Kaltura: Designing & Implementing Student Rich Media Projects

Task: Students and faculty have access to Kaltura for media hosting and delivery. Along with sharing lectures and other instructional media, you can create rich media assignments (assessments) for your students. This article will provide Best Practices as well as the steps needed to create the assignment and guide your students through the process of uploading their media to your course.



Best Practices for Designing & Implementing Student Rich Media Projects:
Make sure the assignment ties into your course or module learning objective. Clearly describe the purpose of the project. You can create a rubric for assessment to help students successfully complete the assignment (you can find samples by Googling "rubrics for reach media assignments"). Unless you have real experience in media production, do not assess heavily on production value. 

Reach out to colleagues who have experience creating and assigning rich media projects, they can be an excellent resource. Like with other student projects, assign a pre, low-stakes media assignment to get you and your students comfortable with the technologies. If your learning objectives allow, offer different ways to complete the assignment - a short movie, narrated PowerPoint, a poster, a podcast...

Consider making it a group assignment. This will present obstacles if your course is online and asynchronous. If using groups, assign group roles with responsibilities. If possible, try to have at least one student with media experience in each group. Give ample time to allow your students to complete the media assignment:

  • Break up the assignment into stages; a proposal, an outline, a storyboard, rough draft...
  • Give feedback to the students for each stage, offer constructive and positive feedback. Grade accordingly.

Necessary Steps to Create the Rich Media Assignment:

  1. Familiarize yourself with Kaltura.
  2. Create the Kaltura Rich Media Assignment. You can also create the assignment in a Discussion in Canvas and your students will submit the assignment in the same way through the Text Editor. 
  3. You may also use the Kaltura Media Gallery in your course to share media with your class. 


Further reading:

  1. How to create and/or upload media to My Media.
  2. Using Kaltura Capture to record a presentation.
  3. How to Embed Media into an assignment or Discussion post in Canvas.
  4. Student Survival Guide.
  5. How to record an interview.
  6. How to record a narration.
  7. Adding copyright-free content.

Need additional help?

Please fill out this streaming media webform with as much detail as possible or use this link to the Technology Help Desk to locate your local campus contact information. 

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Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
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University of New Hampshire (UNH)