How do I manage settings for my Kaltura media?

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This guide walks you through accessing and adjusting the settings for your existing Kaltura media. Whether you need to edit video details, manage collaboration settings, or understand how to utilize analytics, this article provides step-by-step instructions to efficiently manage your media in Kaltura. By the end of this guide, you'll be equipped to customize your media to better suit your needs and enhance your audience's viewing experience.


  • A video in your Kaltura My Media

Step-by-Step Instructions

To edit your media settings, including video details and collaboration options, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to and log in with your credentials OR from Canvas global navigation, select My Media.
  2. Locate the video you wish to edit and select the Edit (pencil) icon adjacent to it. This action will direct you to the Edit area.
  3. In the Edit area, you can preview the video and access different tabs to edit various settings:
    • Details: Select the Details tab to modify the video title, description, and tags.
    • Options: Select the Options tab to manage video clip creation and comment settings.
    • Collaboration: Use the Collaboration tab to adjust ownership or collaboration permissions.
    • Thumbnails: The Thumbnails tab allows you to set or change the video's thumbnail image.
    • Download: Click the Download tab to configure available download formats.
    • Captions: Access the Captions tab to manage captions, including editing, requesting, or uploading new ones.
    • Timeline: Use the Timeline tab to add chapter markers to your video.

Video options page. Option categories are highlighted.


  • If you encounter issues accessing your Kaltura My Media, ensure you are logged in to your account.
  • If you cannot edit the desired video, ensure you are the media owner or a co-editor.
  • For problems with video playback or settings not saving, try clearing your browser's cache and cookies, or switch to a different browser.

Next Steps

Now that your video has the correct details, you can

Share your video

Keep editing your video


Still need help? If you run into problems or still need help, reach out to the Technology & Learning Program.

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