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Using KTH Play (Kaltura) in Canvas

KTH Play, also called Kaltura, is the media portal that is used at KTH to save and share video and sound files, which can then be easily imported to Canvas or other websites. KTH Play has some editing capabilities and automatically generated machine captions available. The files can be imported to Canvas in several ways.

Upload a video to KTH Play

To import a video to Canvas, it is recommended to first upload it to KTH Play as Canvas does not have storage space for videos. Videos uploaded to KTH Play also have other advantages depending on selected options, such as the possibility of collaboration and simplified video sharing. 

Read more on IT's pages about videos how to Upload a video to KTH Play .

Edit video material in KTH Play

Cut unnecessary pauses, add captions, edit metadata, divide into chapters, get editing help from co-workers and much more is there to do with a video uploaded to KTH Play.

Read more on IT's pages about videos how to Editing video in KTH Play .

Embed video to your course in Canvas


Video is a way to work with the Flipped classroom method in your Canvas course. Read more on the page Flipped classroom .

An embedded video is played directly where it is embedded in Canvas instead of sending the viewer to the video source (e.g. KTH Play). To embed a KTH-produced video in your Canvas course room, the recommendation is that you first go to KTH Play and upload the video there, but it is also possible to upload a video to KTH Play when embedding the video in Canvas. However, Transcript Widget, New Quizzes and videos on external websites work a little differently.

Read more about how to embed a video in your course in Canvas .

Canvas Media Gallery

Media Gallery is a convenient way to manage videos in a course instead of embedding them to Canvas pages. It is a tool that allows you to choose which videos from KTH Play that should be visible in the course and create playlists, for both teachers and students. This makes it especially useful when there is a large amount of videos.

Read more about how to use Canvas Media Gallery .

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Last changed: Oct 27, 2021