Assignments - Using Kaltura to upload a Video or Audio File

  • Kaltura is a private video/audio server similar to YouTube, located at the University of British Columbia. 
  • Videos and audio files uploaded to this server will only be accessible to specific people. 
  • If you use the Kaltura Assignment to upload a video or audio file, then only your instructor will have access to that media.


To find out how to upload and submit your assignment, watch this video or scroll down and follow the step-by-step directions provided.

To begin, find your assignment, it will have an icon that looks like this:  Kaltura upload

The assignment will have dates indicating when it is available for you to submit your video/audio file and directions for completing the assignment (see image below). 

Read the directions carefully

Create your video/audio file using a digital camera, smartphone, digital recorder, webcam, etc. and save your file somewhere where you can retrieve it - computer or USB stick are best.

Open up the assignment link in your course website and click the Add Media Submission button.

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This will take you to your MediaSpace.  If the internet browser (Internet Explorer/Edge, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) you are using blocks this page, try an alternate browser.

Click the Add New button and select Media Upload from the drop-down menu:

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Click the Choose a File to Upload button.  Keep in mind, your file must be under 2 GB.  For a list of acceptable file formats, check here

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Find your file and click Open to begin the upload process

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The Upload Media window will display a progress bar and ask for some details to identify your video/audio file; please make sure you fill in this form with the information identified as being required.

Once the upload is completed and you have filled in and saved the form content, you will see a green bar across the top of the page with the words "Your changes have been saved".

Go to the bottom left of the page an click the Back link

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You will be returned to the MediaSpace window and your video/audio file should be at the top of the list; if it is not, use the Search Media to find the file.

Click the Select button to upload the video/audio into your assignment

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Your video/audio will display in the middle of the page

Click the Submit Media button to finish your assignment submission.

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If you encounter any problems or need help with this process, please contact the COTROnline Help Desk:

    • 250-489-2751 local 3737
    • 1-877-489-2687 local 3737 Toll Free North America




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