Part 9: Spring 2019 Labs

163 Kaltura MediaSpace Updates – 03.07.2019

At the March 7, 2019 Active Teaching Lab, 17 participants explored what’s new in Kaltura MediaSpace, including how to use Interactive Video Quizzing effectively. Attendees shared examples of practical and creative ways to capitalize on Kaltura tools for improved student learning and engagement.


  • Shorter videos reduce cognitive load and attention lapses while also easing the process of revising and updating content. Break your content into multiple 5-minute videos rather than one 20-minute video.
  • Use Chapters and Slides to help viewers navigate recorded content. The ability to jump to a desired section to review greatly increases the convenience of a video for student learning.
  • Add subtitles to video for increased accessibility (required by UW-Madison policy for all non-text web elements). 3Play and CaptionSync are the university-approved vendors for captioning services, but editable auto-captioning may be coming soon!
  • Identify the analytics available for Kaltura media—they’re different than Canvas learning analytics—and decide what and how data may help inform future instruction and content creation.
  • Use interactive video quiz questions to help students assess their learning in real-time and make key takeaways more salient.

For more information on the potential of Kaltura in Canvas, visit the session’s activity sheet.

The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming Labs or read the recaps from past Labs. We build interdisciplinary conversations that are more emergent than a presenter and more dynamic than a panel — a conversation with colleagues sharing challenges, solutions, and experiments on topics selected by a variety of stakeholders.

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