Annoto Administrator Guide

Enabling Annoto

To configure the Annoto module, a MediaSpace administrator should login to the MediaSpace admin page (<MediaSpace site Url>/admin) and navigate to the Annoto module.

If the Annoto Module is not available, please contact your Kaltura representative to add the module to your Mediaspace instance.

General Settings

  • enabled - Enable/Disable the Annoto module.
  • apiKey - Enter the API key provided byAnnoto. This is provided per Partner ID.
  • ssoSecret– Single Sign-On secret matching the API Key provided by Annoto.
  • privateDiscussions - Enables discussions to be private in the scope of Course/Category/Channel. If disabled, discussions on same video entries will be public across Courses/Categories/Channels.

Activation Settings

  • activatedByDefault - If enabled, by default Annoto is active on all the Videos for all Courses/Categories/Channels.
  • activationEditAllowed - If enabled, Authorized Users will be able to activate/deactivate Annoto for specific Courses/Categories/Channels/Videos.

Annoto Activate/Deactivate Permissions

  • activationEditAllowedRoles - Allows to select which roles/users/groups can activate/deactivate Annoto in Courses/Categories/Channels/Videos.

The dropdown has the following options:

  • Specific Users
  • privateOnlyRole
  • adminRole
  • unmoderatedAdminRole

If a role is selected, any role above it is able to activate/deactivate Annoto.
Regardless of the role settings, only users that have access to Kaltura Entry/Channel/Category settings are authorized to activate/deactivate Annoto.

For more information on Roles and Permissions , see Kaltura Roles and Permmisions.

Activate/Deactivate Pemissions based on Users/Groups

To Authorize only specific users or groups to activate/deactivate Annoto

  1. Choose “Specific Users” in the activationEditAllowedRoles drop-down, and follow the following steps:
  2. After “Specific Users” is chosen a submenu is available for adding authorized users and/or groups.
  3. Click on “activationEditAllowedUsers” to add Users/Groups.
  4. Click on the “Select Users/Groups” to add Users/Groups to the list.

  5. Enter the user or group (when you start typing, autocomplete displays suggestions related to what you entered).

For example, here we can see is currently the only one that can activate/deactivate Annoto, All other users will not have the option to Activate/Deactivate Annoto in Courses/Categories/Channels/Videos.

We suggest creating a Kaltura Users Group named for example “annoto_admins” and adding only this group to activationEditAllowedUsers list. For more information on groups see the article on Managing Groups from the MediaSpace or KAF Admin Console.

UX  -  User Experiences Preferences

  • enableTabs- If enabled, the Annoto widget includes tabs on the side for quickly toggling between discussion and private notes.

  • Position - Position of the discussion widget inside the player.


Plugin Settings

  • enablePlayerPlugin - Enables the built-in Player Plugin. If disabled, annoto plugin would not be injected into the Kaltura player by the module. Allows using Kaltura player with custom (non-production) annoto plugin.
  • playerPluginCDN CDN host of the Annoto plugin assets (read-only).
  • analyticsCDN - CDN host of the Annoto analytics assets (read-only).
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