Video creation and video lecture caption are two areas growing within higher education. There are three main areas (all discussed on this webpage) where video content comes into the general Muhlenberg community:

  1. Videos@Muhlenberg: our own public-facing video streaming platform akin to YouTube
  2. My Media in Canvas: the private, course-specific media content in our learning management system
  3. Kaltura Capture: a video and screen capture platform for creating content

All three areas of video content appear on this webpage.

We have designed this webpage into sections based on existing user familiarity with video and lecture capture as well as the situation bringing you to our resources.

General Support Information

I'm new to this

It's a new semester

I'm stuck/needing help

 

General Support Information

Have video from a campus event or wish to share academic video content with the public? Please contact Media Services for assistance, such as associating videos on Video@Muhlenberg  at the category level.

The ITMS team can also assist faculty and students with creating videos within the My Media section of Canvas, and with becoming familiar with Kaltura itself.

For academic videos which are not your own productions and for related copyright questions, please contact Trexler Library staff to inquire about Trexler Reserves.

Please note that our new website will ultimately include areas for the Learning Management System, Collaboration Tools, WebConferencing, and Media Services, so that each set of tools and resources will have its own webpage accessible through the main ITMS website.

 

I'm new to this

To get started with Kaltura Capture, please refer to our new Kaltura Capture documentation. We also offer video instructions.

For on-campus instruction, to add captions, please use this documentation about Reach to get started. Online faculty, do contact the Digital Learning instructional designers for details on captioning for your online courses.

Encountering errors or need technical suggestions with Reach? Please refer to this Reach documentation regarding some troubleshooting and known issues.

 

It's a new semester

Refer to the "I'm new to this" section above for the Muhlenberg videos on how to create videos and complete video-based assignments.

For academic videos which you are not your own productions and for related copyright questions, please contact Trexler Library staff to inquire about Trexler Reserves.

The Learning Management System (Canvas) and Videos@Muhlenberg connect with the same repository of videos.

Remember that in Canvas, Media Gallery houses faculty video collections for students; My Media is where your individual videos are located, acting as your personal video library. Faculty can move videos from My Media to Media Gallery using these following six steps:

  1. Go to your particular Canvas course page.
  2. Select Media Gallery.
  3. Once in Media Gallery, select the add media (blue button).
  4. Open list of videos owned/published.
  5. Click the box to the left of the video/file.
  6. Select publish button in upper right.

These steps will bring the video(s) selected into the course so that your students may access them in the Media Gallery section of their class Canvas page.

To create a video to use across courses, you may also use My Media to create the video and the steps above to bring the finished video into Media Gallery for each course/class section. To create a video within My Media directly, please follow these five steps:

  1. go into a course page/shell,
  2. select My Media,
  3. select "add new,"
  4. from that drop-down menu, select "Capture," and
  5. install the recorder if your first time using on the particular device. The full user guide from Kaltura is there too.

We have additional documentation about bringing videos into My Media, Media Gallery, and into other areas of Canvas (Learning Management System) shells.

I'm stuck/needing help

Have a video ready for closed captioning? Since you are using Kaltura at Muhlenberg, do know that you can use its accompanying captioning program to caption your videos.

For on-campus instruction, to add captions, please use this documentation about Reach to get started. Online faculty, do contact the Digital Learning instructional designers for details on captioning for your online courses.

Encountering errors or need technical suggestions with Reach? Please refer to this Reach documentation regarding some troubleshooting and known issues.

Alternatively, do you need to bring a video (particularly one from Trexler Reserves) into a new course for students? Use these six steps: 

  1. Go to your particular Canvas course page.
  2. Select Media Gallery.
  3. Once in Media Gallery, select the add media (blue button).
  4. Open list of videos owned/published.
  5. Click the box to the left of the video/file.
  6. Select publish button in upper right. These steps will bring the video(s) selected into the course so that your students may access them in the Media Gallery section of their class Canvas page.

Have suggestions for additional items for our new video website? Please contact the team at itms@muhlenberg.edu with items you will like included or if something you are seeking is not currently present/available.

Office of Information Technology

Instructional Technology and Media Services (ITMS)

Address Muhlenberg College Office of Information Technology 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104