Kaltura MediaSpace is an online media hosting/streaming service similar to YouTube. You can use MediaSpace to upload, edit, and share your media with other users.
For uploading and embedding audio and video in Brightspace, skip to Sharing Media in Brightspace by D2L.
Note: The following instructions are for accessing your MediaSpace account from the MediaSpace website. If you’re already logged in to Brightspace, you can access your MediaSpace account by opening the My Tools menu and clicking My Media.
Go to https://mediaspace.langara.ca and click on Login at the top right corner of the screen. From the user menu, click Login.
Log in using your Computer User ID and password (e.g. jsmith99).
Once you are logged in, the user menu will look like this:
The User Interface
The MediaSpace website is a responsive interface, which means that it will appear differently depending on the size of your screen. In fullscreen, desktop mode, you will see the navigation menu displayed horizontally on the left, with the search box and the user menu at the top right.
On a smaller or mobile screen, the navigation menu and search box are collapsed into the top left corner and are accessible by clicking on the “hamburger” menu. Your user menu will still appear at the top right.
The User Menu
My Media in Brightspace
You can access your My Media from within Brightspace by going into a course and selecting My Tools > My Media. The My Media interface in Brightspace is nearly identical to that on the MediaSpace website, with a few exceptions:
- The User Menu does not appear inside Brightspace
- YouTube is not an Add Media option in Brightspace
- The Downloads and Collaboration sections of Edit are not available in Brightspace
In your My Media, click on Add New. From the menu, select your preferred method of adding media.
Option A: Media Upload
Media Upload is used to upload a video or audio file from your hard drive to MediaSpace. Click on the Add New button and select Media Upload.
On the Upload Media screen, click the “Choose a file to upload” button.
Locate the file on your computer.
Note: There is a 2GB size limit on media files. Anything larger than 2GB will not upload correctly.
Once you have added the file, you will see a progress bar indicating the progress of your upload. Once it’s finished, you will see the words “Upload completed!” and several additional fields will appear below.
You should always fill out as much information about your video as you can, but make sure to include a Name and any tags that might help you find the video later (like the class name and number – e.g. ENGL1117 – the semester in which you uploaded the video, or a description of the subject matter).
Note: New uploads are set to Private by default. Once you have saved your media, you will be given the option to keep it Private, or to set it to Unlisted or Published, or add it to one or more Channels. For more information on sharing and publishing videos, click here.
If you’re only planning to share the video in Brightspace, you can leave it set to Private. The video will still be available to anyone in your course who can see the place where you embedded the video.
Make any desired changes, and then click Save again.
Option B: Web Recorder
The Web Recorder is a browser-based recorder that captures video from your webcam only. To use it, go to Add New > Web Recorder, and grant permission to use your webcam and microphone if your browser requests it.
Then just click the red circle to start the recording. Click the square to stop the recording.
Once you’re done recording, you can preview the video, then choose either Record Again, Download a Copy of the video to your hard drive, or click the Use This button to save the video to your My Media library.
If you click Use This, you will be asked to give the video a Name, a Description, and Tags and Usage rights, if desired, before publishing or saving the video.
Note:The Web Recorder is not compatible with Safari or Microsoft Edge.
Option C: Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder
Kaltura Capture is a downloadable desktop application that offers screen capture, voice recording, and webcam recording, and uploads your videos directly into your My Media library.
Click on Add New and select Kaltura Capture.
Note: Kaltura Capture requires the download and installation of a desktop application, and only works in Windows or Mac environments.
Note: New uploads are set to Private by default. To set publication status on your Kaltura Capture videos, you will need to select the media in My Media, and select Publish from the Actions menu.
Option D: Add videos from YouTube
Click on Add New and select YouTube.
MediaSpace allows users to index public YouTube entries in MediaSpace. Media can then be published to channels, added to playlists, or otherwise shared with other users.
In the Video Page Link field, simply type or copy-and-paste the URL of a YouTube video (Note: the YouTube import tool only supports public YouTube videos). Click Preview.
Play the YouTube video to verify your choice. Then fill out the details in the fields that appear below. By default, the Name and Description fields will auto-fill with the information from the original YouTube video.
Make any changes you wish to make, set the publication status of the video, and click Save.
Download is disabled on videos when first uploaded to MediaSpace, but can be manually enabled on each entry and made available for download on the MediaSpace website.
Note: This feature is not available in Brightspace.
- Log into the MediaSpace website with your Computer User ID and password
- Click on your name + My Media to load your My Media library
- Click on your media item to load it
- Click Actions > Edit
- Click the Downloads tab
- Select which formats you want your viewers to be able to download; for backups, we recommend Original Source, as not all sources are made available in Kaltura, e.g. if the original file was small, it won’t be rendered in 1080p
- Click Go to media
- A Download tab will now appear under the Share options alongside your video when it is viewed on the MediaSpace website, that allows your viewers to choose from your chosen formats