Other: Kaltura Video Package

Maintained by Picture of gonen r gonen r, Picture of Yael Dovrat Yael Dovrat
Kaltura plug-ins for Moodle 2.1 - 2.x and 3.x
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Kaltura's Video Package for Moodle 2.x makes it easy to add the robust capabilities of Kaltura's open
source online video platform to any Moodle site. The package was developed specifically for Moodle
and integrates with other features and modules, such as resources and activities, so that users can
upload and embed media easily.

The package adds the following features for all users:

* My Media: users’ personal media gallery, for uploading, viewing, managing, and sharing media

* Create screen recordings and use them in the Kaltura activities

* Integration as an external repository with the file picker accessible from the text editor: embed your media or media you have access to, anywhere you can author text

In addition, Teachers and Admins have the following features available:

* Video Resource activity: Easily add video content to your course as a specialized resource

* Video Presentation activity: Create a synchronized view of a Document and a Video

* Video Assignment activity: Allows students to submit videos as an assignment submission

* View engagement reports for videos used on your course

 

Version information:

Please take note of the version of Moodle you have and the version of the plug-in you are installing. The Download page states which version of Moodle the version of the plug-in is for.

Version information example: Kaltura release 3.0.96 (RL: 2.5.1.1)

3.0.96 is the version of the plug-in that Kaltura has release. It does not correspond to any Moodle version number and it should be referenced when contacting Kaltura support.

RL: 2.5.1.1 is our internal version. The first two points (2.5) correspond to the version of Moodle that it has been tested with (Moodle 2.5.x).

 

Contributors

Picture of gonen r
gonen r (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Yael Dovrat
Yael Dovrat: Product Manager
Picture of Akinsaya Delamarre
Akinsaya Delamarre
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  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Thu, 17 Aug 2017, 10:22 AM
    @Daemon, @Andrew, @Trevor,
    Now, our non-KAF plugin package is waiting for approval.
    Please wait for a while until release.
  • Picture of Daemon Hunt
    Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 12:36 PM
    @Tomoyo
    Very grateful to you for sharing this with us. I am extremely interested to see how well it works on mobile without Flash tripping us up. Brilliant work, I watch on keenly, will fork the package and see if I can help out further.
  • Picture of Tobiasz Lasociński
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 7:58 PM
    I update kaltura from 3.1 to 4.1 and kaltura doesn't work... When I try to go to my gallery i see only "Not Found".
    Kaltlog shows error: File does not exist: /opt/kaltura/app/alpha/web/hosted
    I can't migrate data because I got error: "Invalid KS"
    Can anyone help?
  • Picture of gonen r
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 8:03 PM
    Hi Tobiasz,
    Are you using Kaltura CE, or do you have an account on Kaltura SaaS?
    The plugin v4+ depends on KAF (Kaltura Application Framework) which is a licensed product by Kaltura, usually for SaaS accounts.
    Thus, if you are using Kaltura CE, you can't upgrade to the v4+ of the plugin.

    if you are a Kaltura customer, please reach out to your Kaltura rep and you will get the help needed through customer care.
  • Picture of Tobiasz Lasociński
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 8:16 PM
    Hi gonen,
    I'm using Kaltura CE... So what should i do? I upgrade moodle to 3.3.1+.
    Which version of kaltura can I pick up?
  • Picture of gonen r
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 8:20 PM
    Hi Tobiasz,
    The v3 plugin which is compatible with Kaltura CE has stopped at support for moodle 2.6.
    I know there's some community activity to get it (or a fork of it) work on newer versions of moodle.
    see comments from @Tomoyo above.
  • Picture of Tobiasz Lasociński
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 8:25 PM
    Hi gonen,
    thank you very much for your help.
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 3:49 PM
    Today, our non-KAF kaltura plugins have been published at follow URLs.
    https://moodle.org/plugins/local_yukaltura
    https://moodle.org/plugins/local_yumymedia
    https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_kalmediaassign
    https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_kalmediares

