Kaltura Video Package for Moodle Release Notes

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Version 3.1.02 for Moodle 2.4 - 2.6

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Package 3.1.02 for Moodle 2.4, 2.5 & 2.6 released in April, 2014. These release notes are intended for administrators of institutions installing the Kaltura Video Package 3.1.02 for Moodle 2.4 - 2.6 and for Kaltura internal use.

  • Kaltura release 3.1.02 (RL: 2.6.1.1) (2014010901) for Moodle 2.6
  • Kaltura release 3.1.02 (RL: 2.5.1.7) (2013071808) for Moodle 2.5
  • Kaltura release 3.1.02 (RL: 2.4.1.9) (2013041510) for Moodle 2.4

What's New?

  • Added support for Moodle 2.5 and 2.6

Resolved issues

ID

Component

Description

2332

Kaltura Course Media Reports Fixed an error that appears after repeating loading of media reports for a course.

43202

 Publish Fixed the issue with the progress bar hanging when publishing content from My Media.

40311

Kaltura Video Assignment Fixed problem with grading and previewing Kaltura Video Assignments in Moodle 2.5 and 2.6

Known Issues

ID

Component

Description

8283 

Screen Recorder The Screen Recorder in My Media will not be able to upload content unless the user has media in My Media. 

Version 3.1 for Moodle 2.4

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Package 3.1 for Moodle 2.4, released in July, 2013. These release notes are intended for administrators of institutions installing the Kaltura Video Package 3.1 for Moodle 2.4 and for Kaltura internal use. 

Resolved issues

ID

Component

Description

SUP-153

Kaltura Video Assignment link in Activities Block The Kaltura video assignment link in the Activities Block, inside a course, is now working porperly. 

SUP-154

Authenticated Users Permissions Modifying My Media permissions for roles other than ‘Authenticated Users’ is functioning properly. 
Other user roles are able to apply different permissions under the My Media section.

Known Issues

ID

Component

Description

8283 

Screen Recorder The Screen Recorder in My Media will not be able to upload content unless the user has media in My Media. 

Version 3.1 for Moodle 2.4

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Package 3.1 for Moodle 2.4, released in May, 2013. These release notes are intended for administrators of institutions installing the Kaltura Video Package 3.1 for Moodle 2.4 and for Kaltura internal use. The Limitations and Resolved Issues for this version are identical to those of the Kaltura Video Package Version 3.1 for Moodle 2.0 - 2.3.

The Kaltura Video Package 3.1 for Moodle 2.4 does not support previous versions of Moodle.

Known Issues

ID

Component

Description

8283 

Screen Recorder The upload process under screen recorder will not work as expected if the user don't have any media. 

 

Version 3.1 for Moodle 2.0 - 2.3

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Package 3.1 for Moodle 2.0-2.3, released in March, 2013. These release notes are intended for administrators of institutions installing the Kaltura Video Package 3.1 for Moodle 2.0-2.3 and for Kaltura internal use.

This release was tested against Moodle’s latest stable versions introduced until March 2013.

Moodle 2.x does not include Moodle 2.4 for version 3.1 of the Kaltura Video Package.

Known Issues

ID

Component

Description

3053

Resource type URL with Kaltura media

Advanced playback features such as HTML5 delivery, session restriction, and playback analytics, are not supported when using a Type URL resource.  As an alternative, use "page resource" instead.

3433

Backup and restore for course

Shared media and used media via WYSIWYG for a new course is not restored exactly as the source course.

  • Videos shared in the backed up course are not shared in the restored course.
  • Videos used in a restored course will only be available via the File Picker’s used videos after they were viewed in this course.

3012

File Picker

 

After selecting a media item in the File Picker, modifications to the file name have no effect.

3053

Resource type URL with Kaltura media

Advanced playback features such as HTML5 delivery, session restriction and playback analytics are not supported when using Kaltura media in a resource of Type URL. As anlternative, use "page resource" instead.

5341

File Picker

 

The preview of selected file is empty on the insert/edit embedded media page.

5858

Screen Recorder

When Java is disabled, there is no indication that it is required.

Limitations

ID

Component

Description

2855

Roles Definitions

The admin role is not editable. (This is a Moodle limitation.)

3029, 3485

File Picker - Preview window

In the File Picker, when using the 'Insert / edit embedded media' window, the player used in the preview box is  a basic Flash player that does not  include advanced playback functionalities, such as playback on mobile, session restriction and playback analytics.

This behavior is only relevant to the preview window and does not apply to the player used after saving the resource/activity.

3026

File Picker - Preview window

The 'Toggle full screen' button on the player is not functioning on the Preview window when adding video from the File Picker. (This is a platform limitation.)

3643

File picker - Preview window

When choosing a file in List mode, the fields 'Author' and 'Choose License' are redundant, and should be ignored.

3609

Moodle versions

The default capabilities set for Moodle roles are not set properly in older versions of Moodle. It is recommended to use the latest releases of Moodle versions.

5532

Mobile  theme (My Mobile)

The links to My Media and the reports are not accessible when viewing  the site in My Mobile theme.

