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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Recordings) - Course Media tools deployed 01/21/21

Posted: 13:10:17, Thursday, Jan 21, 2021   Expiration: 12:51:17, Thursday, Jan 28, 2021  

As promised in the Media Management Process Updates KB News item, new Course Media tools have been deployed in the University of Wisconsin System Digital Learning Environment Canvas instance. The "Course Media" and "Course Media Settings" tools will give instructors greater control of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings generated in Canvas and migrated to Kaltura.

Instructors (only) will see the following new buttons on the right side of their Canvas course home pages: 

Course Media

An instructor who clicks Course Media in a Canvas course will see a repository of all of the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings which have been migrated to Kaltura for that specific course. The instructor can then use the Course Media tool to watch, edit, delete, or grab embed code for any of the videos.

Course Media Settings

Course Media Settings will be given access to the following settings

  • Do not include group/course media in Kaltura My Media (this removes the instructor from the Kaltura Group associated with that course media)
  • Do not copy Blackboard Collaborate recordings to Kaltura Course Media (this stops the automatic import of new recordings to Kaltura, although it does not change when those recordings will be deleted from Blackboard Collaborate).

Course Media Settings will also include a log of which course-related recordings have been migrated or deleted from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

For more information, see Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Recordings) - Media Management Process in the DLE KnowledgeBase, which has been updated to include these new course media tools.

-- UWSA DLE: Thomas Arendalkowski

Created: 19:01:15, Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 (by Thomas A.)
Updated: 17:31:49, Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 (by Thomas A.)