Today’s digital natives – those who have had access to computers, cell phones, email, and other forms of technology since birth – expect their professors to integrate media into the curriculum to augment learning in the classroom.

Kaltura, a market-leading open source online video platform and a Blackboard Premier Partner, helps universities deliver on this expectation by allowing faculty to easily create, edit and upload videos with a click of a button. Once the videos are uploaded to the platform, students can view the videos from any device in any location.

Earlier this month, Kaltura introduced a new version of their popular Kaltura Video Building Block, complete with new features including:

  • Seamless authoring, uploading, recording, searching and streaming of campus media content, including lecture capture
  • Optimal playback experience on desktop and mobile devices (including iPhone, iPad and Andriod)
  • Rich media ingestion, transcoding, editing, content and metadata management, and analytics
  • Advanced user access control and right management featuresIT4BC
  • Easy-to-use tools such as:

NEW! Mashup Tool Integration – Allows users to use/share more videos anywhere within Blackboard by embedding videos in the WYSIWYG editor, with a one-click access to videos in My Gallery and in the Faculty Repository. This simple flow enables additional functionality such as video assignments, video in forum posts and more.

NEW! Faculty Repository – Allows faculty members to easily share content with each other by making their media public in the searchable Faculty Repository. The repository also allows faculty to use library/curriculum media content for their courses.

My Media Tool – Provides each user with a personal media library where they can upload, edit and manage content, as well as share content with fellow course members.

Course Gallery – Allows members to search and view rich media assigned to a course. Administrators and faculty can also define content permissions to control viewing, uploading and sharing privileges.

Please visit www.blackboard.com/Kaltura to download the new Video Building Block.

Need more convincing?
Indiana University/Purdue University adopted the Kaltura solution to help streamline the university’s media needs.  Samanatha Birk, associate director for Instructional Technologies is an advocate of Kaltura’s solution, “Kaltura’s flexible and easy-to-use platform integrates well with Blackboard, allowing faculty to embed videos with specific lesson plans,” said Birk. “This solution provides a more rounded learning experience for our students.”  

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