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Information for Staff

What is Kaltura?

The Kaltura tools and services can be used for recording rich video content, including audio, screen and webcam. The software also enables users to add PowerPoint slides along with quizzes to support learning and add interaction:

  • Student narrating PowerPoint slide presentations
  • Welcome videos from module tutors
  • Walkthroughs of NILE sites and content.
  • Explanations of assessment briefs.
  • Individual feedback on student assessments.
  • Production of audio recordings for teaching or for assessment
  • Staff training videos

Good practice for setting video assignments

Video and audio assessments are an increasingly popular and effective way to assess students and our team make every effort to support staff and students in the use of these digital technologies. However, some students may lack the confidence or skills to use these digital technologies, so here are some simple ways you can ensure your students are able to submit video or audio for assignments with a minimum of anxiety and stress. 

  • Demonstrate how you expect your students to use Kaltura or other video and presentation tools to complete the assignment.
  • Set up a formative submission point so your students can be confidence in steps required for the submission process.
  • Share our written and video guidance which take students through each step of the submission process.
  • Use Student Preview in Ultra so you can experience the video submission process from a student's point of view.
  • Use Padlet so your students can share tips or ask you questions about the technology or the assessment brief.
  • Advise students to log a Support ticket with the Learning Technology team to resolve any technical issues using Capture.
  • Remind your students that live support after 5pm is limited and may not help with last-minute deadlines.
  • If students fail to submit a video, contact your Learning Technologist for advice on any potential technical questions.

Minimum requirements for Capture

Kaltura Capture is compatible with Windows 10 (64bit) and above.

Kaltura Capture is compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave) - 11 (Big Sur)

Kaltura Capture is not compatible with mobile devices or Chromebooks.

Minimum memory of 4GB RAM.

Minimum storage of 1GB.

MyMedia is accessible on the latest versions of most mobile and web browsers.

If you require assistance with NILE, please contact LearnTech Support using the NILE Enquiry Form

If you require assistance with PebblePad, please contact PebblePad Support using the PebblePad Contact Form