Uploading Videos to Canvas

Videos in courses at the Whiting School's Engineering for Professionals program will be uploaded using the Kaltura app. The benefits to uploading this way include better playability on mobile devices and improved streaming for students with weaker internet connections, as well as easier captioning, editing, and video player controls.

Note: Videos must be added to courses using the tools recommended by your school and should not be added to the Files area or by using the Document tool in Canvas.

Adding a Video Directly to a Content Area

The simplest way to upload a video to Canvas is to use the tool in the Rich Text Editor. The process will be the same in most areas of the course which use the text editor, such as Pages, Announcements, and Discussions.

  1. From the content editor select the Embed Kaltura Media icon
    • If the icon does not appear:
      • It may be hidden due to page scaling, select the vertical three dot More item to expand the menu
      • If the Kaltura icon is not present in the menu bar select the Apps item and then Embed Kaltura Media from the list
  2. This will open the Kaltura Media interface within the page, it may take a moment to load. 
    • To add a new video from your computer:
      1. After it has loaded, click Add New and then Media Upload
      2. Chose the video file you want to upload by clicking Choose a file to upload and selecting the file from the system file browser
      3. While the video uploads, fill in the fields for title, description, and tags as needed
      4. Once the video has finished uploading, the progress bar will turn green and say "Upload Completed!" after which you will click the Gear Icon (Do not select Save and Embed, which will embed the video at a smaller size)
      5. Press Embed to add the video to the content area
        Note: If you see 'Error No source video was found - Entry in progress' do not worry, the video is still processing and will appear as expected soon, you may continue editing your content
    • To add an existing video you have already uploaded to Kaltura:
      • Find the video you wish to upload either by scrolling in the page, searching My Media (1) and/or filtering your media (2), and then select the Embed button next to the video mceclip3.png
  3. The rich text editor box will now show the video and you may save/publish the item