Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn User Guide

This guide is intended for users of the Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn.

The following documentation is available for information about Kaltura's Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn:

Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn Setup Guide

Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn Installation and Upgrade Guide

Kaltura Video Quiz Blackboard Gradebook Integration Deployment Guide

Kaltura Video Quiz Blackboard Gradebook User Guide

Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn - Release Notes

Section 1 Overview of Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn

About the Kaltura Tools

The tools available may vary and depend on your administrator's setup configuration. In some cases, the tools may have different names or may not be available.

To add My Media to the My Institution tab

  1. Login to Blackboard Learn as a system administrator.
  2. Go to System Admin > Communities > Tabs and Modules > Modules > My Media.
  3. Click on the arrow near My Media and select Edit Properties.
  4. Under the Availability section set the following:
    1. System Availability: Yes
    2. Available to: Choose either ‘Everyone’ or specify Specific Roles.
  5. Click ‘Submit’. The My Media link appears in the My Institution Tab.

Please refer to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x Setup Guide for further instructions on roles and permissions when accessing My Media.

To add the Media Gallery to the Course Tools Menu

  1. Open a course page from your Courses tab.
  2. In the Course Menu, click the ‘+’ button at the top left and click “Tool Link”.
  3. In the Add Tool Link dialog give the shortcut a name and choose “Media Gallery” under Type. Make sure to check “Available to Users”.
  4. Click Submit. The Media Gallery link is added to the Course Menu and is accessible to all enrolled users. The Course Tools is available to Faculty only. The shortcut name given in the Add Tool Link, in this example, Course Videos is added to the upper left panel.

Section 2 Interacting with Media

My Media - Upload/Add Media

Upload Media From Your Desktop

Express Capture

Create Media Using Your Webcam Recorder and/or Microphone

Keyboard Shortcuts

YouTube Entries

Add Media From YouTube

Replace a YouTube Link

Analytics for YouTube Entries

Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Capture Workflow

Documentation Guides

Video Quiz

How Does Video Quiz Work?

Product Information

Kaltura Video Quiz Information Guides

LMS Integration Guides

Viewing Media

Refresh My Media

Media Comments

Comment On a Media Item

Display Comments

Reply To a Comment

Delete a Comment

Section 3 Sorting, Filtering, and Searching Through Content

Types of Search Pages

Media Search 

Galleries Search

How to Read the Media Search Results

Show More

Search Filters

Keywords and Filters Logic

Section 4 Managing Your Media

Access the Edit Media Page

Edit Media Metadata

Schedule Media

Enable Clipping, Disable Comments, and Close Discussion

Change Media Owner and Add Collaborator

Set and Modify Thumbnails

Download Media

Upload and Manage Captions

Add Attachments

Manage Chapters and Slides Via the Timeline Tab

Replace Media

Customize the Entry Display

Delete the Entry

Launch the Editor

Section 5 Entry Level Analytics

Access Entry Level Analytics


Views on Playback

User Engagement

User Engagement Heatmap

Metrics Over Time

Engagement Funnel

Top Countries

Devices Overview

Top Domains

Section 6 Quiz Reporting (Analytics)

Section 7 Sharing Media

Share a Link to a Media Page

Embed a Media Item

Section 8 The Kaltura Media Gallery

Create and Add Media to Media Gallery Playlists

Manage a Media Gallery

Section 9 Publishing Media

Publishing Media from the My Media Page

Publishing Media from the Media Gallery

Section 10 Channel/Course Analytics

Section 11 Embed Media through Rich-Text Editor

Section 12 Add New Media and Re-purpose Existing Media in Other Tools and Content Areas Via the Mashup Tool

Section 13 Share Content Outside of Blackboard Learn

Grabbing a Player Embed Code

Creating a Deep Link to a Mashup Item

Section 14 Add Media to Courses from the Kaltura Management Console (KMC)

Section 15 Add Curriculum and Library Media to the Faculty Repository from the KMC

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