Video - upload a video to Kaltura (My Media) in FLO

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MyMedia iconYou've created a video. Now you can upload the video to Kaltura (My Media) in FLO and embed it in topic activities for students to view. All common audio and video formats are accepted (eg mp4, mp3, avi, wmv, mov and flv), and can be streamed on all devices, including mobile devices.

Before you continue reading: The instructions below are for uploading a video file that you have created outside of FLO.

If you are creating a video using the Kaltura Desktop recorder you can also use it to upload the videos you create there, and there are separate instructions on how to do that.

The next steps include:

  1. Uploading the video to your My Media and publishing into topics
  2. Editing the video after uploading (if required)
  3. Embedding the video from the topic Media Vault in teaching activities in FLO topics (separate entry)


Upload a video to your My Media and publish into topics
Uploading a video saves it in your My Media, a personal media repository within FLO that's only visible to you. Once you've uploaded the video to My Media, you can then publish into your topic's Media Vault for use by the teaching team, and embed it into activities for students to view. 

  1. Log in to FLO, open the drop-down menu next to your profile picture and select My Media My Media icon

  2. In the top right corner, click Add New > Media Upload.
    Add new menu with Media upload selected

  3. Select and upload the media from your computer (you can drag and drop from a folder or your desktop, or use the Choose a file to upload button to browse your computer). The typical upload time for a fast home network is 10MB per minute. The recommended maximum file size is 150MB.
    Upload by drag and drop

  4. While the upload processes, enter a name and a detailed description. These fields are mandatory for publishing the video for use in topics.
    If you're going to reuse the video in multiple topics, or for a number of years, keep the name and description free of anything too time-specific or too topic-specific. e.g. in the example below, the original video file was saved on the computer as "Week 2 - Literature Review". Removing the "Week 2" from the title when uploaded means that if next year the activity changes to Week 4, there's no need to also update the video name and description. The description field also allows some basic text formatting and adding web links (useful if you want to link to related online resources). 
    Optional: You can also tag the video with relevant keywords so it's more 'searchable' within FLO. 
    Enter video details

  5. Scroll down and click Save Changes. (You can't publish the video into topics until you've saved.)
    Save changes

  6. You'll see confirmation banners that your video is saved in My Media, and that it's set to 'Private'. 
    Confirmation banners saved and set to private

  7. To make the video available for use in your topics (and so that everyone in the teaching team can use it in activities), you should now publish it into the Media Vault for your topic/s. Click Published, then wait for your list of topics to appear underneath. Tick the topics into which you want to publish the video (you can select one or multiple), then click Save Changes
    Publish to topics

  8. Your changes will be saved and the system will confirm the video has been published to the selected topic's Media Vault. 
    Publish to vault confirmed

  9. Next, it's a good idea to Preview the upload. 
    click Preview Media

  10. If the video is ready to use in topic/s, skip to the instructions on embedding a video from the topic Media Vault. If you want to edit the video (ie do things like trim or cut out sections of the video, add captions, add chapter markers, etc) then see the section below on Editing video after uploading.
 

Edit a video after uploading
If you need to edit a video after it's been uploaded, you have access to a range of basic editing tools in My Media to trim, cut out sections and replace video. You can also add captions, chapter markers and more. You can edit your video immediately after uploading, or at any time. For detailed information and instructions for using the editing tools, see the entry: Video - Edit in FLO.

Next step:

Now you've added the video to your FLO site, you'll need to embed the video where students can see it.


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For uploading from iOS Apple devices, use Safari rather than Okta.


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