5850

Kaltura Simple Uploader (KSU)

Uploading documents in the Video Presentation Resource creation requires that your Kaltura account has a certain permission enabled. Please contact Kaltura Partner Support to enable the permission.

5978

Upload media to Kaltura

The fields “save as”; “Author” and “License” do not influence the metadata of the entry in Kaltura.

5648

Upload media to Kaltura

The “Upload media to Kaltura” repository shares the maximum upload size limit with the PHP server.

5996

Debug mode

When debug mode is enabled, "Preview" , "edit" and "share" in My Media do not open on Moodle 2.3.

Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

HTML 5

Full screen display on iPad does not support session restriction. This issue will be fixed in HTML 5 version 1.6.12.25 and on.

Paging on File picker

The number of displayed items on File picker was limited to 9. All the items are now displayed.

Kaltura hosted and CE settings

The status  "Unable to login"  is no longer indicated when changing  the Connection Settings to an incorrect setting and then correcting the setting.  

Hosted reports- Performance issue

The performance problem on some Moodle pages after upgrading to Kaltura package 3.0 (Include hosted reports feature) has been fixed.

Tested Browsers

The following browsers were tested for this release (recommended resolution 1024x768):

  • Safari 5.1.3 on Mac
  • Chrome latest
  • FF 13
  • IE9 on Windows 7

Tested Devices

Platform

Version

Reference Device

iOS

v4.x

iPhone 3GS,  iPad 1, iPad2

v5.x

iPhone 4

BlackBerry OS

v7.0

Blackberry Torch

Android

v3.x (HoneyComb)

Motorola Xoom,

v 4.x+ (ICS)

Galaxy Nexus

Windows Phone

v7.0

HTC HD7

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Version 3.0 for Moodle 2.0 - 2.3

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Package 3.0 for Moodle 2.x released December, 2012.

These release notes are intended for administrators of institutions installing the Kaltura Video Package 3.0 for Moodle 2.x and for Kaltura internal use. This release was tested against Moodle’s latest stable versions introduced until December 2012).

What's New in this Release?

Feature

Description

Screen recording

Easily record the screen along with audio and webcam to create and publish screencasts. Instructors and students can use this feature to record and share lectures, presentations, software tutorials, and much more.

Engagement reports for instructors

Understand how media is used in your course. Get answers to questions like: Are students really watching the videos? Which students watch the videos? Which videos are being watched? Are the videos being watched to the end? Which students contribute media to the course and how does that media fare?

Upload new media from the text editor via the File Picker

Creating a new forum and you suddenly realize that you want to upload media to be included in it? Now you can do it all from the same location. Simply launch the File Picker from the Moodle Media button and upload new media or use media that was uploaded in the past. The same flow exists wherever you have access to the file picker: in assignments, tests, quizzes, wiki pages and more.

Enhanced compatibility with Moodle 2.3 and mobile themes

Compatible with latest Moodle Stable Release and displays videos when working with the default Moodle Mobile theme.

Known Issues 

ID

Module

Description

3053

Resource type URL with Kaltura media

Advanced playback features such as HTML5 delivery, session restriction and playback analytics are not supported when using Kaltura media in a resource of Type URL.

Recommendation: Use "page resource" instead.

3433

Backup and restore for course

In a new course, shared media and used media embedded in a  text editor are not restored exactly as they appear in the source course:

  • Videos shared in the backed up course are not shared in the restored course.
  • Videos used in a restored course are only available via the file picker’s used videos after they are watched in the restored course.

3012

File Picker

 

After selecting a media item in the file picker, changing the name has no effect.

5341

File Picker

 

The preview of a selected file is empty on the insert/edit embedded media page.

5858

Screen Recorder

When Java is disabled, there is no indication it is required.

Limitations

ID

Module

Description

2855

Role definitions

The Admin role is not editable. (This is a Moodle limitation.)

3029, 3485

File Picker - Preview window

When using the 'Insert / edit embedded media' window,  the player used in the preview box is a basic Flash player that does not include advanced playback functionality such as playback on mobile, session restriction and playback analytics.

This behavior is only relevant to the preview window and does not apply to the player used after saving the resource/activity.

3026

File Picker - Preview window

The 'Toggle full screen' button on the player does not function on the preview window when adding video from the File Picker. (This is a platform limitation.)

3643

File picker - Preview window

When choosing a file in List mode, the fields 'Author' and 'Choose License' are redundant, and should be ignored.

3609

Moodle versions

The default capabilities set for Moodle roles is not set properly in older versions of Moodle.

Recommendation: Use the latest releases of Moodle versions.

5532

Mobile theme (My Mobile)

Links to My Media and to the Kaltura Course Media reports are not accessible when viewing the site in the My Mobile theme.

5850

Kaltura simple Uploader (KSU)

Uploading documents when creating a Video Presentation Resource requires verifying that the Kaltura account has a certain permission enabled.

Please contact Kaltura Partner Support if you cannot upload documents when creating a Video Presentation Resource. 

5978

Upload media to Kaltura

The following fields do not influence the metadata of the entry in Kaltura:

  • save as
  • Author
  • License

5648

Upload media to Kaltura

The “Upload media to Kaltura” repository shares the maximum upload size limit with the PHP server.

