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Kaltura - New Embed, Quiz and Recording features enabled 05/20/19 [Updated]

Posted: 12:45:58, Thursday, May 16, 2019   Expiration: 12:45:58, Monday, May 27, 2019  

On 05/20/2019, the University of Wisconsin System will enable several upgrades to the way that instructors and students use Kaltura videos in Canvas.

Update 05/21/2019: After additional testing and configuration, the Webcam Recorder (#2, below) was successfully deployed. 
Update 05/20/2019: Advanced video embed settings (#1) and In-Video Quiz question type (#3) implemented successfully. Implementation of Webcam Recorder (#2) delayed. Will update as progress made.

The new features include:

1) Advanced video embed settings giving users new options when embedding videos:
  • optional video player with "Share" and "Download" buttons
  • multiple sizes for the video window
  • starting playback at a specific point within the larger video
  • auto-playing video on page load
  • audio-only player for audio files

2) A simplified Webcam Recorder to let users record audio and video without installing any extra software or plugins. This is a second recording option, in addition to the existing Kaltura Capture. For more details, see the Kaltura - Recording Video with Webcam Recorder guide or the Kaltura Release Notes v5.82.

3) An additional question type for In-Video Quizzes, allowing instructors to set up text-entry questions in their quizzes. For more details, see the Kaltura - Interactive Video Quizzes guide or the IVQ Release Notes April 2019.

-- UWSA DLE: Thomas Arendalkowski

Created: 02:54:44, Thursday, May 16, 2019 (by Thomas A.)
Updated: 12:07:54, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (by Thomas A.)