Announcing Kaltura

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) in collaboration with the UC Merced Library is excited to announce Kaltura! A video streaming service available for instructional use.


What is Kaltura?

Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system that stores, hosts and distributes videos. Kaltura will be available through CatCourses for faculty to host videos for instructional use by students. It will allow faculty and students to easily view, record, manage, edit, transcode and deliver high-quality video that is visible on any device, at any time. The video is a proven way to increase engagement and creativity, foster a sense of community, and improve learning outcomes.


How can I access Kaltura?

All UC Merced instructors have access to Kaltura through CatCourses


 Who can access my Kaltura videos?

Videos are available for those in a course using CatCourses with Kaltura turned on. Only you and your students who are signed up for your course will be able to view the videos.


Why Kaltura?

Faculty teaching six different courses, from across all three UC Merced Schools participated in a pilot program throughout Fall 2016 with OIT’s Academic and Emerging Technology and the UC Merced Library. Throughout the pilot program, faculty uploaded numerous instructional course videos for students to view. A few faculty also had students create and upload videos.  The feedback from both user groups was very positive, and Kaltura was chosen as the vendor of choice for this service. It meets OIT’s objectives in providing a cloud-based service that bridges technology resources to support teaching and learning.


Who can help me digitize my media for Kaltura?

The library can work with faculty on digitizing course materials. Request digitization of materials to be uploaded to Kaltura here.  Submit requests as far in advance as possible. The Library processes items in the order in which they are received. Requests are limited to 25 items per course.


What if I need help using Kaltura?

For help in using Kaltura, click here to submit a request. You can also browse through our Knowledge Base. Also, you can also view the Online Tutorials directly from Kaltura.  For all other inquiries, please contact the OIT Service Desk at helpdesk@ucmerced.edu or (209) 228-HELP (4357).