Working with channels in Kaltura MediaSpace

In Kaltura MediaSpace, a channel is a collection of videos and other media that can be public or restricted in terms of who can view and contribute media to the channel. Channels are useful for aggregating a large number of videos on the same topic or theme, or for sharing a collection of similar or diverse videos with a specific audience.

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Creating a channel

To create a channel for your course:

  1. Go to https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/.
  2. At the upper right, click Guest and select Login from the drop-down menu. If prompted, enter your IU Network ID.
  3. At the upper right, click your name, and then select My Channels.
  4. Click Create Channel.
  5. In the "Name" field, enter a descriptive name for your channel. You may also add an optional description and keywords (i.e., tags).
  6. Choose one of the following three privacy options:
    • Open: Select this option if you want other MediaSpace users to be able to see and contribute to the media in the channel.
    • Restricted: Select this option if you want other site users to be able to see the media in the channel. Only invited members can contribute. For instructions, see Adding users to a restricted or private channel, below.
    • Private: Select this option if you want access to the media in the channel to be restricted to specific users (e.g., the students in your class). For instructions, see Adding users to a restricted or private channel, below.
  7. Review the following two channel options, and check the box(es) to enable them if you wish:
    • Moderate content: Select this option if you want to approve content uploaded by others before it is visible to users who can access the channel.
    • Enable comments in channel: Select this option if you want channel viewers to be able to attach comments to videos in the channel.
  8. To save your channel settings, click Save.

Adding users to a restricted or private channel

Note:
For you to be able to add a user to a channel in MediaSpace, that user must already have a MediaSpace account. If you want to create a private channel for your class, instruct your students to log into MediaSpace at least once before you try to add them to your channel.

To add users to your channel:

  1. Go to https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/.
  2. At the upper right, click Guest and select Login from the drop-down menu. If prompted, enter your IU Network ID.
  3. At the upper right, click your name, and then select My Channels.
  4. Locate the desired channel and click Edit.
  5. Select the Members tab.
  6. Click Add Member.
  7. In the "Add Member" dialog, enter the IU username of the person you want to add, and select one of the following roles:
    • Member: Can view channel content only
    • Contributor: Can view channel content and add media to the channel
    • Moderator: Can view channel content, add media to the channel, and moderate channel content
    • Manager: Can view channel content, add media to the channel, moderate channel content, and manage the channel (i.e., delegate managerial rights to additional users)
  8. Click Add to add the member to the channel.
  9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for each person you want to add to the channel.

Adding media to a channel

You can add media to a channel in several ways: By publishing media to a channel when you upload it, or by selecting it and adding it at a later time. To add media to your channel:

  1. Go to https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/.
  2. At the upper right, click Guest and select Login from the drop-down menu. If prompted, enter your IU Network ID.
  3. At the upper right, click your name, and then select My Channels.
  4. Locate the desired channel and click to open it.
  5. Click Add Media.
  6. From the "Add Media" page, you have two options:
    • Search for and select items from among your existing media. Once you've selected the items you want to add to your channel, click Publish.
    • Click Add Media to upload a new video or create a new webcam or screen recording; for instructions on adding new media, see Uploading media to Kaltura MediaSpace.

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