Kaltura is a full-featured digital media hosting platform available to current students, faculty and staff to host and manage digital media content.
Login to Kaltura
View the Getting Started guide
Deliver videos on a website and in LATTE
Edit your content
Automatically caption videos and easily edit them for increased accuracy
Add interactive video features (polls and quizzes)
Collaborate with others
The university has selected Kaltura to replace the Ensemble video platform, which was acquired by another company and will no longer be supported after September 2022.
Kaltura is available to current students, faculty and staff. Users can have access to an individual channel or groups of users can have access to a shared channel for managing content for a department or office.
During this initial phase of the implementation, Kaltura has one primary academic media-related functionality, the publishing of copyrighted and in some cases, non-copyrighted full-length course videos. This service is undergoing a full integration into our LATTE CMS, targeted for a FALL 2022 release. To utilize media from the reserves, faculty can place requests from within LATTE course shells, in the LATTE Course Tools block. Alternatively, the request process can begin here. All other types of academic media publishing to your Latte environment can be conducted through Brandeis Echo 360 by both faculty and students, as detailed here.
Access to Kaltura will be available to the community to start using in August, 2022.
Yes, as part of the Kaltura implementation, Ensemble content will be migrated to Kaltura.
All Ensemble video links and embed codes published on websites must be replaced with new Kaltura links or embed codes. The Digital Communications team will be assisting departments and offices with these updates, and will share more information as we get closer to this phase of the project.
Actively viewed content will remain in Kaltura indefinitely, while content that has not been viewed within 2 years will become archived, and deleted after 4 years. Please consider holding a local copy of content that is important and should never be deleted.
Kaltura will now host Course Videos in place of Ensemble. A new Online Course Video request form has been released in the Course Tools section of LATTE. All videos, including those currently in LATTE, will require a new request. For more information about requesting course videos through LATTE, please visit the Brandeis Library's information page on Course Video Requests.
ITS and Digital Communications will be assisting the community with the transition from Ensemble to Kaltura to ensure that all content is transferred, and video content continues to be available on websites and in courses within LATTE. The teams will be reaching out to users and departments that currently have content in Ensemble with more information.
Please contact MTS (email@example.com) for assistance with content management.
Resources & Support
For more information about the transition from Ensemble to Kaltura, please contact Media Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.