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Kaltura is the university's video hosting platform, and is best known for the "My Media" and "Media Gallery" sections in Canvas. Kaltura makes it possible to record, upload, and manage your videos without having to worry about file size restrictions or storage limits. While your Zoom cloud videos will auto-delete 30 days after they were recorded, your videos in Kaltura will remain there in perpetuity (unless your video isn't watched for 4 years, in which case it will be deleted). In addition, UC San Diego has enabled an integration such that all your Zoom cloud recordings are automatically added to your "My Media."

Our Multimedia Services Team provides a variety of tutorials divided into four sections: adding videos, editing videos, presenting videos, and troubleshooting. These tutorials are linked below. On this page, you'll also find links to recorded training sessions.

Adding Videos

Interested in adding videos to your courses in Canvas? These tutorials will show you how to add them to "My Media."

Show me how to add videos

Editing Videos

Curious about what you can and should do to videos once they've been uploaded? These tutorials show what you can do to videos in "My Media," such as editing captions, making cuts, or adding chapters.

Video Editing Tutorials

Presenting Videos

When videos are added to "My Media," they’re private to you by default. These tutorials demonstrate the variety of ways you can make your videos visible to students (and other users) in Canvas.

Learn about presenting videos


Having issues with videos in Canvas? Use these guides to find solutions to common problems with your videos in Canvas and Kaltura Capture.

Troubleshooting guides

Kaltura Trainings

Workshop: Kaltura Overview

In this recorded training session, Galen from our Multimedia Services team describes what you can do with videos in Canvas, including some best practices in creating pedagogically effective videos.

Watch the Kaltura Overview

Workshop: Creating Great Course Videos at Home

Galen from our Multimedia Services team walks you through the basics of filming, namely lighting, framing, sound, and performance. He also briefly discusses some categorical equipment recommendations for creating high-quality videos at home.

Watch the DIY Video Workshop