Activities: YU Kaltura Media Resource

mod_kalmediares
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Media Resource plugin for third-party's non-KAF "YU Kaltura Media Package"
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YU Kaltura Media Package

"YU Kaltura Media Package" is a third-party's Kaltura plugin package (a series of plugins) for Moodle 2.9 or later.
This package is developed by the Media and Information Technology Center, Yamaguchi University.
By using this package, users can upload media to the Kaltura server, and easily embed the media in Moodle courses.
Moreover, this package provides some useful functions.
Since this package does not require Kaltura Application Framework (KAF), can work with Kaltura Community Edition (CE) and other editions.

In order to use this package, administrators must install "YU Kaltura Media Local Libraries" and "YU Kaltura Media Gallery".
These plugins provide functions such as uploading, playing back and deleting media files to users.

In addition, the administrators can install "YU Kaltura Media Assignment", "YU Kaltura Media Resource", and "YU Kaltura Media for Atto".
These plugins provide teachers ability of creating resource and activity modules which use kaltura media in their Moodle courses. And, user can embed his/her media into text area (introduction or page content) through the Atto HTML editor.

Please note that there is a chance this module will not work on some Moodle environment.
Also, this package is only available in English and Japanese. Stay tuned to future versions for other language supports.

Original plugin package ("Kaltura Video Package") has better functions than ours and is easy to use. So that, for customers of the "Kaltura SaaS Edition", use the original plugin package is the better.


YU Kaltura Media Resource for Moodle

This is a resource module.
Teachers can create media play page (embed media) in their courses, and can view students' play/view status.
Teachers can choose a media player from Kaltura players, and can set player's size (dimension).
Aditionally, the teacher can upload and record new media in resource editing page.
Students can play the embedded media.
This plugin is updated with stable releases. To follow active development on GitHub, click here.

Requirements

  • PHP5.3 or greater.
  • Web browsers must support the JavaScript and HTML5.
  • System administrators must use the same communication protocol for all routes (between the web browser and the Moodle, between the Moodle and the Kaltura, and between the web browser and the Kaltura). It is better to use HTTPS as the communication protocol.
  • Administrators must not delete "Default" access control profile from their Kaltura server. If they delete the "Default" profile, they must create new profile named "Default" before install our plugins.
  • These plugins do not support Flash players. Therefore, please use HTML5 players.
  • "local_yukaltura" and "local_yumymedia" plugins.


Supported themes

  • Clean
  • Boost (version 1.1.7 and later)
  • Classic (version 1.3.0 and later)

This plugin package might be able to work with other themes.

Installation

Unzip the plugin into /mod/kalmediares within your Moodle install.
Installation will be completed after you log in as an administrator and access the notification menu.

After upgrading the plugin from version 1.1.x/1.2.x to 1.3.x (or later version), the administrators must execute the following command:

php /path/to/moodle/mod/kalmediares/cli/log_migration_1.2to1.3.php

This script reads the access logs of students from the Moodle standard log, and inserts records to new database table. The verison 1.3.0 and laters use this table in order to display an access status list of students.


How to use

  • User's guide, click here.
  • Demonstration web page, click here.


Targeted Moodle versions

Moodle 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Branches

  • MOODLE_29_STABLE -> Moodle2.9 branch
  • MOODLE_30_STABLE -> Moodle3.0 branch
  • MOODLE_31_STABLE -> Moodle3.1 branch
  • MOODLE_32_STABLE -> Moodle3.2 branch
  • MOODLE_33_STABLE -> Moodle3.3 branch
  • MOODLE_34_STABLE -> Moodle3.4 branch
  • MOODLE_35_STABLE -> Moodle3.5 branch
  • MOODLE_36_STABLE -> Moodle3.6 branch
  • MOODLE_37_STABLE -> Moodle3.7 branch


First clone the repository with "git clone", then "git checkout MOODLE_29_STABLE(branch name)" to switch branches.

Warning

  • We are not responsible for any problem caused by this software.
  • This software follows the license policy of Moodle (GNU GPL v3).
  • "Kaltura" is the registered trademark of the Kaltura Inc.
  • Web-camera recording function in supports the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. For smartphones and tablets, you can record movie through a normal media uploader.
  • Uploading and recording functions in resource and activity modules may not work well with smartphones. Because, low resolution screen cannot display these forms correctly.