    Between our plugins and the Kaltura Video Package, there are many differences about source codes, functions and page designs.
  • Jörgen Ivarsson
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 5:37 PM
    Hi!
    I have a question for you who use this plugin. We at our university use a REST call to copy courses in Moodle (core_course_duplicate_course). My question is if Moodle is supposed to duplicate the media gallery with its content when we copy the course? When we copy a course, no videos or playlists are copied to the new course. Our teachers have spent a lot of time building up playlists with almost 100 videos in one single course. They do not want to add media or rebuild the play lists every semester when they copy the course.
    Our university also uses Sakai as a learning management system. It also uses a Kaltura plugin. When we copy courses in Sakai, the playlists and video in Media Gallery are copied to the new course.
    Should we expect different behaviors from these two LMS or have we missed something in the configuration of the Moodle KAF? Has anyone succeeded to copy a course with the content of the Media Gallery?
  • Picture of gonen r
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 5:56 PM
    Hi Jörgen

    To our knowledge, the "copy" in Moodle is actually importing an archived course.
    From our investigation (which, admittedly, was few Moodle versions ago) - when you import an archived course into a new course - the relevant event that gets triggered in Moodle does not include the original course ID - so our plugin can't tell from which Kaltura category a content should be copied into the new category (that represents the new course).
    So this is a limitation that our plugin has and it is imposed on us by Moodle (so not a limitation we can solve on our own).

    I'm not familiar with the REST call to copy a course. if it works differently than the archive-import, and a plugin such as Kaltura could catch the "duplicate" event and use it to perform a copy in the Kaltura side - we could probably add this capability to the plugin.
    However, a quick look in Moodle's core code shows that this REST call is actually just automating a backup of existing course and then immediately imports it - so essentially, it is the same as "archive import" that is available in the moodle admin, thus I don't think we will be able to solve it.

    For LMSs that we cannot support an automated course copy in, we developed a KAF feature ("channelimport") that allows the course manager (= teacher) to copy content from other courses he manages - this is shown when you open the course gallery page.
  • Jörgen Ivarsson
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 6:08 PM
    Hi Gonen! Thank you for your quick reply! I understand that certain features can't easily be implemented in all LMS:s as they have different ways of doing things (like copy courses). But given that, i find it very interesting that you have a feature that lets teachers copy a channel by themselves. When you use this feature, does copying a channel copy both the video content and the play lists? And my most importen question: How do I activate this feature? I cannot see any sign of this feature in our media gallery. Is it something I have to activate in the Moodle KAF?
  • Picture of gonen r
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 8:43 PM
    Hi Jörgen,
    I think it copies both entries and playlists.
    You activate this by enabling the "channelimport" module in your KAF admin.
    If you have further questions, you can reach out to your CSM or to Kaltura Customer Care and they will be able to give you more info about this feature.
  • Jörgen Ivarsson
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 8:53 PM
    Hi Gonen!
    I have successfully activated the setting to enable this function in the KAF. Thank you very much for your help! It would completely solve our problem (even better than an automatic solution) if it wasn't for one thing: It only copies 10 playlists. And if that was not bad enough, if you have 11 playlists in a course, it won't copy any playlist at all. We would have to copy all 11 playlists by hand. This behavior is really bad. If it at least copied the first 10 playlists.
    Do you know if there is some way to increase this limit? We have one course right now with 10 playlists, and I suspect that it soon will have even more playlists. If there have to be a limit for performance reasons, it would be nice to be able to set the limit ourself in the KAF. Do you know anything about this limit? Is there any plans to remove the limit och at least change it?
  • Picture of gonen r
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 8:56 PM
    The limit is indeed there for performance reasons.
    raising the limit is currently not configurable and will require code change.
    Let's take this discussion via CSM or Customer Care (you can note that I provided some info here, so they will know to contact me internally and keep me in the loop) to see what could be done.
  • Jörgen Ivarsson
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 9:37 PM
    Thank you for your help Gonen!
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