Kaltura is a video streaming service that allows instructors to upload videos into Kaltura and then play them back through Canvas. Kaltura supports a wide variety of video formats. Videos can be captured via a web cam and them uploaded or instructors can upload previously prepared videos created via Tegrity, Camtasia, or other software applications.

Note that copyright restrictions still apply on any video that is uploaded into Kaltura. When in doubt, consult the copyright experts at Curtis Laws Wilson Library.

Video file formats supported by Kaltura include:













Best Practices for Web Videos

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Some file formats result in much larger video files. For instance, *.AVI files are typically raw video files (e.g. from a digital camera recording) that require video compression before uploading onto a web site for best performance. It is often best to convert a large file format to a smaller format when uploading files to the web.