[NEW] Kaltura Video

What Is Kaltura Video?

Categories: Instructional Video, Authoring

Kaltura is Clemson's enterprise video hosting solution (i.e. Clemson's YouTube). Available in Canvas and as a standalone tool, Kaltura is a video content management system that allows Clemson users to create or upload video files on the web and easily share them with others. Kaltura supports multiple media formats (i.e. mp4, AVI, FLV, MOV, etc.) and provides flexible video content authoring, publishing, and sharing. 

Faculty and Student Main Login (Canvas > My Kaltura) Kaltura MediaSpace Login Download Kaltura Capture Recorder

Tool Guides


Additional Information

  • Who can use Kaltura?

    Kaltura is available to all Clemson users at no extra cost. Students can also use Kaltura to turn in video assignments and complete video quizzes at no extra cost.

  • How can employees get personalized training on Kaltura?

    Personalized training is available through Clemson Online's Booking offering which is linked to Clemson Online's Events page

    Clemson Online offers an Instructor-led training option for employees. Visit the Clemson Online Events page and schedule a Clemson Online Booking. You may have to click the "Show More Services" button to find this session topic.

  • Can I link my YouTube videos to Kaltura?

    Yes. Kaltura makes it possible to import videos that have the “Public” privacy setting from YouTube into Kaltura. Doing so allows you to take advantage of Kaltura’s extra features (like quizzing), gives viewers a consistent viewing experience, and gives video creators the ability to engage viewers from YouTube and Clemson platforms.

    Important! Clemson’s tech support is prepared to provide technical support for Kaltura but is not able to provide the same level of support for YouTube. As such, it is strongly recommended that videos be uploaded to Kaltura instead of YouTube, when possible.

    Caution: For copyright reasons, it is strongly recommended that you only import videos that you own. If you import videos you do not own, be sure to include a proper citation in the video description once the video has been imported into Kaltura.

    For the process, see the guide linked in the Tool Guides section. See Directions for Moving from YouTube.

  • How do I make my 360 videos play correctly?

    If your video was recorded with a 360 camera and uploaded to Kaltura, you will need to add "360" (without quotation marks) to the video tags. To do this, navigate to the video, open the "Actions" menu, select "Edit," scroll down to the "Tags" field, add the tag, and then click "Save."

    Important! Audience members that cannot use a mouse to navigate the digital world cannot use keyboard commands to change the camera view. Using the VR feature and asking for assistance are the best alternate access plans we can recommend at this time.

  • How often do videos have to be watched to be considered active?

    Videos that have been inactive (i.e. not watched) in 4 years will be subject to removal by Kaltura. To prevent the video from being removed, open the video and press the play button. The video does not need to play long to be considered active again.

    If you need a video that has been removed, you can try to get it restored by contacting IThelp@clemson.edu.

Tools Comparison

At a Glance Tool Comparison
Name Kaltura YouTube Vimeo
Tool Icon Kaltura Video YouTube Vimeo
Extra Cost None None Optional
University Tech Support Yes No No
Uses Clemson Login Yes No No
Canvas Integration Yes Yes No