You can use Kaltura integrations to present rich media content in your courses. You can use Kaltura to host and share videos, images, and audio files with course members.

The Kaltura integration is powered by Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). Refer to this documentation for information on setting up the tool for your institution.

More on Kaltura's LTI Integration on Kaltura's site


Install and configure Kaltura

Kaltura sends you the information you need to get set up. After you receive that information, follow these steps:

  1. Add Kaltura as a new LTI tool provider on your Blackboard Learn environment.
  2. Create placements for every place you want your students and instructors to find Kaltura tools. For example, create a System tool placement to add My Media to the Tools page in the Ultra base navigation. Create a Course tool placement to add it to course Content Market.

More on how to deploy Kaltura tools on the Kaltura website


Troubleshooting and FAQs

If an instructor reports an Access Denied message when opening Kaltura in a course, confirm that the LTI integration is configured to send user data, including Role in Course, Name, and Email Address.

If an instructor is teaching courses in both Original and Ultra their My Media libraries will be the same. The integration is linked to a user's Kaltura account. They can access it no matter what Course View they are using.


Migrating Kaltura from Building Blocks to LTI in Original Courses

Content Migration Tool service for Kaltura

Anthology provides a tool that will covert Building Block links to LTI links in Original Courses. The Content Migration Tool helps to ensure a smoother transition experience ahead of the removal of Building Blocks in Learn configurations.

The Kaltura integration in Original Courses was initially powered by Blackboard Building BlockTM (B2) Technology. The Kaltura integration is now powered by Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) for both Ultra and Original courses.

The migration supports Kaltura links located in the Course Content page and Content Editor of Original courses. This migration supports Version 3 of Kaltura, meaning Building Block content present within the iframe. This includes Mashup links within the content editor (VTBE): wikis, journals, discussions, assessments, assignments, groups, announcements, Test questions, and Question Banks. 

Some material that is not supported includes:

  • Material from older versions of Kaltura (for example videos embedded within a table and anchor tags) will be handled in a future iteration of this tool.
  • Student submissions that includes Kaltura content 
  • Student feedback

Core deep links are already LTI content, so they are not converted. Any Kaltura LTI link in an Original course is not converted because it is already LTI content.

A temporary archive of the course is created before migration. In case there is a problem with the content or the migration, the administrator will be able to restore the course. 

Using the Content Migration Tool service for Kaltura

You can manage placements through drop-down menus, simplifying the Building Block transition process. The Content Migration Tool service for Kaltura can be accessed through Administrator Tools. Select Content Migration Tool in Tools and Utilities

Content Migration Tool

Select Migration Service Settings to configure settings.

Select the required IDs and leverage custom parameters for course details and migrated content. 

Migration settings for Kaltura

Once configurations are set, you can select the courses to migrate to and monitor the status of the migrated courses.

Content Migration Tool

A course search function displays the courses (enabled or disabled) that contain the content links to be migrated. There is a designated time range for the search.

Courses that contain Kaltura content links

You can track the status of courses selected for content link migration. Search for migration link statuses for each course based on a specified time range.

Search options for identifying courses for migration

For administrators: For optimal performance, select a maximum of two semesters during content migration process.