Groups may be used to manage Kaltura media, channels, and categories for users within the Digital Learning Environment.
What is a Group?
A group is a single manageable entity that represents a collection of users. Technically, a group is a unique type of user that can have individual users as part of it.
Groups can can own media and be assigned to a category/channel just like users can.
After a group is assigned to a category or a piece of media, all the individual users in the group inherit the permission of the group. For example, if the group is assigned as the owner of a piece of media, then all users in the group will be treated as if they own that media too.
How are Groups named?
Following the fixed / flex model, all group names will begin with "UW-" + CAMPUS IDENTIFIER + "-G-' and appended with a campus description. For Instance UWMIL-G-SysAdmin is a example group name.
How do I create a Group?
- the primary campus for the group (ex: UW Milwaukee)
- the short name (ex: SysAdmin)
How do I add members to a Group?
Submit a ticket to the Digital Learning Environment Support Team at email@example.com with the names and Canvas IDs or email addresses of each user you'd like to add.
You can use a single ticket to request the creation of a new group (above) and to add members to that new group.
How do you use a Group?
A common use case for groups is for media that should be owned and managed by an organization rather than an individual, such as:
- instructional video designed to be used across all English 101 sections rather than in one instructor's courses
- marketing videos produced by University Communications rather than an individual staff member
- technology orientation videos managed by a Center for Teaching rather than an individual instructional designer
In each of these cases, assigning ownership of a video to a group rather than an individual user allows any member of the group to:
How do you see the media that your Groups own?
When a user goes to My Media (Canvas > Account > My Media), Kaltura automatically displays all of the media that the user individually owns and all of the media owned by any of that user's Groups. If a user wants to focus on just the media that their Groups own, the user can go to Filters > Ownership > Media my Group Owns.
This will display all of the media owned by any of that user's Groups.