Connecticut College has been using Kaltura as its video-hosting solution for Moodle since 2013. Our Kaltura subscription was upgraded last summer and we now have a MediaSpace website that can host videos outside of Moodle. This Connecticut College branded site has no advertisements and allows for greater control of sharing content.
MediaSpace Uses at Connecticut College
Angela Barney from The Holleran Center for Community Action made a channel to share student videos from the Holleran Center 2020 Senior Integrative Projects.
“Michael Dreimiller & Kate Bengtson made it easy for me to feel confident about using Kaltura MediaSpace. I am not only thrilled about our finished product and our ability to highlight the seniors’ hard work but hopeful that we will be able to continue to use this platform to enhance the Holleran Center’s social media presence.” – Angela Barney
Audrey Zakriski from the Psychology department created a channel to share student testimonials from the Practicum in Clinical and Community Settings course.
“I really enjoyed learning to use MediaSpace this semester as a way of sharing the great work of my students in the Psychology Practicum Class during this unusual semester. The Practicum Class relies on word of mouth advertising and peer referrals which were harder to generate in our Spring 2020 remote learning context. I am excited that Psychology students planning their courses for the major will now have this opportunity to hear from students who have engaged with this transformative capstone experience – anytime they want to! I am not the most tech-savvy professor out there, but with some great technical support from Michael Dreimiller my students and I were able to create a lasting video introduction to this important capstone experience for Psychology majors.” – Audrey Zakriski
Anthony Graesch from the Anthropology department created a channel to share videos created for his Kw’ets’tel Project.
Anyone with a college network account (including students) can go to https://media.conncoll.edu and log in with their Conn College network credentials (click on Guest in the upper right to log in). Once logged in you can start uploading videos to your account. Some features include:
- Channels are pages that you can use to organize videos and add collaborators so others can post videos to your channel. Viewers can subscribe to your channel, receiving notifications when new content is published.
- Editable, machine-generated captions are available for all videos. They are indexed, allowing viewers to search for a word and jump to that that point in a video. Transcripts are also generated from captions.
- Allow and moderate comments on videos to encourage engagement.
- Detailed metrics for individual videos and channels are available.
- Restrict content to just those with a Connecticut College account.
- If you use Kaltura Capture, automatically upload these videos to MediaSpace.
- Host a video that you know all international students will be able to watch. (YouTube and Vimeo are both currently blocked in China, YouTube is blocked in eight other countries.)
- Keep viewers focused on your content. YouTube or Vimeo easily distract viewers by recommending outside videos or showing advertisements.
More Information & Support
Contact MediaSpace administrator Michael Dreimiller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to do any of the following:
- Request permission to publish to one of the existing menu items
- Request that a new menu item added
- Request ownership of one of the videos that we uploaded or channels we created
- Request that a channel that you have created be made accessible to any logged-in CC user or accessible to the world.