Kaltura (Drexel Streams)
Kaltura, also known as Drexel Streams, allows all students, faculty, and staff to upload videos that will stream both in and out of their courses in Drexel Learn. Although a video is only uploaded one time, it can be linked in multiple courses, added in multiple locations within a single course or shared directly with others.
To access Drexel Streams directly, users can do either of the following:
Once authenticated, all videos that are owned by a user can be seen in their My Media area. This will include all videos that had been uploaded to Kaltura Media through Drexel Learn.
You can access all tutorials for Drexel Streams from the Tutorials page or by clicking "Tutorials" on the left.
Users can access Analytics on their videos to see how many views a video has had including who and for how long. (Please note these are approximate. This data should not be used for grading purposes or accountability.) These can be accessed through Drexel Streams by going to the video, going to the "Actions" menu and choosing "Analytics."
When getting started with Kaltura, keep the following best practices in mind as you upload and manage your media:
- Add a course name and number, e.g. ENGL-101, as a tag. Even if the video is associated with more than one course, choose one as the primary and list it here.
- Upload each video only once. After a video has been loaded in to Kaltura, it can be added to any number of your courses in Drexel Learn.
- When inserting your video into a course in Drexel Learn, use the option under "Build Content" called "Kaltura Media." This will ensure students in the course can view the video.
*IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIVERSITY MEMBER INVOLVED TO SECURE ALL COPYRIGHT RELEASES NECESSARY TO DISTRIBUTE THEIR CONTENT — REGARDLESS OF FORMAT.*
Fair Use and the Teach Act does allow for a fair amount of distribution rights, but not for full videos or audio presentations. For further information, refer to the IPL's Copyright and Fair Use page.