Video is becoming bigger than ever, especially in higher education. With many products we run into storage limitations, collaboration issues, integration hurdles and so on. Kaltura looks to take these needs head on and offer us a robust media solution.
Yesterday we had an online webinar for our monthly user group meeting. The topic was Kaltura, a new service that is coming soon to Pace. Our presenter was Ken Taylor, Director of Education, Mid-Atlantic U.S. for Kaltura.
Ken spoke to us about the different features that Kaltura will bring to the table. First some background; Kaltura is a streaming video service with over 300,000 web publishers integrated into Blackboard. You can upload videos into Kaltura directly through Blackboard, and make them available to your students in any Content Area, within a Media Gallery, or as a component of an assignment, test, or quiz. Essentially you can upload, share, and manage content within groups, with your students (and vice versa) and so much more.
Kaltura has this direct connection with Blackboard which allows for easy usage and integration for faculty, staff and students. It brings flipped classrooms, distance learning, BYOD and more to life and provides a truly enriching experience to its users. Kaltura is a solution for many user case needs: lecture captures, teaching and learning, media repository & archiving, and group collaborations to name a few. In addition to higher education, Kaltura has many enterprise, media and numerous brand name clients (HBO, Philips, Nestle).
If you are interested in hearing more about Kaltura, please check out their website here.
If you are interested in using Kaltura as an early adopter at Pace, please leave us a comment here, contact your school IT director or email: firstname.lastname@example.org