Adding video to your course has never been easier or more beneficial.

Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other media. The system integrates with Canvas, allowing faculty to create, upload, and share multimedia content with ease. Ideal for any class structure, Kaltura expands the reach and impact of traditional, web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped, and fully online courses.

Lecture Capture lets you choose to automatically record your class session for later on-demand viewing. 

About Kaltura at IU

With Kaltura, instructors can upload media and record their screen or webcam. These features allow them to:

  • Create video assignments
  • Increase active learning through guided lessons
  • Demonstrate concepts to help students better connect with material
  • Jumpstart discussions on course topics and concepts
  • Expand opportunities for critical thinking
  • Introduce themselves and their course to students before classes start

Instructors will also have access to a personal media repository, and each course section will have a dedicated media gallery. The gallery will bring ease to instructor/student, student/student, and student/instructor sharing. 


Captioning and transcript features are now integrated into Kaltura (including Mediaspace and Canvas). The captioning service allows faculty and staff to order captions and transcripts for media uploaded into Kaltura. The captions and transcripts are automatically integrated with the media upon completion.

About Kaltura

Kaltura SaaS Edition is a cloud-based video management system that can be used for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other types of media. The system works with Canvas and accounts are available to Indiana University students, faculty, and staff.

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Access Kaltura

There are several ways to access Kaltura. Follow the instructions below that correspond to your situation.

Via Canvas

In Canvas, to access Kaltura, select one of the following methods:

  • For your personal media storage, click Kaltura: My Media in the Canvas course navigation menu.
  • For media in your Canvas course, click Kaltura: Media Gallery in the Canvas course navigation menu.
  • Select the Embed Kaltura Media link in the Canvas Rich Content Editor.

For detailed information on how to use Kaltura in Canvas, see the Kaltura Video App for Canvas User Guide.

Via Kaltura MediaSpace

If you plan to use Kaltura outside of Canvas, you'll work directly with the web-based video management application known as Kaltura MediaSpace. To create an account and log in:

  1. Navigate to:
  2. At the top right, click Guest and select Login from the drop-down menu. If prompted, enter your IU Network ID.
  3. The first time you log in, a personal media collection called "My Media" will be created for you. To access your collection, at the upper right, click your name, and then select My Media.

Get started with Kaltura

To learn the basics of using Kaltura, consult the following resources:

For more, from short help articles to complete user guides, see the Kaltura Knowledge Center.

Get help

For pedagogical or technical assistance with Kaltura, consult the following resources:

Teaching and learning centers

Instructors can get help using technology in their teaching at the teaching and learning centers on each campus.

UITS Support Center

For help using Kaltura, email the UITS Mission Critical team. You can also contact your campus Support Center directly; note that consultants will be best able to help during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm
  • Friday 7am-5pm
  • Saturday noon-8pm
  • Sunday 10am-10pm


How do we know?