Kaltura – Create a Video Assignment for Students

Having students submit videos as part of an assignment in Canvas can be a rich form of evaluation and provide instructors with an additional way to engage their students. Using Kaltura, your students can create and upload media from their My Media repository. To create a video assignment for your students, go to your course:

Note: Canvas includes a submission type of Online – Media Recordings. Choosing this option will mean any video uploaded to your course will count against your overall course storage quota (2 GB). There is no limit or quota for Kaltura video added to a course.

  1. Click the Assignments tool.
  2. Click + Assignment.
  3. Give your assignment a name.
  4. Provide a description of the assignment and any needed instructions.

Note: It may be helpful to provide your students with a link to instructions on how to Submit a Video Assignment.

  1. Assign points for the assignment.
  2. (Optional) Select or create an Assignment Group.
  3. Use the Display Grade as drop-down to select how the assignment will appear in Grades and to your students.
  4. For submission type use Online and check Text Entry.


  1. Set the Due date and availability.
  2. Click Save or Save & Publish.



Relevant Documentation (Instructors) 

Kaltura – Fix Imported Content from Blackboard Learn 
Kaltura – Access My Media 
Kaltura – Upload and Organize Media 
Kaltura – Edit Kaltura Videos 
Kaltura – Create Hotspots 
Kaltura – Chapters and Slides 
Kaltura – Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder 
Kaltura – Express Capture Recorder 
Kaltura – Embed Video in Pages, Announcements, Assignments,
or Discussions
Kaltura – Create a Video Assignment for Students 
Kaltura – Add Media Gallery to a Course 
Kaltura – Publish Videos to a Course Media Gallery 
Kaltura – Create or edit a Media Gallery Playlist 
Kaltura – Import a Media Gallery from Another Course 
Kaltura – Use Media Gallery for Student Projects 
Kaltura – Manage Collaborators
Kaltura – Download your Videos 
Kaltura – Add or Edit Captions on your Videos