5996

Debug mode

When debug mode is enabled, "Preview," "edit" and "share" in My Media do not open on Moodle 2.3.

 

Reports

Older players do not report user statistics to Kaltura. Data is not collected and aggregated from the following players for the Engagement Reports: 

  • KDP versions earlier than 3.6.x (End-user level analytics are not reported.) 
  • HTML5 player versions earlier than 1.7.0.6 (Limited functionality may exist.)

To address this limitation:

  • Upgrade KDP to 3.6.x or later.
  • Upgrade HTML5 to 1.7.0.6 or later.
  • (On-Prem) The minimal On-Prem version is Falcon. In addition to upgrading KDP and HTML5, ensure that the On-Prem instance includes the relevant files (swf, HTML5 lib code).  

Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

HTML 5

 

Full screen on iPad does not support session restriction.

This issue is fixed in HTML5 version 1.6.12.25 and later.

Paging on File picker

All items are displayed on the File Picker, and the number of items displayed is not limited to 9 as before.

Tested Browsers

The following browsers were tested for this release (recommended resolution 1024x768):

  • Safari 5.1.3 on Mac
  • Chrome 19
  • FF 13
  • IE9 on Windows 7

Tested Devices

Platform

Version

Reference Device

iOS

v4.x

iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPad 2

v5.x

iPhone 4

BlackBerry OS

v7.0

Blackberry Torch

Android

v3.x (HoneyComb)

Motorola Xoom,

v 4.x+ (ICS)

Galaxy Nexus

Windows Phone

v7.0

HTC HD7

 

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Version 2.0 for Moodle 2.0 - 2.3

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Package 2.0 for Moodle 2.x released July, 2012.

These release notes are intended for administrators of institutions installing the Kaltura Video Package 2.0 for Moodle 2.x and for Kaltura internal use. This release was tested against Moodle’s latest stable versions introduced until May 2012 (not including 2.3).

What's New in this Release?

Feature

Description

My Media Gallery – Upload Media Once, Use Everywhere

Each user has a personal, searchable My Media gallery for uploading, managing, and sharing media. Users are able to use and reuse any of the videos in this repository in various locations within Moodle as well as across various Kaltura applications in the institution. Additionally they can use this gallery to mark which of their videos will be available for use by authorized users in specific courses.

Add Media Anywhere in Moodle via the File Picker

Kaltura integrates with the Moodle File Picker and with the WYSIWYG editor as an external repository. This simple flow enables users to embed their own previously uploaded media, as well as media shared by other users, in areas within Moodle where video was not easily accessible before: forum posts, video-based quizzes, surveys and more. Institutions can use this functionality to set up a faculty repository for reusing media from various courses across the institution.

Known Issues 

Ticket #

Module

Description

3053

Resource type URL with Kaltura media

Advanced playback features such as HTML5 delivery, session restriction and playback analytics are not supported when using Kaltura media in resource of Type URL. Alternatively you can use "page resource" instead.

3433

Backup and restore for course

Backup and restore for course: Shared media and used media via WYSIWYG for a new course is not restored exactly as the source course:

Videos shared in the backed up course are not shared in the restored course.

Videos used in a restored course will only be available via the File Picker’s used videos after they were watched in this course.

3012

File Picker

 

After selecting a media item in the File Picker, changing the name has no affect.

3212

HTML 5

 

Full screen on iPad does not support session restriction. This issue should be resolved in HTML 5 version 1.6.12.25 and on.

Limitations

 

Ticket #

Module

Description

2855

Roles definitions

Currently admin role is not editable (Moodle limitation)

3029, 3485

File Picker - Preview window

In File Picker, using 'Insert / edit embedded media' window – the player used in the preview box is only a basic flash player which does not include advanced playback functionality such as playback on mobile, session restriction and playback analytics.

This behavior is only relevant to the preview window and does not apply to the player used after saving the resource/activity.

3026

File Picker - Preview window

When adding video from WYSIWYG, the  'Toggle full screen' button on the player is not functioning (platform Limitation)

3643

File Picker - Preview window

When choosing a file in List mode, the fields 'Author' and 'Choose License' are redundant and should be ignored.

3609

Moodle versions

The default capabilities set for Moodle roles is not set properly in older versions of Moodle. we recommend that you use the latest releases of Moodle versions (2.0.7, 2.2.3, 2.1.6)

Resolved Issues

 

Issue

Fix

Session restriction in playback

Session restriction in playback is now supported.

Tested Browsers

The following browsers were tested for this release (recommended resolution 1024x768):

  • Safari 5.1.3 on Mac
  • Chrome 19
  • FF 13
  • IE9 on Windows 7

Tested Devices

Platform

Version

Reference Device

iOS

v4.x

iPhone 3GS,  iPad 1,

v5.x

iPhone 4

BlackBerry OS

v7.0

Blackberry Torch

Android

v3.x (HoneyComb)

Motorola Xoom,

v 4.x+ (ICS)

Galaxy Nexus

Windows Phone

v7.0

HTC HD7

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