You'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.
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.
Log in to FLO, open the drop-down menu next to your profile picture and select My Media
In the top-right corner, click Add New > Media Upload
Select and upload the media from your computer (you can drag and drop from a folder or your computer, or use the Choose a file to upload button to browse your computer). The typical upload time for a fast home network is 10 MB per minute. The recommended maximum file size is 150 MB.
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. For example, in the image below, the original video file was saved on the computer as 'Week 2 - Literature Review'. Removing '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.
Optional: If you want to add a collaborator to your video (i.e. give them permission to use or edit it in a particular way), scroll down to the section Co-Editors and Co-Publishers and click the Add Collaborator button (this button will be available once the video has finished uploading).
Type the collaborator's name or FAN, select from the following permissions, then click the Add button to save your changes:
Co-Editor will allow them to edit your video
Co-Publisher will allow them to publish your video
Co-Viewer will allow them to view your video
Click the Save Changes button. Note: You can't publish the video into a topic/s Media Vault until you've saved
You'll see confirmation banners that your video is saved in My Media, and that it's set to 'Private'.
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 intothe Media Vault for
your topic/s. Select Published, then wait for your list of topics to appear underneath. Tick the topic/s where you want to publish the video (you can select one or multiple), then click the Save Changes button
The system will confirm the video has been published to the selected topic/s Media Vault.
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 (Kaltura).
Now you've published the video to your FLO site's Media Vault, you'll need to embed the video where students can see it.