Screenshots

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Contributors

Picture of Tomoya Saito
Tomoya Saito (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 8:30 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7060
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 5:38 PM
    Dear users,

    In the latest version of our plugins (version 1.1.0) , we have added non-Flash webcam recording function.
    In the "My Media", each user can record a movie by using PC's web-camera, and can upload the movie to your Kaltura server.
    This function uses the JavaScript and WebRTC API.
    Now, the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari support this function.
    The Internet Explorer don't support the WebRTC API.
    Although the Microsoft Edge supports the WebRTC functions, it has a different API from other browsers.
    So that, the Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge cannot execute our webcam recording function.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 6:02 PM
    Dear users,

    In old version of our plugins, there not exists player setting for "My Media (local_yumymedia)" .
    So that, "My Media" uses a player setting for "Kaltura Media Assignment".
    In the new version of our plugins (version 1.1.2), we created a player setting for the "My Media" in a local library (local_yukaltura).
    And, in uploaders of "My Media (local_yumymedia)", we replaced deprecated Kaltura APIs to newer APIs.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Sun, May 20, 2018, 3:08 AM
    Dear users,

    In recently versions of our plugins, administrators can access "Site administration" menu even when the Kaltura server is down.

    In the latest version of our plugins (version 1.1.6) , activity modules ("YU Kaltura Media Assignment" and "YU Kaltura Media Resource") support "Coourse reset" functions of the Moodle.
    And, in the "YU Kaltura Media Resource" (mod_kalmediares), teachers can publish students' access log.
    If teacher enable this property, each student can see own number of "media playing" and "page viewing".

    Additionally, we have added new section about the use of "YU Kaltura Media Resource" to user's guide.
    We hope that the user's guide is helpful for you.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Tue, May 22, 2018, 8:18 PM
    Dear users,

    Under the environment using the "Boost" theme, "My Media" (local_yumymedia) could not display media list correctly.
    And, link to the "My media" did not display.

    In latest version (version 1.1.7) of our plugins support the "Boost" theme.
    We modified the style sheets for "My Media" in local_yumymedia and "Media Selector" in mod_kalmediares.
    And, link to the "My media" is displayed in the "Navigation" menu (left-side menu) in the "Boost" theme.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Fri, Aug 24, 2018, 1:27 PM
    Dear users,

    We appreciate your interest and help.

    Recently versions of our plugins have some issues about sorting of user's media in "My Meida", and initial configuration for "Internal Access".
    So that, we have released revised versions (YU Kaltura Media Local Libraries 1.1.8R2, and YU Kaltura Media Gallery 1.1.8R3).

    And, the "YU Kaltura Media Gallery" can create embed-codes to enable users embed Kaltura video in other web sites.
    However, embed-codes created by old plugins does not support latest version of the Google Chrome.
    Latest version of the plugin can create revised embed-codes.

    Best regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 2:22 PM
    Dear users,

    We have released new version of plugins (version 1.2.1).
    In previous versions, "Invalid KS" errors occur in some server environments.
    In such environments, administrators cannot install our plugins.
    So that, we have fixed a program to connect the Kaltura server and the Moodle server.
    By this change, our plugins will work in more server environments.

    In version 1.2.0 and later, teachers (students) can upload/record new media when they embed (submit) the media in resource (activity) module.
    Therefore, we have created new setting items in setting page of local plugin (local_yukaltura).
    By using these items, administrators can permit users to upload/record media in resource (mod_kalmediares) and activity (mod_kalmediaassign) modules.
    However, these new forms are not be displayed correctly on low resolution screens, so new uploading/recording functions may not work well with smartphones.
    As in previous versions, users can also upload/record the media using the "My Media" (local_yumymedia).

    By changes of specifications of WebRTC APIs in the Mozilla Firefox, our webcam recorder was not able to work with the Firefox 62.0.0 and later versions.
    This issue has been fixed in version 1.2.0 and later.

    we hope that our plugins will be helpful for something.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 9:37 PM
    Dear users,

    We released the YU Kaltura Media Local Libraries (local_yukaltura) version 1.2.1R2.
    In order to connect safely to the Kaltura SaaS Edition or the recently versions of the Kaltura CE, we fixed some statements (about partner ID) in locallib.php.

