Kaltura: Designing & Implementing Student Rich Media Projects


Students and faculty have access to Kaltura, UNH's tool 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. Assign an appropriate weight grade for the amount of work involved: Assessment Guidelines.

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. Reach out to the Media Specialists specializing in Rich Media, arrange a meeting to talk with them.

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. Enable My Media (this is where your students will initially create or upload their media too.
  2. Familiarize yourself with Kaltura.
  3. Create the Kaltura Rich Media Assignment. You can also create the assignment in a Discussion in myCourses and your students will submit the assignment in the same way through the Text Editor. 
  4. You may also use the Kaltura Media Gallery in your course to share media with your class. 


Information to Share with Your Students:

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



UNH Academic Technology Forms & Guides.

The HugeManities Project, a Summer Digital Projects Institute is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New Hampshire Humanities Collaborative; and is a UNH College of Liberal Arts (COLA) initiative.

Digital Storytelling Resourses, external resources. 


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