[NEW] Kaltura Video

NEW! Meet Kaltura, the New Ensemble!
See "Additional Information" to learn why we're switching.

What Is Kaltura Video?

Categories: Instructional Video, Authoring

Kaltura is Clemson's NEW enterprise video hosting solution (i.e. Clemson's YouTube or the new Ensemble). 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. 

Migration Timeline

Below is a tentative schedule. More details are coming.

  • May 2022: Kaltura Opens for Use.
  • May - Aug 2022: Workshops and Trainings Available.
  • July 2022: Existing Active Ensemble Videos Migrated to Kaltura.
  • Aug - Sept 2022: Kaltura Drop-ins hosted by Clemson Online.

Training Opportunities

Clemson Online Staff will be available to answer question for 30 minutes after each of the Basics and Advanced session.

Additional Information

  • Ensemble is going away? Why?

    Yes. Panopto acquired Ensemble in 2021 and decided they would not continue to support Ensemble. With this news, Clemson Online and CCIT completed a procurement process in which several vendors submitted proposals explaining how their solution would make for an excellent replacement. At the end of this process, Kaltura was chosen.

    Kaltura offers several features that Ensemble did not have, including advanced video editing, multi-stream playback (i.e. audiences can choose whether the PowerPoint or the speaker should occupy the largest part of their screen at any moment), built-in recording capabilities, video library organization, and smarter search features. We are excited to see how these new features will enhance the learning experience.

    Ensemble will be available at Clemson through Fall 2022, and communications will be coming out soon about the migration timeline.

  • What will happen to my Ensemble videos? Should I copy them to Kaltura?

    Ensemble videos are planned to be automatically migrated to the Kaltura system as early as July.

    Please do not try to manually migrate videos into Kaltura as it will create duplicate videos in your library when the migration takes place.

    More information on the migration will appear on this page as we get closer to the start of the migration.

  • Can I move my YouTube videos to Kaltura?

    Yes. More details coming soon. See Directions for Moving from YouTube.

  • Who can use Kaltura?

    Starting in Summer 2022, Kaltura will be available to all Clemson users at no extra cost. Students will also be able to 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 currently unavailable, but will be added to Clemson Online's Booking offering which is linked to Clemson Online's Events page. Additional training opportunities will also appear in both places.

    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.

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
Accessibility Good* Good* Good*

*Rankings marked with asterisks are based on the tool's general reputation in the accessibility community or VPAT review and not on testing that Clemson has completed.

+Rankings marked with a plus are based on completed testing.