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 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.
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.
Scroll down and click Save Changes. (You can't publish the video into topics 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. 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.
Your changes will be saved and 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.
Now you've added the video to your FLO site, you'll need to embed the video where students can see it.