• Canvas,  Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    How Can My Students Do Presentations in an Online Course?  

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Having students give presentations is easy enough in a face-to-face class – everyone is present and there’s few technology considerations that have to be made. But once you swap to an online format, a once-simple assignment gets more complex. How can students record presentations that include sharing a screen, video of themselves, and audio? How can students submit their videos so that just the professor can watch them? How can they submit videos so that their peers can view and comment? We’re going to walk through all the options so you can choose what is right for your course, and then we’ll also provide resources for…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools

    Kaltura Resources Roundup 

    Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve recently published several posts running through everything you need to know to start using Kaltura. Today, we’ll be reviewing that info and pulling it together for easy access!   Introduction and Important Terms  Kaltura can be accessed through both a website and your Canvas course! Some tasks can only be completed in one place or the other, so make sure you’re familiar with the different locations. Check out “Kaltura: Introduction and Important Terms” for details.   Adding Videos to your Library  Whether you’re uploading Teams Meeting recordings or other videos you’ve created, you’ll need to know how to bring those files into Kaltura. “Kaltura: Adding…

  • 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,…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    Microsoft Teams and Canvas Roundup

    Reading Time: 2 minutes With Zoom soon going away, now’s the perfect time to do a brief recap of everything we’ve talked about so far with Microsoft Teams. Teams provides an easy replacement for Zoom – it’s integrated directly into your Canvas course, and you can access many helpful Microsoft products from inside a meeting. Let’s review some of the most pertinent information you’ll want to refer to as you get up and running with Teams.   Setting up the Integration and Creating Meetings  The first thing you’ll need to do is turn on the integration in your course from the settings page. After that, you’ll be able to create meetings…

  • Canvas,  Educational Tools

    Canvas Feature: Microsoft Immersive Reader

    Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve talked a lot about the Canvas/Microsoft partnership and how more Microsoft products and features are being incorporated into Canvas. Today, we’re revisiting one of those features – the Microsoft Immersive Reader.   The Microsoft Immersive Reader is now available through more of Canvas. Initially only released on Canvas pages, it’s now also available on the syllabus, assignments, and a course’s home page. This reader presents the page text in a more accessible format where the user can choose the text preferences, grammar options, reading preferences, and to have the page content read to them.  To launch the reader, click the “Microsoft Immersive Reader” button at the top right of a…

  • Educational Tools,  Teaching & Learning

    Microsoft Teams Meetings Recordings: Tips and Notes 

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In our deep dive on different Teams Meetings features, today we’ll turn our attention to recordings.   You Can’t Pause Recordings  In Zoom, you could temporarily pause a recording, then restart it. However, you cannot do this with Teams meetings. If you stop a recording then start recording again, you will have two separate recordings.   Remember to Stop Recordings  Teams will automatically stop a recording when all participants leave the meeting. However, you shouldn’t rely on that. If one of your students forgets to leave the meeting, the recording will continue for four hours before it’s stopped.   Recordings Won’t Capture a Couple of…