What is UQ's Video Server?

Kaltura, is UQ's video (and audio) server. It allows staff to upload videos directly into a Content Area (Learning Resources or Assessment) or any where there is a Textbox Editor (Items, Announcements, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals, Wikis and Assignments). Students can play the video files live from inside the course (streaming) or by downloading them. Kaltura also includes basic video editing tools, a webcam recording tool and a desktop recording tool.

Kaltura can also be used by students to upload their video assignments to Learn.UQ.

Echo360, UQ's lecture recording system also allows staff to upload video/audio files using the Ingest function.

Why would I use the Video Server?

Kaltura allows you to upload videos you have produced yourself, such as interviews with discipline experts to your Learn.UQ course. Course content can be converted to online videos to free up in-class time for active learning and problem solving activities. Uploading individual videos into a course site can slow the course loading time, and impact the entire Learn.UQ system.  By hosting the videos on Kaltura, you improve the user experience for yourself and for your students.

Video storage timeframe

To accommodate increased usage of Kaltura video assessment submissions, a pruning process currently deletes old and unused video content. For more information, please refer to the Kaltura Video Storage project page.

  • Content greater than 12 months old which has never published will be deleted. Content owners will receive 2 email warnings. The first one will be sent 4 weeks prior to deletion, and the 2nd at weeks prior. This email will contain links to guides for downloading the content to personal storage/devices in the case you would like to retain this content.
  • Content greater than 4 years old which has not been played in the previous 2 years will be deleted. Content owners will receive 2 email warnings. The first one will be sent 4 weeks prior to deletion, and the 2nd at weeks prior. This email will contain links to guides for downloading the content to personal storage/devices in the case you would like to retain this content.

Student Video Assessment Showcase

Examples of student videos are available on the Video Assessment Showcase webpage (UQ login required). This webpage shows a range of student video assessment examples from around the University.

As a course coordinator if you feel you have outstanding examples of student work that you think would be a useful addition to the video assessment showcase please feel free to email details to elearningadvisors@uq.edu.au. Students will need to complete and sign a photography and video consent form in order for their video to be posted on the showcase webpage.

Is there a file size upload limit?

Kaltura uses a HTML5 uploader in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE 10+, that does not have a file size limit.

Note: Older versions of Internet Explorer which requires Kaltura to use a Flash uploader have a file size limit of 2 GB.

eLearning Solutions Service (via Zoom)

The eLearning Solutions Service offers one-on-one consultations to course teaching staff on adopting UQ eLearning technologies.

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