    Reagards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 1:51 AM
    Dear users,

    The YU Kaltura Media Package version 1.2.2 has been released.

    (1) YU Kaltura Media Local Libraries (local_yukaltura)

    The problem of loading unnecessary JavaScript code has been resolved.
    So, the server load when loading the player widget will be reduced.

    (2) YU Kaltura Media Gallery (local_yumymedia)

    In order to support the Kaltura SaaS Edition, some statements in delete_media.php are modified.

    (3) YU Kaltura Media Assignment (mod_kalmediaassign)

    The problem that module introductions are not displayed on the course page has been resolved.

    (4) YU Kaltura Media Resource (mod_kalmediares)

    The problem of loading unnecessary JavaScript code has been resolved.
    So, the server load when loading the player widget will be reduced.
    The problem that module introductions are not displayed on the course page has been resolved.

    Best regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 3:59 PM
    Dear users,

    We will release the YU Kaltura Media Package 1.3.0 (a series of Moodle plugins for the Kaltura CE) after the Moodle 3.7 is released.

    In the version 1.3.0, we will changes a mechanism to create a list of access status to a media resource.
    In version 1.2.x, when a teacher views a list of access status to the media resource, the number of plays/views of each student is counted using the Moodle standard log.
    This process takes several minutes each time.

    Version 1.3.0 uses a DB table to store students’ access status.
    This change reduces the time it takes to display a list of access status.
    However, since the past access logs are not recorded in the table, the teacher will feel that the number of plays/views to each media resource has become zero.

    So that, we will provide a command line interface script in order to migrate the access logs.
    Administrators of moodle system should execute the script after upgrade of the Moodle plugins.
    This process takes the long time.
    In our university, this process took four hours, even though the Moodle server was not used.

    Additionally, for the recently versions of Moodle 3.x, we will fix codes about the paging bar in the “My Media” page.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Mon, May 20, 2019, 2:35 PM
    Dear users,

    We have released the YU Kaltura Media Package 1.3.0 (a series of Moodle plugins for the Kaltura CE).

    In the version 1.3.0, we have changed a mechanism to create a list of access status to a media resource (mod_kalmediares).
    In version 1.1.x/1.2.x, when a teacher views a list of access status to the media resource, the number of plays/views of each student is counted using the Moodle standard log.
    This process takes several minutes each time.

    Version 1.3.0 uses a DB table to store students' access status.
    This change reduces the time it takes to display a list of access status.
    However, since the past access logs are not recorded in the table, the teacher will feel that the number of plays/views to each media resource has become zero after upgrading.

    So that, we have provided a command line interface script in order to migrate the access logs.
    If you use the resource plugin (mod_kalmediares), administrators of your moodle site should execute the following command after upgrade of the Moodle plugins.

    php /path/to/moodle/mod/kalmediares/cli/log_migration_1.2to1.3.php

    This process takes the long time.
    In our university, this process took four hours, even though the Moodle server was not used.

    Additionally, for the recently versions of Moodle 3.x, we will fix codes about the paging bar in the “My Media” page.
    And, we fixed some bugs in an activity module (mod_kalmediaassign).

    Regards,
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 7:02 PM
    Dear users,

    Today, we released new version of our plugins (version 1.3.1).
    In order to support multiple languages and the Atto's sub-plugin (now, waiting for approval), we have increased the use of language strings.
    Especially, a number of language strings of media gallery (local_yumymedia) increased.

    In the assignment plugin (mod_kalmediaassign), we have corrected an error regarding the remaining time for submission deadline.
    In the local plugin (local_yukaltura), we have fixed layout of paging bar in the media selector used in the assignment and resource plugins (mod_kalmediaassign and mod_kalmediares).
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 1:31 AM
    Dear users,

    Today, we have released new version of our plugins.

    In previous version of activity and resource plugins (mod_kalmediaassign and mod_kalmediares), teachers cannot backup/restore their courses in the Moodle 3.x.
    Because, there were comment and code mistakes in these plugins.
    So that, we fixed some comments and codes in each script for backup and restore processes.
    In latest version, teachers can backup and restore their courses in the Moodle 3.x.
    Aditionally, the resource plugin (mod_kalmediares) can backup and restore the access log records of media resource.

    Regards.
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