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Kaltura

March 28, 2022

Clemson Online and CCIT are excited to announce the arrival of Clemson University’s new video hosting software: Kaltura.

Kaltura is a video creating, editing, and hosting platform that allows you to easily insert videos into Canvas either from a library or record on the spot. 

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The New Features of Kaltura: Kaltura vs. Ensemble

Kaltura does everything that Ensemble can do and more!

  • Built-in captioning and recording capabilities 
    • Ensemble – No recording capabilities and no auto-captioning assistance.
    • Kaltura – recording, including screen capture, and storing software all-in-one with auto-captioning.
  • Advanced video editing 
    • Ensemble – No video editing capabilities. Merely functions as storage, thus requiring use of another program to edit videos.
    • Kaltura – Comes with basic and advanced video editing features, keeping your video needs in one package.
  • Smarter search features
    • Ensemble – only search by the title of your video. Not great if you can’t quite recall what that video was called but you remember creating it a year ago. 
    • Kaltura –  helps you find your videos by providing you with more search fields. 

What about my videos in Ensemble?

Current active Ensemble videos will be migrated over with more details to come about the process and timeline.

How will I be prepared for this change over?

More information, future Clemson Online live training, documentation and a timeline for this change will be coming in the future. We recognize that the smallest of changes can have major consequences, so a significant change such as this is being prepared for with care and to ensure as smooth of a transition as possible.

If you have any questions about Kaltura and the move from Ensemble, please contact CCIT Support Center by

  • calling or texting (864) 656-3494
  • emailing ITHELP@clemson.edu
  • webchat at ccit.clemson.edu

This Week’s Live Training

  • Workshop Wednesday: External Learning Tools
    • Curious to learn about incorporating learning tools, textbook quiz banks, or Open Educational Resources with Canvas for your F2F or online course? If so, then join us for a 45-minute workshop where attendees will learn how to use these resources in Canvas and why these skills help us to deliver better pedagogy for learners.
    • Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist.
    • Wednesday, March 30th, from 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
    • Register in Tiger Training to join us.
  • Quick Hits
    • In part 3 of our 3-part Quick Hits: Group Projects & Canvas Series, we will discuss how Zoom can be used for group work and assignments. Key features will be highlighted, and we will demonstrate how to enable settings to assure your students are prepared for their group interactions.
    • Facilitated by Clemson Online’s Learning Technology Specialist, Axel Ruiz.
    • Thursday, March 31st from 3:30-4 pm
    • Register in Tiger Training to join us.
  • First Friday Coffee & Conversation
    • Join this virtual and informal round-table discussion with colleagues from across campus as we discuss the following topic: What are the benefits to student group work or group projects? This is for anyone (tenured faculty, full-time lecturer, adjunct, graduate teaching assistant, etc.) who teaches at Clemson University. 
    • Hosted by Clemson Online and facilitated by Anne Marie Rogers, Associate Director Learning Technology.
    • Friday, April 1st, from 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Register here for this event to join us.

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