• Canvas,  Educational Tools

    Kaltura: Video Analytics and Creating Video Quizzes

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve reached the last post of our Kaltura series! Here, we’ll be covering two final aspects of Kaltura – accessing video analytics and creating video quizzes.   Finding Video Analytics  Viewer analytics can be accessed from My Media both inside and outside of Canvas (through video.cedarville.edu).  Select any video within My Media  Select the bar graph icon  Types of analytics displayed/terminology:  Player Impressions – The number of times that the video interface is viewed via the page it is within.  Plays – The number of times users clicked play to watch the video.  Number of unique viewers – The number of authenticated viewers. All anonymous viewers will…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools

    Kaltura: Creating Videos, Editing Videos, and Creating Playlists

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Now that you know how to add existing videos to Kaltura and share those videos, we’ll turn our attention to some additional tools Kaltura provides.   Creating Videos using Express Capture and Kaltura Capture  Kaltura Capture is already downloaded on classroom/lab computers as well as tech cars. For personal devices, install Kaltura Capture through my Media according to these instructions: download and install Kaltura Capture.   With Kaltura Capture, you can capture a screen through either Canvas or Kaltura Media Space (video.cedarville.edu). You have two options: Express Capture and Kaltura Capture  Express Capture: use for brief video announcements. Does not allow for screen sharing/capturing  Kaltura Capture:…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools

    Kaltura: Sharing Videos

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Now that you’ve added videos to Kaltura, we’ll talk about how to share them. You can share videos from Kaltura two different ways – generating a permalink (permanent link) or embedding the video directly into Canvas.   Generating a Permalink and Sharing  A permalink is a dedicated link to a webpage (permanent + link). In this case, Kaltura can give you a direct link to a specific video.  You cannot get a permalink from Kaltura inside Canvas. Go to “My Media” in your Media Space (video.cedarville.edu), and click a video.  Click the “Share” tab under the video.   Make sure “Link to Media Page” is selected, then copy…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools

    Kaltura: Adding Videos to your Library

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Now that you have some Kaltura context from our Intro & Terms post, we’re going to talk about how to add videos to Kaltura. We’ll cover uploading videos to your Kaltura library, transferring videos from OneDrive, linking YouTube videos, and adding from a mobile device.   Uploading Videos to your Kaltura Library  Log in to Media Space (video.cedarville.edu) or go to My Media in your Canvas course  Click “Add New” then “Media Upload”  Add a video by dragging and dropping it or clicking “Choose a file to upload.”  As the video uploads, you will get a screen to add video details.   Add a name and description. Those…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools

    Kaltura: Introduction and Important Terms

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome to the start of our series about Kaltura, Cedarville’s new video management platform and replacement for Ensemble. Across this series, you’ll learn about topics such as accessing media previously stored in Ensemble, creating new videos or slide presentations, editing videos inside Kaltura, creating playlists, and adding media pieces to your Canvas course.  We’re going to get started by going over some Kaltura terms and notes about how to access various features before diving into all of the great information about working with this new platform.   Kaltura Terms  Media Space  Library of videos accessible through video.cedarville.edu. Media Space is where you can compose, add, edit,…

  • Educational Theories,  Teaching & Learning

    Introducing Servant Teaching

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, we talked about Servant Teaching through a series of blogs posts, and we’re revisiting that concept today. For a bit of context: Servant Teaching’s more popular cousin Servant Leadership was first developed by Robert Greenleaf. In it, Greenleaf established ten characteristics of being a servant leader:  Listening  Empathy  Healing  Awareness  Persuasion  Conceptualization  Foresight  Stewardship  Commitment to the growth of followers  Building community  Servant Leadership is a mainstay of most Christian organizations, including Cedarville University, as a way of modeling Philippians 2:3-8:   “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to…

  • Educational Theories,  Teaching & Learning

    Four Practical Steps for Servant Teaching

    Reading Time: 3 minutes I don’t know about the rest of you, but this semester feels different. It’s either the weather or because it’s a leap year…  Oh wait! It’s because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Right. The overcast on the skies of our lives.  As part of my duties as an instructional designer at CTL, I teach a course during the academic year. This semester, I taught a face-to-face section of ENG-1400. Much like you, I began my semester with a bit of apprehension; I had a plan for face-to-face and hyflex. We would meet one day a week and then supplement the other day with online discussion, videos, and other activities. But after…

  • Educational Theories,  Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    The Future of Education: Mobile Learning in Higher Ed

    Reading Time: 2 minutes When I started working on this post, I downloaded a PDF to my MacBook. I read a bit of it in my office before heading over to an event. I AirDropped the PDF to my iPad to continue reading and start doing some annotating using GoodNotes. On my way home, I asked Siri to record some notes that I wanted to include in this post. The next morning, I AirDropped my notes to the MacBook, pulled up the annotated PDF on my iPad, and began typing.  Then I stopped and thought: I did all of this without thinking. Like it was normal. I was so overwhelmed…