Use media to support learners for a wide variety of academic subjects and disciplines. Check out some of the available tools for creating media or contact a Media Specialist for help.

Kaltura Media

Use Kaltura for recording your webcam and computer screen.

Kaltura is our college streaming media server. Instructors can upload media or download the Kaltura Personal Capture desktop recorder to record their computer screen, web camera and voice.

View tutorials on Kaltura from the Chemeketa MediaSpace website:

Please consider uploading your slides or lecture notes to eLearn along with your media for students who may not be able to stream videos due to limited wifi or data plans.


Record media with Kaltura Personal Capture

Kaltura Course Media Gallery

Instructors can add a Kaltura Media Gallery to their courses with options for students to record, upload, and share media.

Below are some key features:

  • Moderate content to approve or reject media
  • Enable comments for discussions under media
  • Keep comments private between the student and instructor
  • Display mashup media in the Media Gallery

Click the Actions button to Edit these settings for your Media Gallery.

Media Analytics

Instructors can access analytics for a Media Gallery to view insights on student viewing and engagement.

  • Access a Dashboard to view trends and insights
  • View trends by Media, Engagement, or Contribution
  • View data by week, month, year, or custom range

Add a Media Gallery to your Blackboard course

Kaltura Video Assignments

Instructors can provide instructions to students on how to submit a Kaltura Video Assignment in Blackboard.

Below are some key features:

  • Students can use the Kaltura Video Submission mashup
  • Students can record and/or upload media
  • Instructors can view the media in the Assignment Grading view in Blackboard
  • Students can view the media and grading feedback

A copy of the media is created for grading and record keeping.

How to submit Video Assignments in Blackboard

Kaltura Media Mashup

Instructors and students can add media to their Blackboard courses using the Kaltura Media mashup tool.

Below are some key features:

  • Upload or Record media
  • Add media to Discussions and eleswhere in their courses
  • Manage media from the My Media page in eLearn

How to Add Media to Blackboard using the Kaltura mashup

Uploading Media to Kaltura

Below are some tips and considerations for uploading media to Kaltura.

  • Upload a short (<5 second) sample video first so you know what to expect from the recording and upload process.
  • Break up your course content into 10-15 minute mini-lecture segments. Shorter videos keep your students attention and are faster to upload and process.
  • Upload material in the order you need it and upload early to allow time for file upload, processing, and potential errors.
  • Even when Kaltura MediaSpace is running smoothly other internet service providers may experience degraded service which could limit your upload speed.
    • Test your speed by going to
    • Click the “Show more info” button to see your upload speed.
    • 1 Mbps upload speed should be able to upload a 250 MB file in about 33 minutes.
    • Try connecting your computer directly to your modem or router using an ethernet cable for faster internet speeds.
  • Don’t upload all your course content at once. Space it out over a few days if possible.
  • If you are creating narrated slide lectures use the Powerpoint Recording Tools and the “Export to Video” feature. You can then upload your MP4 video file to Kaltura.
  • If you use Kaltura Capture only record one input – webcam or screen. Recording both inputs doubles the file size, the time it takes to upload and process your file.
    • Consider recording a short intro video with your webcam and the rest of your lecture segments with just the screen.
  • Upload and processing times will lengthen when there are a lot of users uploading content to support online and remote learning.
  • Keep an eye on the Kaltura Server Status page for notifications regarding performance impacts and outages.

Recording in PowerPoint

Instructors can create recorded presentations and lectures using PowerPoint.

These recording features are available in PowerPoint 2019 or Office 365 for Windows PC only. Not available for Mac computers.

TIP: export your recorded video presentation to video, and then upload it to your Blackboard course using Kaltura.

Download Microsoft Office

Instructors & students can download and install Microsoft Office 365 for Windows and Mac computers. View instructions for how to Download Microsoft Office 365 to your computer.

New Recording features in PowerPoint

Streaming Media Resources

Browse and search for media available from our college streaming media collections. Browse and search streaming media available through our college library.

Closed Captioning

Do you need help with closed captioning for instructional media?

The Center for Academic Innovation has established a captioning & transcription service for faculty to request closed captions for their media.

View the Closed Captioning page for support resources.

Instructor Support

Contact the Tech Hub Faculty in the Center for Academic Innovation for help with remote teaching, instructional technology, media support and more.

Building 9, Room 106 - Salem Campus

Tech Hub Faculty team

Faculty Resource Center

Technology Media