllabus, Assignments, and Discussions. Students can share media content in Assignments and Discussions.

Media that is created outside of Kaltura My Media can be uploaded to your My Media library.  To upload media click the Account button in Canvas. Select My Media.

My Media in the Canvas Account

Click the Add New button.

Select Media Upload.

Media Upload in the Add New menu

Select the file(s) to be uploaded. 

Kaltura accepts the following file video formats: .flv, .asf, .qt, .mov, .mpg, .avi, .wmv, .mp4, .3gp, .f4v, and .m4v. 

Kaltura also accepts the following audio formats: .flv, .asf, .wmv, .qt, .mov, .mpg, .avi, .mp3, .wav, .aiff, .mpa, and .wma.

Upload media


When the media upload is complete enter a name, description, tags, and invite collaborators.

Upload complete


Media will remain private unless your instructor enables Media Space in Canvas. Private media can be shared by students in Assignments and Discussions using the More External Tools button. 

More External Tools




Keywords:My Media Kaltura Video   Doc ID:57006
Owner:Mike K.Group:UW Stout
Created:2015-10-05 13:26 CDTUpdated:2019-03-13 15:45 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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