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Kaltura is a powerful video sharing service that works directly in Blackboard and will allow you to upload videos, capture your screen/lectures/instructor perspective and record from your webcam. The Kaltura video player is very robust and will allow your media to be easily viewed on all major browsers and on an iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

What’s New? 

Kaltura’s CaptureSpace Lite is a robust desktop recorder tool that enables users to record voice, video, and screen, and offers advanced live video editing features such as trimming and drawing. CaptureSpace Lite is integrated with Blackboard, allowing users to upload recorded content to their My Media page, which can then be added as a content item to any assignment or discussion board post.

The upgraded Kaltura media server now features:

  • Video editing- Edit and trim your video content
  • My Media- All of your recorded media now centralized in one area, whether added through Tools menu or Mashups
  • Easier video uploading- Upload existing videos from your desktop
  • Webcam recording- Create welcome messages, introductions, assignment instructions
  • CaptureSpace Lite (new)- Record your desktop or webcam to create lectures and presentations


The following Kaltura how-to articles can also be found on the Blackboard support portal.

      • CaptureSpace Lite User Guide  (for instructors and students)
      • Upload existing media into your course (document)
      • Record from webcam (document)
      • Record your desktop/screen (document)
      • Record your desktop/screen (for instructors to post for students) (document)
      • Create video clips/trim video (document)
      • View Media Gallery Analytics in Kaltura (formerly Course Media Reports) (document)
      • Use Course Media Gallery/Featured Media Gallery in Kaltura (document)
      • Record a Camtasia Relay Presentation and Upload to Kaltura (document)** UPDATE: Please be advised that Camtasia Relay will no longer be available as of July 15, 2016 as we transition to Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite. 

For more information, visit the Kaltura University tutorial site


From the journal Internet and Higher Education: Borup, J., West, R.E., & Graham, C.R. (2011). Improving online social presence through asynchronous video.