Using the Kaltura Browse Search and Embed (BSE) Feature

This article describes how to use the Kaltura Browse Search and Embed (BSE) feature. 

This article pertains to the Browse Search and Embed feature v3. 

The Browse Search and Embed feature is set up by your system administrator in the Browseandembed module.  For additional information see the article Best Practices for Upgrading BSE Versions.

Embedding Kaltura Media through the Rich-Text Editor

The KAF rich text editor integration may be used to embed media where the rich-text editor is available, such as in announcements, assignments, discussions, forums, etc.

To embed Kaltura media through the rich-text editor
  1. Click on a menu item in which the rich-text editor is available. For the purposes of this article, we show a Canvas user clicking on the Announcements menu item.

    The page associated with that menu item displays. For the purposes of this article, we show the Announcements page.
  2.  Click the button to add (here we clicked on the + Announcement button). The rich-text editor displays.
  3. Click the Embed Kaltura Media button. The appearance of the Embed Kaltura Media button may vary depending on your site, but in our example, it displays as follows: The Embed Kaltura Media window displays.
    A user can browse and search media to embed from My Media or from any other source configured (Media Gallery, Shared Repository, and Media Gallery Playlists, for example), then embed it into a content type of the hosting application.
    Note: In order to embed Media Gallery Playlists,
    1. Your Administrator must enable the channelplaylists module
    2. Your Administrator can (optionally) set a dedicated playlist player, and
    3. The Course Owner must create a Media Gallery Playlist
  4. You can add new media or select from existing media. 

    1. To add new media:
      1. Choose the appropriate source (for example, My Media, Media Gallery, Shared Repository, or Media Gallery Playlists). The Kaltura Media Search is available in every tab. For more information see the KAF Search Functionality.
      2. Click the + Add New button to see the list of options for adding media. See My Media Upload/Add Media for more information. 
      3. After upload is complete, you change the embed settings by clicking on the Settings icon:Access to change the embed settings depend on your site's configuration. If configured, you can select different players and player sizes that have been pre-configured by your system administrator for the type of media you choose to embed. See note about Save and Embed Settings.   
      4. Click the </> Save and Embed button.

    2. To select from existing media:
      1. Choose the appropriate source (for example, My Media, Media Gallery, Shared Repository, or Media Gallery Playlists). The Kaltura Media Search is available in every tab. For more information see the KAF Search Functionality.
      2. For the desired menu item, you change the embed settings by clicking on the Settings icon:Access to change the embed settings depend on your site's configuration. If configured, you can select different players and player sizes that have been pre-configured by your system administrator for the type of media you choose to embed. See note about Save and Embed Settings.  
      3. Click the </>Embed button.

  5. After media added or selected, you may:  
    1. Type a topic title
    2. Choose where to post this media
    3. Add attachments
    4. Make additional configurations related to posting time, comments, podcasts, and likes
  6. Click Save.

Refresh Button

The “Refresh” button is available in the Embed Kaltura Media window. You can refresh the media in My Media, Media Gallery, Shared Repository, and Media Gallery Playlists view the recently added entries. Due to caching constraints, an entry may appear in the search results for example, but may not appear in the My Media page. The Refresh option overcomes this constraint and displays the most recently added entries.This also allows better support for Kaltura Capture workflows. 

Save and Embed Settings Note

  • For the Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard, Thumbnail Embed and Auto Play are ON by default, and so the buttons are not available. The Max Embed Size feature (sizing) is available for Blackboard beginning KAF version 5.85 and Kaltura Building Block version 5.2.5 or later.
  • For the Kaltura Video Package for Moodle, the Max Embed Size, Thumbnail Embed and Auto Play features are available from KAF version 5.85 and Moodle version 4.2.0 or later.
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