Creating Manual Playlists in Kaltura

Example of a Playlist


  • Before a user can set up a Kaltura playlist, the following must be true:
    the user must have access to a Canvas course

  • the course instructor must add the Media Gallery to the course navigation (Settings > Navigation)

  • the videos must be added to the Media Gallery.

The UWSA DLE Kaltura implementation currently supports manually-created playlists, where the creator has selected each video. It does not currently support rules-based playlists, which automatically select videos based on a set of criteria (all of the videos tagged "kitten," for example).

Creating a Manual Playlist

  1. Go to course in Canvas

  2. Click Media Gallery in course navigation

  3. On top right of the Media Gallery screen, click the hamburger menu, then Edit

  4. Click the Playlists tab

  5. On the far right of the Playlists page, click Create New, then Manual Playlist

  6. Under Set Details, write a title, description, and tags for the playlist

  7. Click Add Media

  8. Click Add to move videos from Media Gallery list on left to your playlist on right.

  9. Click Save

10) Back on the playlists page, click Embed 

11) On the Embed Playlist popup, select a Horizontal or Vertical playlist and then copy (ctrl + c) the embed code

12) Insert the embed code into the HTML editor of the page you want. See Instructure's How do I embed a video in a page in a course? guide for instructions on doing this in Canvas.